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    "The instructors were very understanding in my Center courses and they truly practiced mindfulness themselves! They were the most supportive instructors that I have experienced here at the University."

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    "I work for a non-profit with a mission to build healthier communities. I’m using what I’ve learned in my Center courses to help people explore diverse ways of building individual and community resilience."

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    "As a future physician, I will apply some of the holistic practices that I have learned in Center coursesto my medical practices. The body is more than just the physical being, and there is more to medicine than pharmaceuticals."

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    "CSPH courses are different because they rely much more heavily on reading and synthesizing information from research – these courses really support critical thinking. The approach is more 'how to think' about a subject, rather than 'what to think.'"
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    "I am a practicing pharmacist, and taking an academic course at the Center gave me new tools to use to help my patients."

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    Top Reasons for Enrollment

    • Academic credit
    • Personal development
    • Professional education
    • Mental health and wellbeing
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    Academic Quality

    • 96% satisfied with course quality
    • 94% satisfied with academic rigor
    • 91% satisfied with academic instruction
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    Students reported CSPH courses support them in addressing:

    • Stress: 75%
    • Anxiety: 58%
    • Depression: 35%
    • Insomnia: 17%
    • Other: 14%

 

$3M Transformational Learning; $4M Strategic Innovation; $4M Research and Discovery; $1M Growth and Sustainability; $12M Overall Goal

 

"I am excited to kick off the Wellbeing for All campaign for the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. The campaign comes at a time when we are poised to grow the Center in ways that will enable us to meet the increasing needs of those we serve."

-Center Director Mary Jo Kreitzer

Featured Events

Free Webinar: Mindful Cooking for Body and Spirit

Mindful cooking Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online

Maintaining a wholesome, nourishing, simple mindful eating style can keep you grounded and healthy, so you can put your energy into the important work of social justice and personal, community, and environmental health. 

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Free Webinar: Nature Heals - An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics

Woods Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Online

Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings.

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Food and Mood Workshop

Healthy food Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Online

Join Licensed Nutritionist Carolyn Denton for an interactive workshop that will explore how the food you eat feeds your body and influences your mind. You will learn about how different types of food send messages to the brain and body about

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Free Webinar: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program: History, Evolution and Possible Benefits

MBSR Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Online

This webinar will highlight the history and efficacy of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, over 30 years ago at University of MA Medical School.

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Free Webinar: Navigating Transitions and Change

Change Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Online

Throughout our lives, we will face both welcome and unwelcome changes that disrupt our sense of normalcy. Even wanted changes – such as new relationships and jobs – force us to navigate transition.

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