Mindfulness and Meditation

African american woman standing with her eyes closed and hands at her heart center.

Student enjoying her meditation practice.

Published September 1, 2020

Meditation and mindfulness can relieve stress, improve focus and more. We offer programs to help you cultivate this practice in your daily life.

Learning to be Mindful

Meditation is the practice of intentionally focusing on something (frequently a word or phrase, sounds, or your own breath) to increase awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment. When we mediate, we are trying to be mindful—much like how when you run, you are trying to exercise. Health Promotion offers a variety of programs to help you incorporate mindfulness in your daily life. No experience or equipment necessary, everyone is welcome.

Mindfulness and Meditation Four-Session Course

Health Promotion provides a free, virtual introduction to mindfulness for all students. The skills that are taught include belly breathing, dynamic breathing, body scan, walking meditation, guided visualizations, eating meditation and more. The program utilizes the easy-to-read book, The Mindful Twenty-Something by Holly Rogers, which provides lots of examples of how college student can practice meditation. The book can be purchased online, but is optional if the cost is a hardship. Students must be able to commit to all four courses, and pre-register on UB Linked. The courses will be offered via Zoom.

Tuesday Sessions

9/29, 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Thursday Sessions

10/1, 10/8, 10/15 and 10/22

3:30-5:00 p.m.

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