Koru Mindfulness and Artistic Performance: Haddin Arts & Sciences Forum

Peak performance can only be achieved with mental calm and clarity, and this applies to artistic as well as academic performance. Some people seem to innately possess it; others must learn it. Mindfulness meditation helps to level the playing field. This workshop explores Koru mindfulness, which is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an eight-week evidence-based program developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s. Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, associate professor of voice, has been researching performance anxiety management for twenty years.

The Haddin Arts & Sciences Forum is an interdisciplinary forum where UAB College of Arts and Sciences faculty present their ongoing research and scholarship to an audience of faculty, staff, and student colleagues from across the College. The goal is to offer scholarship that is interdisciplinary and translatable to a broad audience, celebrating and elevating the intellectual vibrancy present in the academic atmosphere of a College of Arts and Sciences.

Friday, March 4 at 11:45am to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Prospective Students

Tags

Mental health

Cost

Free (registration required)

Department
College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Music
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