Mindfulness Summer Series
Join the mindfulness team in this four-part summer series designed to equip participants with a balanced mindfulness routine consisting of meditation, yoga, and breathing.
The mindfulness summer series is free for all WVU students, faculty, and staff as well as WVU Medicine employees. Interested participants can attend sessions individually or in sequence. All four sessions will be on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom on the dates below.
Mindful Solutions for the Sleepless (May 18) Trouble falling asleep or waking up in the night? This free hour-long workshop will cover mindfulness practices for sleep through meditation and quick, effective yoga movements. Participants will learn how to tame anxious thoughts while calming the mind and body in effort to promote a good night’s sleep.
Holistic Techniques for Pain and Sickness (June 29) Explore various practices to help alter the perception of pain and sickness while fostering acceptance and greater inner peace.
Mindfulness and Habits (July 27) In this workshop, the Mindful Steps team will introduce ways to navigate your habitual nature with more mindfulness and compassion. You will be invited to explore the origin and urges underlying some of your daily habits. Mindfulness techniques and strategies will be practiced to induce a sense of self-agency, empowering you to generate optimal habits that support your overall quality of life.
Mindfulness is AWEsome (August 24) When asked to name some emotions, the common response may include happy, sad, angry, excited, love, or fear. But what about the emotion of awe? Gather with the Mindful Steps team to learn more about the growing research devoted to this natural emotion and explore practical ways to sense into the feeling states of awe, joy, and wonderment. This will be a HYBRID workshop – join in person or on Zoom. The first 30 minutes will be a presentation by the Mindful Steps team, and then the in-person group will head out for an “Awe Walk” around the Health Sciences campus. Zoom participants will be provided with instructions for how to take a mindfulness walk to invoke awe and joy.