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Make a change for better health and call a wellness coach today at 1-866-862-4295.  

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BOOST YOUR ZEN - 8-week Meditation and Stress Reduction Course

Boost Your Zen 8-week workshop with Grace Estripeaut

How do you bring a sense of calm, relaxation and focus to the rush of daily life? Come get your toolkit to do just that.

  • What if you could see stress before it hit you, create pause in your life, and take control of situations before they spun you out of control?
  • How do you increase your capacity to respond gracefully and skillfully to the challenges of your daily life?
  • How do you stay present, focus on what matters, and build meaningful relationships with people you care about?

 In this 8 week course, you'll learn a practical approach to staying calm, being focused, and handling stress. You'll love this course if you've wanted to know more about meditation and mindfulness but weren't sure how they could help you in real life.

Each weekly 45 minute class is a blend of practical, down-to-earth exercises in mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction. You’ll decompress, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel like you took a vacation at lunch time.


  • Integrate simple exercises to stay calm and ahead of the rush of daily life.
  • Know how to apply mindfulness in daily life to save time, be more productive, and handle stress more effectively.
  • Increase your ability to calmly surf the highs and lows in a week, boost your clarity and self-awareness in relationship to your own stress response. 


Location:  Classes will meet in University Hall 306.

Dates: Thursdays September 22 - November 10

Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm 

Attending the entire series is encouraged however we realize you may not be able to make each session. Please register via PioneerWeb for the 8 -week program. 

Wellmetrics Incentive Program Participants: You will earn 100 points per class - sign the attendance sheet at each class and your points will be uploaded at the completion of the series. 


A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.  

More simply put - paying attention in a particular way (Jon Kabat-Zinn's definition).  

If you're interested in more information- check out Anderson Cooper's new viewpoint of this practice.  


All you need is a few minutes to start practicing these stress reducing and awareness exercises.  Check out these guided meditations for an introduction to Mindfulness.