Effective In-Depth Mindfulness Offerings at UC Davis Campus.
We completed a pilot study looking at the feasibility and effectiveness of offering a 6 week Mindfulness Awareness Practices course, an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course and the online Science of Happiness Course through the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley.
We piloted three different methodologies of mindfulness based programming.:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Mindful Awareness Practices (MAP)
- UC Berkeley’s The Greater Good Science Center’s, Science of Happiness Online Course.
All three offerings took place in the winter/spring quarters and were open to faculty, staff and students. MBSR was offered at the UC Davis Health campus, MAP was offered at the UC Davis campus and the online course was available in both locations to all of our faculty, staff and students.
Objectives were to compare the effectiveness of each offering on various mental and emotional well-being measures and to pilot various offerings and formats (date/time/location/time investment, etc.) to see how populations within our UC Davis community respond and to inform any future offerings.
Stacey Brezing, MS, RCEP, NBC-HWC
Director of Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being
Occupational Health Services
Philippe Goldin, PhD
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing