grobbelski wrote:Do you ever partake in any of the mindfulness seminars I have heard about? Do many people buy into that and is it a generally accepted part of the atmosphere at UM?
Grobbelski!! Are you coming to UM??
I signed up for one of the mindfulness seminars in the fall; this particular one was an 8-week series for 1Ls. The guy who runs the program, Scott Rogers, demonstrates meditation techniques and other "tricks" that allegedly increase mindfulness. The goal is to eliminate distractions, reduce stress, and increase your ability to remain focused in class and while studying. The sessions were once a week and pretty relaxing, if you like that sort of thing. Some of my male friends thought he was a fruity freak. It all depends. Ultimately, I ended up getting so stressed and overwhelmed with school that I stopped going. Ironic, eh? The sessions were 2 hours and the timing was poor for my schedule... I felt so bad for quitting on little Scotty.
Most of the mindfulness seminars are one-time events and not part of the 1L series. I haven't been to any of them, but I'd wager that they are very similar.