Tuning the Student Mind

About Molly

Molly Beauregard is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh, holding master’s degrees in both public administration and sociology. She has been a professor of sociology for nineteen years at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Molly’s innovative course, ‘Consciousness, Creativity and Identity’, integrates meditation training into the core curriculum of an academic course.  As she reports, “In my classroom incubator, I have found that teaching young people to access their internal sense of being via meditation transforms their sense of self as well as their aptitude for learning.” Molly is also the Executive Director of the Tuning the Student Mind Foundation.  Initially developed at CCS, the TTSM Foundation supports consciousness-centered education program initiatives at colleges and universities across the country.


Significant Presentations/Projects/Publications:

Tuning the Student Mind:  A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education SUNY Press, Spring 2020

Tuning the Student Mind Documentary Film – Detroit Public Television Broadcast April 2016, Social Impact Media Award Nomination 2016, FREEP Film Festival 2015

Chopra Center – Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training Graduate – June 2020

Mindfulness & Contemplative Practices in Student Affairs Summit – Pratt Institute – Keynote Speaker: What Brings You Here? – March 2020

Mind Life Summer Research Institute – Senior Investigator – June 2019

Higher Learning Commission Conference – Using Contemplative Practices to Increase Student Success and Retention – April 2018

Depression on College Campuses Conference – University of Michigan – Creative Curriculum Initiatives and Student Well-Being:  The Evolution of ‘Tuning the Student Mind’ – March 2018

University of Arkansas Medical School – Transitioning from Mind Full to Mindful – January 2018

Michigan School Guidance Counselor Conference – TTSM Screening and Presentation -November 2017

Saint Francis College – Faculty Address – November 2017

University of Michigan – Program in Consciousness Studies – Meditation, Creativity and Consciousness – November 2015

Albion College – Education Department – TTSM Film Showing and Presentation – April 2015

Mountain Film Festival – Creative Visions Sponsored Presentation: Social Impact Film – May 2014

Pratt Institute – Center for Professional Development – The Evolution of Tuning the Student Mind – April 2014

Contemplative Mind in Society Amherst College – Annual Conference – Integrating Meditation into the Core Curriculum of an Academic Course – November 2012

Duke University – Student Life Office – Supporting Student Experience via Contemplative Practices – October 2012

National Association for Art Educators – Annual Conference – Contemplative Practices in the Classroom – 2011