Jamie Derrick, Ph.D.
Mindfulness Resources/
U of Idaho

scroll down to find available online resources and live offerings on the University of Idaho campus. 

Students . Faculty . Staff . Visitors . Community Members .   All Welcome.


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  • free weekly drop-in mindfulness meditation
    wednesday noon-12:20, TLC 223  -- everyone is welcome


  • you can now zoom in for the drop-in :
    join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/344259873
    Wednesday noon-12:20


  • Spring 2020 Course -- University of Idaho --- Spring 2020
    Psyc 403: Mindfulness and Well-being, Meets M, W 11:30-12:20, 3 credits
     Everyone welcome
    This will be a practice-based course.  The focus is on skill building.  Grading based on attendance and a final project.


  • 3.5 day residential meditation retreat  offered by Dave Potter of Palouse Mindfulness and co-taught by Jamie Derrick --
    if you have an established meditation practice that you would like to deepen with intensive practice. 
    It runs Oct 1-4, 2020 and will be held at a retreat center in Hayden Lake.  Contact Dave Potter for more information.


amie Derrick, UI Mind Founder | Mindfulness Educator & Practice Mentor

Dr. Derrick a certified  Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, accredited training program). In addition she works as a mindfulness mentor for UCLA's Intensive Personal Practice program and works with Inward Bound Meditation Experience to bring mediation to at-risk teenagers.

She studied MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) with Jon Kabat Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts, MAPS (mindful awareness practices) at the University of California at LA, and she is currently undertaking training in trauma-informed intervention at the Canadian Institute for Trauma Research and Education.   She is a certified yoga instructor (RYT200) through Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe.

She has taught mindfulness classes at University of Idaho, in her community, and at UCLA.  She has staffed teen meditation retreats (residential retreats) for iBME and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  And offers a yearly silent meditation retreat for adults in Northern Idaho.  She offers some online resources including a 21-day mindfulness podcast, a facebook blog on mindfulness, and recorded audio meditations.

She is a welcoming teacher.  No experience needed to attend her classes.

(and check out other resources below)

Jamie Derrick is also featured  on TEDx Uidaho where she spoke about mindfulness and kindness
watch her talk on YouTube:  A Kindness Revolution

other information about
health and performance benefits (click links for more information)

In addition to the Wednesday noon practice, there are many resources that can help support your
meditation practice.  There are apps you can download.  One of my favorites is called 'Insight Timer'.  There are many types of free, recorded meditations.  And below are some online resources:

  • free weekly guided meditations
    for faculty, staff, and students at U of I and the community

     FREE, drop-in noon to 12:20pm , TLC 047
  • University of Idaho class (Spring 2020)
    Psyc 403:Mindfulness and Well-being


Media Coverage:

University of Idaho, KUOI Radio, October 2019 [link coming]
University of Idaho Argonaut, March 2019
Derrick speaking about mindfulness on Tomversations podcast

University of Idaho Argonaut, Oct 2, 2017
University of Idaho Argonaut, Feb 3, 2017
Huffington Post ...  January 28, 2016
University of Idaho Argonaut video, Feb 4, 2016
University of Idaho Argonaut, Sept 26, 2015
University of Idaho Argonaut, Feb 13, 2015
Lewiston Tribute, April 25, 2015 (Balance Insert)
Idaho Public Radio, May 8, 2015
KRFP Yin Radio Interview, May 10, 2015

Opinion Pieces for Argonaut written by Jamie Derrick
Taming Your Mind, January 15, 2016
U of I is a stressed out campus, October 15, 2015
The Value of Labeling Emotion, October 22, 2015
Mindfulness is Kind, November 12, 2015

watch for upcoming articles on kindness, gratitude, focus, and more....