Mindfulness is the ability to focus and stabilize one's attention in the here and now. With mindfulness, we train our mind to check in more often. The results of which changes our relationship to stress, lessens reactivity, enhances sleep and increases resiliency. Mindfulness affects the brain in positive ways and improves overall quality of life.
Learn helpful practices to apply mindfulness in your daily living:
- Techniques to embody mindful awareness
- Practical tools for connecting body and mind
- The science of stress and mindfulness research
- Breath awareness and relaxation for stress relief
- Mindful eating, walking, yoga and communication skills
The 6-week course will begin Monday, January 22nd from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in room 7608 of Health Sciences South, and run every Monday through February 26th. To register please email Anthony.Danko@hsc.wvu.edu or call the Wellness Office at 304-293-2520.
WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program (CBTP)
The Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an engaging session with the new Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Shelly Birdsong-Maddex. Shelly will join HSC faculty on behalf of the WVU Foundation to discuss partnerships and identifying funding opportunities beyond the traditional agencies.
The WVU Cancer Institute saw approximately 150 patients during its Spring Screen event on Saturday, May 18th. The event offered free screenings for head and neck, oral, and skin cancer; clinical breast exams; low-cost screenings for lung and cervical cancer; and lab testing. In addition, attendees were provided opportunities to learn about oral self-exams, smoking cessation, tours of the "Strollin' Colon" and information about other types of screening for colon or lung cancer were provided.