Life for Georgia State University students can be challenging and at times stressful as students try to balance academic, work, social and extracurricular responsibilities. Stress can negatively impact mental and physical health, relationships with friends and family and contribute to poor academic performance. Therefore, the ability to effectively manage stress is an important life skill for students to acquire as early as possible. The Mind-Body Clinic is dedicated to providing information and a set of practical tools and strategies for coping and reducing the negative consequences of stress.
Come to the Counseling and Testing Center for friendly reminders that no matter what happens during the week, Georgia State University panthers can handle it. The Mind-Body Clinic is here to help calm and stabilize students’ minds, manage anxiety and stress and in general, to help students live more fulfilling lives.
Mindfulness and meditation are skills that help decrease stress, increase awareness and concentration and help to maintain balance through times of increasing demands, change and uncertainty. For some students, these practices are essential and prove to be life changing skills. For students experiencing pressure or stress, difficulty sleeping, a hard time focusing, self-critical thoughts, doubt, students who are just not feeling at their best, or students that are feeling fine are invited to learn about mindfulness and meditation.
Workshops offered by the Counseling and Testing Center’s Mind Body Clinic include a variety of relaxation and mindfulness practices including gentle movement, guided meditation and tips and tricks for accessing your inner resources of calm, focus, well-being and resilience.
Students are welcome to come workshops as often as desired. A list of current session topics are listed below. Feel free to walk-in on any of these sessions, but the Mind-Body Clinic staff suggest that students sign up online to secure a spot! Students should select the type of workshop, topic and time that works best for them. Students can also view the schedule of events online. Select the workshops to see the times available. Note: Generally, students can drop-in on all Mind-Body workshops, except for the four-week and eight-week workshop series. However, it is helpful if students sign up, so that the Mind-Body Clinic can plan accordingly.
See below for Mind-Body programming available this semester.
- Mindful Tools for Test Anxiety and Paper Procrastination
Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Learn mindfulness practices for relaxing the mind and body for peak performance.
- Focused Attention Training and Mindful Study Skills
Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to train the mind to stay on task, block out distractions and stay focused on goals.
- Relaxation Tools and Mindful Movement
Mondays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m.
Learn practices that deepen relaxation, calm and clarity.
- Mindful Self-Compassion
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Learn how to treat yourself more kindly with simple tools for responding in a warm, compassionate way when experiencing painful emotions.
- Mind-Body Rotating Workshop Series
Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Covering various mindfulness topics listed above. Offered in the Multicultural Center.
- Sunday Evening Relaxation Elixir
Sundays at 8 p.m.
Join the Mind-Body Clinic for an evening reminder that no matter what the week throws students, they can handle it. Sessions include a variety of relaxation and mindfulness practices including gentle movement and guided meditation. Offered in collaboration with University Housing.
First floor, Commons Lounge, Room A19
Drop-In Sessions (30 minutes)
- Concentration Meditation for Improved Focus
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Take a break and improve the ability to concentrate. Practice tuning out internal and external distractions and letting go of worries. Your mind and body will thank you. Return to studying recharged, refocused and refreshed.
- Awareness Meditations and Relaxation
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Come engage with mindfulness practices that increase present moment awareness and relax the mind and body. Return to the day with greater ease.
- Meditations for Happiness
Fridays at 11 a.m.
Relieve stress and have fun. Learn meditations and activities to cultivate positive emotions. There are lots of different ways to manage and relieve stress. Make it a habit to prioritize health, happiness and well-being.
Four-Week and Eight-Week Mindfulness Courses
Four-Week start dates: November 7 at 1 p.m., November 15 at 2 p.m.
Eight-Week start date: November 7 at 4 p.m.
Mindfulness and meditation are skills that help to decrease stress, increase awareness and concentration while helping to maintain balance through times of increasing demands, change and uncertainty. This course, consisting of four or eight classes, is designed to help students calm and stabilize their minds, manage anxiety and stress and help them live a more fulfilling life. Student who are feeling pressured or stressed are invited to learn these wonderful and essential life skills!
Students will learn basic mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, moving meditation practices and awareness activities that help them cultivate a sense of presence, focus and equanimity. Through class discussions and assigned exercises, students learn to integrate mindfulness in to their daily experience.
Sign up online to secure a spot!
For more information on mind-body services, contact Lineliz Vassallo, mind-body coordinator at 404-413-1746 or by email.