Hello wonderful people... I wanted to let you know about my drop-in mindfulness session on Wednesday Nov 14. We will be doing something different... I have a class of 24 fourth grade students joining the drop-in because they are learning mindfulness and want to practice in our group. I am modifying our session tomorrow to support them --- we will have a visual meditation/ eyes open and watch the beauty of a live cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 'Seeing' meditation is something we can do anywhere, anytime... and so this is a wonderful practice. AND... it is so wonderful to support the good efforts of young people. So please come if this interests you. And for those of you who zoom in --- I'll have the visual available on my screen so you will be able to see it with us. Hurray for something new. And Hurray to Mrs. Hill's fourth grade class --- we are so excited to see you soon. ... See MoreSee Less
It's Nov 6... election day. I'm reminding you to exercise your right to vote today. I hear there are lines and waiting at many polling places around the country.... including here locally .... don't let that discourage you --- breathe in, breath out and walk slowly to cast your vote.... breathe in the power of this moment; breathe out your wish for meaningful political solutions. It's a perfect opportunity to slow your pace and become mindful. THE VOTING MEDITATION!!!! Have a wonderful day. ... See MoreSee Less
It's the time of the year where season's change, the leaves fall, maybe the snows fall... and our work -- inner and outer ---- can sometimes feel heavy, and yet we want live and work in our fullness. Become mindful, maybe, of what your body could use right now. A walk in the morning light? A soak in the tub? A nap? What your heart might long for.... a new friend? a talk where you can get a good belly laugh? some time alone to write or draw? Maybe integrate these rests in... (what is music without the pauses?) .... replenish and tend... with loving awareness. With mindfulness. ... See MoreSee Less
be a lamp or a life boat or a ladder. --Rumi (what actions? words? gestures might you extend to help? which ones do you need? can we give and receive... give and receive... with mindful awareness). ... See MoreSee Less
Seems a beautiful day to consider what layers to your self understanding might be pulled back to reveal your most deeply true self? I find it worth asking over and over 'Do I believe this?' 'Is this always true?' 'Does this serve me in any wholesome way?' Time well spent... To discover what parts of the load.... can be off-loaded? Even if only for today. ... See MoreSee Less
Mindfulness slows us down a bit. Tunes us in. We can begin to recognize our habitual reactions. And sometimes begin to make more conscious choices. Do I really want to watch Youtube movies now? Are potato chips the best dinner? Do I really want to eat that butterfly? Or shall I wear it as a hat? ... I'm tired. Maybe I could sleep awhile. My friend was not kind to me me --- maybe I'll have a conversation about this. Are there any things you might change? That might open up new fresh possibilities? New fresh friendships? ... 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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“Jamie explained meditation in a way that finally made sense.”
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“IU's TEDx talks about kindness, big doubts.”
-- The Moscow Pullman Daily News, April 11, 2016
“Creating a Mindful Campus.”
-- The Argonaut, February 2016
-- The Argonaut, September 2015
“Meditate Stress Away.”
-- The Argonaut, February 2015
-- Lewiston Tribune (Balance Insert), April 2015
“Mindfulness on the Palouse.”
-- KRFP Yin Radio, May 10, 2015
“Mindfulness & Stress Reduction.”
-- Idaho Public Radio, May 8, 2015