Hello everyone.... I wanted to reach out to my local folks and ask you for some ideas. The attendance at the weekly noon drop-in has ebbed and flowed this semester and seems to be overall dwindling. I am still deeply committed to making the drop-in available and I think it is valuable to the campus. Can you offer any thoughts or ideas about how to get the word out more? Do you think the weekly in-person meetings are worth keeping them going? Would classes be of more interest? I'm honestly not sure of the best way to meet the campus needs/ interests. Please share your insights. ... See MoreSee Less
How is your practice going? One of the powerful things we can do with mindfulness is become aware of our thoughts... and try to disengage from habitual patterns. It's so easy to hear and respond to the soundtrack of our thoughts without even really noticing how much they shape what we do; what we say; what we feel. So here is an interesting practice you might dabble with... [can you include yourself in this???!!!] ... just becoming really aware of what it's like to "Try not to say anything negative about anyone for 3 days".
What would that be like? What would you have to do to put the brakes on sh*t-talk? Where would it be hard? Where would it be easy? Do you feel resistance to the idea right away or are you sort of curious to give it a try? What would that be like for 45 days?
I'd encourage you to give this a try... even for a single day ... it's a great way to become more aware of how embedded it is to speak unkindly and what it feels like to cut back. ... See MoreSee Less
We got a few more inches last night... but it's light and fluffy and travel is pretty easy today. UI Mind's drop-in meditation WILL MOST DEFINITELY be held today, Wednesday Feb 20. We will be in TLC 029. (We ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT DO what is pictured here!!) We are also not impacted by Jazz Fest --- which starts tomorrow. So bring your feet to be grounded and your back to be lengthened and your shoulders to be softened and your heart/ mind/ body to be held in the peacefulness of this community practice. Looking forward to seeing you soon. ZOOM will also happen. You can link the meeting from the blue 'learn more' button on the upper right on this page. Photo Credit: Wim Hof ... See MoreSee Less
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Dr. Derrick’s clinical approach encourages eyes-open, courageous self reflection tempered with self compassion. She has an expertise in therapeutic techniques which help identify patterns of thinking interrupt happiness and create resilience. The path to personal growth is challenging yet playful and she uses dialogue, mindful awareness practices, guided imagery, dream content, humor, and her warm welcome to create safety and healing. Her unique approach grows out of years of training in academic psychology, Jungian dream work, mindfulness, and body-based awareness.
Jamie Derrick has been a licensed psychologist in Idaho for fifteen years. She graduated from Stanford University and completed clinical residencies in the Yale Medical School/ West Haven VA Medical Center, the Stanford University Student Counseling Center, University of California at Berkeley Psychology Department.
Dr. Derrick is a warm, welcoming faculty member at University of Idaho. She has taught courses on human development, emotion, mindfulness, and the creative arts.
Jamie is a UCLA certified as a mindfulness teacher (Mindful Awareness Research Center). If you have or want to develop a meditation practice, she can help support that in her classes or in one to one consultation. She can also tailor mindfulness instruction for your setting --- she has offered mindfulness classes in the workplace, school environment and has provided consultation to business executives facing the challenges of complex decisions and workplace interactions.
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