“I teach my students that the value of learning mindfulness and establishing a personal practice is twofold. They will, of course, have developed a deeply useful skill that they can pass onto clients to help them deal with the many forms of adversity and distress they experience. But they will also have given themselves the gift of a practice that facilitates their ability to be meaningfully present to clients and to manage effectively the mental, emotional and physical reactions that can come from doing this challenging work.” -John McTighe, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Ramapo College
“Thank you for your wonderful presentation in my Sociology of health and Medicine class. You discussion of a grounded and mindful experience was clear and compelling. The short albeit effective guided meditation provided students with some useful tools for practice.” Martha Ecker Professor of Sociology at Ramapo College.
“At our group meeting I asked everyone how they liked the introduction to mindfulness with meditation at Mindfulness at Ramapo College… Joel was in the back row… he yelled, ‘loved it.’ ” -Sandra Suarez, Director Upward Bound Math Science student group
“Mindfulness and meditation have helped me to not only explore my emotions but to come to terms with them as well as finding a greater sense of peace. Mindfulness at Ramapo College and the Mindfulness club have been very useful with expanding upon this outlook as well as helping me find unique ways to get involved on campus and meet new, like-minded people within the Ramapo community.” -Jack, a Ramapo student
“I have conducted mindfulness sessions using some exercises from the MBSR class in both my undergraduate and MBA classes, and the response has been quite positive. I also have students write reflective assignments in all my classes.” -Sredevi Shivarajan, Ramapo faculty
“To hear and be reminded that my choice school has its own center for mindfulness, where meditation and its practices are thought of as treatment (for anxiety) is enlightening.” – Instagram comment gplayshark
“I can’t thank the Mindfulness at Ramapo College enough for it’s continued support and commitment to providing a comfortable space & community that fosters mental healing and exploration. Meditation has proven to be an extremely beneficial tool in my life, and I’m not sure if I would have accessed it without the Mindfulness at Ramapo College.” – Paul Iannelli, Ramapo student
“I provided Labyrinth to my students last Monday. It was wonderful! Students shared their awareness after the practice, and we talked about our life. I would like to introduce more experimental and contemplative pedagogy to my classes! I want to educate life skills as well as knowledge and critical thinking!”- Mindful Fellow Seon Mi Kim School of Sciences and Human Service