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.
Mind-Body Programming – Spring 2017
Mindfulness Meditation Drop-in Sessions
Mondays: 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Library South, 8th floor, Colloquium Room (Beginning March 6th)
Mindful Movement & Relaxation Drop-In Meditations
Wednesdays: 4 p.m.
Let’s Chill!– Four-Week Mindfulness Course
Tuesdays: 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Begins first Tuesday of each Month (closed to new participants after the first week)
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.