Stress Less with Mindfulness

About Stress Less with Mindfulness

Stress Less with Mindfulness is a five-class series that introduces participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness to reduce stress. Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. The goals of Stress Less with Mindfulness are to:

  • Increase participant flexibility in responding to stress
  • Provide an alternative way to relating to everyday life experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and events
  • Teach and encourage adoption of mindfulness skills to enhance participants’ lives

This is a 5-session curriculum, each lasting 45-50 minutes. The program can be delivered in-person or virtually. Here are the session titles:

  • Session 1 – Begin with the Breath
  • Session 2 – Mindful Eating
  • Session 3 – Mindful Walking/Thought Surfing
  • Session 4 – Be Kind to Your Mind
  • Session 5 – Laughter is Good Medicine

Program Components

  • Participant Handouts
  • Session Powerpoints
  • Evaluation Surveys

To host Stress Less with Mindfulness, schools will need:

  • Space for lessons and activities
  • Projector for presenting the Powerpoints

Additional Resources

Interested educators should connect with their county AgriLife Extension office for more information. Find their contact information here: