Learn more about how the HSU Library can help
support your research and learning needs as the campus transitions to online instruction.

Stay updated at HSU Campus Ready.

Skip to main content

Brain Booth in the HSU Library

The Library Brain Booth is an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind body connection, reduce stress and optimize learning.

Brain Booth Activity of the Month

Mindfulness exercises are the gold standard for managing COVID stress for a reason.

9 mindfulness exercises to help you manage COVID stress 

Wellcome to the Brain Booth!

Getting Started

You can contact me directly for a consultation as well as to request a class visit or a Brain Booth pop-up event.

~ Katia, The Brain Booth Librarian

The Brain Booth Initiative

Relaxation on the Run

Brain Booth Relax

Content Attribution

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. 

Online Resources

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.

Need more?

Great Meditation Channel


Join us! Everyone is Welcome!