Mindfulness program offering free online classes this fall

In effort to support well-being during COVID, the HSC Mindfulness Program is offering several levels of engagement to enhance relaxation response and resilience—all free of charge. 

  1. Through December 16, the Mindfulness Squad will host 20-minute virtual meditation sessions three days per week, led by a team of expert mindfulness instructors. Participants of all levels of experience are invited to learn and experience the numerous health benefits of regular meditation. Meditations are scheduled via Webex for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:15 –1:35 p.m.
  2. Additionally, departments and groups from WVU and WVU Medicine are welcome to schedule virtual monthly workshops. These free, hour-long workshops explore a variety of modern mindfulness-based techniques, including: mindful eating, mindful movement, mindful listening and the science of mindfulness practice. Sampler workshops are designed to help participants effectively improve stress response, in an effort to create a calmer, more resilient mind.
  3. And finally, for those looking to expand their mindfulness practice, a virtual six-week Mindful Steps series will run every Monday (Sept. 20 - Oct. 25) from noon -1:00 p.m.. The series focuses on different themes each week from mindful compassion and communication to yoga and the science of mindfulness research, all cooperatively designed to create better mind-body connectivity and understanding that can positively influence your relationship to stress. 

All mindfulness programming is free for students, faculty, staff, and employees of WVU and WVU Medicine. Stay connected through the mindfulness program's Facebook page and the WVU Medicine Wellness website

Contact wellness specialist Anthony Danko for more information.