MIEA Intro to Mindfulness



Open your mind. Manage your stress. 
Learn mindfulness and meditation.

Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA) is an evidence-based mindfulness curriculum* designed for college-aged adults and appropriate for all. MIEA’s randomized, controlled trial shows results:

  •  Students reported feeling more calm
  •  Students improved their mindfulness
  •  Students felt more rested
  •  Students had greater self-compassion

In this multi-week format, students learn practical skills that help them manage stress and open their minds.

WPI is excited to be part of the MIEA community of >10,000 students at over 100 institutions. To learn more about MIEA, click here


Undergraduate students can complete MIEA Intro to Mindfulness for WPE Credit 
by registering for WPE 1611 Koru Mindfulness Meditation

Course Description:

Mindfulness Institute for Emerging Adults (MIEA) is an evidence-based mindfulness curriculum designed for college-aged adults. During this course, you will learn useful, practical tools to help manage your stress and increase self-compassion. Students will practice a variety of meditation skills, engage with the MIEA Mobile App, read the companion book, and participate in class discussion. The course is offered each term.

Instructors: Paula Fitzpatrick, Robin Benoit, and Diana Fiorentino 

MIEA Intro to Mindfulness is also offered as a 4-week program 
to graduate students, faculty and staff. 


Interested in Learning Mindfulness Meditation this Summer?

MIEA Intro to Mindfulness is a four-week evidence-based mindfulness curriculum the Center for Well-Being is offering to WPI employees and graduate students. This summer, employees and graduate students are welcome to experience the program at no cost, either virtually or in-person.  

This is a 75-minute class which meets once a week for 4 weeks.  

Session 1

  • In-person, Center for Well-Being, Daniels Hall 102E  
  • Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:15
  • May 14, 21, 28, and June 11, 2024
  • Instructor:  Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Certified MIEA Instructor
  • Register with this link - CLOSED

Session 2

  • On-line via Zoom,  
  • Mondays, 1:00 to 2:15
  • July 29, Aug 5, 12, and 19, 2024
  • Instructor:  Diana Fiorentino, Certified MIEA Instructor
  • Registration opens July 1, 2024

There are 20 spaces available in each session, which provides opportunities for participants to share about their experience.

The Gordon Library has electronic and print copies of the book used in this class called, The Mindful Twenty-Something:  Life Skills to Handle Stress . . . & Everything Else:

If you have questions, please contact Paula Fitzpatrick (pfitzpatrick@wpi.edu), Director, Center for Well-Being.







*Greeson, J.M., Juberg, M., Maytan, M., James, K., & Rogers, H. (2014). Journal of American College Health.