Enhance relaxation response and resilience this summer through the WVU Mindfulness Program.
- Until August 15 the Wellness Studio will host 20-minute mindfulness meditation sessions three days a week. Whether beginner, seasoned or somewhere in between, take time to learn and experience the numerous health benefits of regular meditation. Days and times will be as follows: Wednesdays from 1:15 p.m.–1:35 p.m. and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:15 a.m.–11:35 a.m.
- Additionally, monthly mindfulness workshops will be available for departments and groups interested in scheduling a private session. The hour-long workshops will cover a toolbox of techniques designed to effectively change stress response, the result of which is a calmer, more resilient and focused mind.
- And finally, if you're looking to further your mindfulness practice, a six-week Mindful Mondays series will run every Monday (June 17 - July 22) from 12:05 p.m.-12:55 p.m. at the Wellness Studio (G-278 HSC South). The series focuses on different themes each week from mindful eating and mindful communicating to yoga and the science of mindfulness research, all designed to create better mind-body connectivity and understanding that can positively influence your relationship to stress.
Classes and sessions will be hosted by a trio of instructors with decades of combined mindfulness experience, including: neuroscientist Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, clinical therapist Laurel Faulkenberry, and yoga teacher & stress management specialist Nicole Gauthier-Schatz.
All mindfulness programs are free for students, faculty, staff and employees of WVU and Ruby Memorial Hospital. Participants can attend sessions individually or in sequence, walk-ins are welcome.
For more information contact wellness specialist Anthony Danko (Anthony.Danko@hsc.wvu.edu).