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.
Supporters of the WVU Cancer Institute will celebrate the Cancer Institute’s history of excellence in cancer treatment, prevention, and research during the 33rd Annual Spring Gala , which will be held April 27 and 28 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Wilfred (Wil) R. Pigeon, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is featured in the March edition of the Injury Control Connection webinar series. His discussion addresses "Sleep & Suicide: Relationships & Opportunities for Intervention."