Mindfulness exercises are the gold standard for managing COVID stress for a reason.
Need to take a break?
Coloring is an effective way to destress and bring yourself into the present moment. Focus completely on the small details of the pages while you color to allow your mind to rest from wandering. Here are two places where you can find free, printable coloring pages.
Maybe word searches or crosswords are more your speed. Here are a couple ways to find them.
Having trouble sleeping?
Guided sleep meditation is the gateway to meditation. Your only job is to tune into the voice guiding you through breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, or visualizations. There are thousands of free resources on youtube or through meditation apps. Here are a few of our staff pics to help you get to sleep.
Are you remembering to breathe?
Breathing is the connection between our minds and bodies. By focusing on controlling our breath we can slow our heart rate and relax our entire body. Here are some resources to guide you through deep breathing relaxation.
Some of the content of this guide (as indicated on pages) was created by Marissa Mourer, co-founder of the Brain Booth, who left HSU in August 2017.
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The Brain Booth addresses an essential need of our students and so many others. The Brain Booth offers mindfulness practices through Intentional Brain Breaks and activities that support Emotional Self-Regulation and foster Singular Thoughtful Focus.
As a recent student visitor put it: ”Thank you for thinking and helping us with our wellbeing and stress we endure. The brain booth is amazing! Thank you!”
You can contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a consultation as well as to request a class visit or a Brain Booth pop-up event.
~ Katia, The Brain Booth Librarian