Episode 5: Mindfulness in Education

Listeners have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of mindfulness. Eleanor Miles provides strategies students can use to deal with test anxiety and stress and shares insights on how faculty and staff can use mindfulness to assist with daily routines. Miles also introduces listeners to the seven essential attitudes of mindfulness, and listeners have the opportunity to engage in a live mindfulness exercise.

Published on:May. 11, 2021

Episode Guest

Eleanor Miles

Associate Professor Eleanor Ward Miles, BA, MA, is an instructor and Writing/Study Skills Center coordinator in Wake Tech's Individualized Learning Center.

For 14 years, she has tutored Wake Tech students in subjects across the curriculum, from English to psychology to biology. With the ILC's goal in mind, she leads students to become independent learners through instruction in writing skills and an emphasis on the study strategies that address their areas of difficulty and build on their strengths.

Trained as an administrator of Myers Briggs Type Analysis, she conducts assessments for faculty, staff and students and leads professional development leadership modules, as well as learning styles workshops for students.

Miles completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course through Duke Integrative Medicine in 2013. Since then, she has shared her research and personal experience regarding the benefits of mindfulness.