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Culture of Caring

About Culture of Caring

The College of Human Medicine was founded as a medical school to caring and wellness. Over recent years, major events have affected the university at large, as well as the college itself. Some changes, have been deliberate, while others, like the Nassar tragedy, and the poor initial response and subsequent massive restructuring, have shaken the foundations of the entire populace of Michigan State University.

In response to the crisis, many new policies and initiatives were created leaving some wondering whether each was the flavor of the month. Continue reading

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Mindfulness Pop-Ups

If you have been paying any attention to the many suggested coping strategies for stressful times, burnout, parenting, anxiety etc., you will have come across the word mindfulness. A popular definition was originally coined by Jon Kabat Zinn who created the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course at University of Massachusetts Medical School in the 1970s. He defined it as paying attention, with intention and without judgment.

Mindfulness is one of those things that is perhaps better understood experientially rather than by defining it or reading about it.

If you’d like to experience it, please feel free to join us at this Zoom link (passcode: 289556) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. for a 15 minute session.

These sessions involve being led through a mindfulness exercise. Participants typically have their cameras off and their microphones muted so it is a low pressure opportunity to give it a try.

More information about mindfulness, including recorded sessions