Mindfulness is the ability to focus and stabilize one's attention in the here and now. With 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:
- Techniques to embody mindful awareness
- Practical tools for connecting body and mind
- The science of stress and mindfulness research
- Breath awareness and relaxation for stress relief
- Mindful eating, walking, yoga and communication skills
The 6-week course will begin Monday, January 22nd from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in room 7608 of Health Sciences South, and run every Monday through February 26th. To register please email Anthony.Danko@hsc.wvu.edu or call the Wellness Office at 304-293-2520.
Dr. Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Public Health, will lead three community sessions in Kanawha County on Monday, Feb. 26, focused on evidence-based, effective solutions to curbing teen substance abuse.
WVU women’s basketball players and their fans are helping the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. At the annual Play4Kay game against Oklahoma on Feb. 17 at the WVU Coliseum, the Mountaineers wore their pink to raise breast cancer awareness and offered fans chances to win various prizes during the chuck-a-duck promotion. It was a flurry of activity at the Cancer Institute table where fans purchased the pink ducks and made donations to receive official pink Mountaineer T-shirts, raising $2,300 for the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.