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Health and Wellness: Mindfulness - Alumni


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Full course description




Self-Paced; 10 Hours




$199 Limited time only introductory price $99.50


Stress management skills and strategies:

Learn scientifically proven skills to reduce stress in your life by increasing mindfulness, enhancing compassion and finding meaning in everyday life. This stress management course will instruct you to immediately start applying these new stress management skills to your daily life:

  • Identifying, recognizing and combating damaging stress
  • Becoming mindful in daily life, and developing new skill sets in mindfulness practices
  • Finding value in self-compassion, gratitude and forgiveness
  • Developing a resilient mindset

A wellness program to manage stress and anxiety with Mayo Clinic and ASU:

The course is brought to you by Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care, a university ranked #1 innovation, and is designed with evidence-based content from Mayo Clinic, the #1 hospital in the U.S.* and one of the world’s leading experts in medical education, research and practice. Through each lesson, students can learn how to relieve stress and anxiety and reflect on the application of stress management skills into their daily lives

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning how to better manage stress, build individual resilience, and live a happier and more fulfilling life. Whether you think you have tried everything, or this is your first attempt at this style of approach to happier living, this course is for you. Participants will be guided through a variety of exercises—using videos, articles and hands-on techniques.


Stress management skills for anyone:

This course is applicable to anyone who is seeking information and skills proven to combat stress, develop coping techniques, and who seeks to achieve a more mindful and resilient life, regardless of previous experience. Students can work at their own pace throughout the course in order to get the most out of the lessons.

What you’ll receive:

Verification of Completion stating title of course and number of hours to complete.

No continuing nursing education contact hours are provided for this course.

Other courses offered in partnership with Mayo Clinic:

* U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019

Meet the instructors

Teri Pipe, Ph.D., Chief Well-Being Officer

Dr. Teri Pipe is Arizona State University's Chief Well-Being Officer. Formerly Dr. Pipe served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU). She also is the founding director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Dr. Pipe is an expert on mindfulness which is a skill set to increase the ability to experience being fully present, focused and alive. Mindfulness has important implications for resilience within and beyond the healthcare and higher education sectors. Dr. Pipe earned her PhD in health policy and administration with a minor in gerontology from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in gerontology from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa.

Nika Gueci, Ed.D., Executive Director, University Engagement at Center: Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at ASU

Nika Gueci is the inaugural Executive Director for University Engagement at the Arizona State University Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Under her direction, Center advances an environment of well-being through the promotion of skills such as mindfulness and compassion to support lifelong resilience. In her previous role, Nika served as Associate Director of the ASU Health Services Executive Team, leading ASU’s first Collegiate Recovery Program, Recovery Rising, where she scaled the support structures of students in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Nika is a doctoral candidate in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College Educational Leadership and Innovation program and will graduate in December. Her master’s degree is in Communication with an emphasis on religious identity from New Mexico State University. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Russian from Columbia University in the City of New York..

Dara James, Ph.D. Candidate

Dara James is a Doctoral Student and Research Associate in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. She works in the behavioral science field of integrative oncology exploring the use of meditative movement (Tai Chi Easy/Qigong) to improve health-related outcomes in breast cancer survivors. Dara has over a decade of curriculum development and program implementation devoted to mind-body sciences with specific focus on the work of mindful eating and self-compassion. Dara has extensive training in mindfulness, mindful eating, and self-compassion from several institutions. Recently, Dara has incorporated the neurophysiological biofeedback practices of heart rate variability and heart rhythm coherence to improve stress response, self-regulatory behaviors, and overall quality of life. Dara is a Consultant for Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience at Arizona State University.

Tiara Cash, Senior Program Coordinator, Center: Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at ASU

Tiara Cash, Program Manager, comes to Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience as an alumnus of Arizona State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness from ASU and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Psychology. Her practice of mindfulness spans the last 19 years of her life, and as a practitioner she has worked in various higher education settings including: athletics, campus recreation, and student success.

Tiara has been granted scholarships, grants, and awards for her work with mindfulness in the student-athlete population, mindfulness and equity/social justice, and creating art with a foundation of mindful practice. In 2018 and 2019 she traveled internationally to present on her research involving mindfulness and overlooked populations. Her career focuses include delving into the intersections of mindfulness in marginalized and unrepresented populations, resilience training for life transitions, and mindful performance art.

In her current role with Center, she works to create innovative programming through workshops, trainings, presentations and events. Her vision is to engage ASU and the surrounding community in life-long learning and personal development with an emphasis on mindful practices and connection through compassion.