Relieve Stress While Increasing Focus & Resiliency
Mindfulness is the ability to focus and stabilize one’s attention in the present moment. Through mindfulness we train our mind to check in more often. The results of which changes our relationship to stress, lessens reactivity, enhances sleep and increases resiliency. Mindfulness affects the brain in positive ways and improves overall quality of life.
Learn helpful practices to apply mindfulness in your daily living:
- Breath awareness and relaxation for stress relief
- The science of stress and mindfulness research
- Techniques to embody mindful awareness
- Practical tools for connecting body and mind
- Mindful eating, walking, yoga, and communciation skills
This six-week series will take place every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Wellness Studio (G-278), starting March 26 and running through April 30. The course will be led by neuroscientist Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, clinical therapist Laurel Falkenberry, and yoga teacher Nicole Gauthier-Schatz. Collectively, these three instructors have decades of experience in stress management and optimizing mind-body function.
For more information or to register email Anthony.Danko@hsc.wvu.edu.
Ian Rockett, PhD, MA, MPH, Professor in the Department of Epidemelogy at the WVU School of Public Health and Affiliate Researcher at the WVU Injury Control Research Center (WVU ICRC), is featured in the June edition of Injury Control Connection webinar series. His discussion addresses "Psychological/Psychiatric Evidence and Suicide Determination."
In the U.S. there have been numerous drug epidemics with different policy responses to each. Author Henry Brownstein will discuss the crack cocaine, methamphetamine and contemporary opioid epidemics, the policy responses to each and their consequences. The contemporary opioid epidemic is atypical and offers both a challenge and an opportunity for drug policy. His talk is sponsored by the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Research Center on Violence and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood, platelets, or plasma to survive. These patients depend on blood donors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.