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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.

Mindful Special Edition Vol. 7: Your Guide to Mindful Living

9 mindfulness exercises to help you manage COVID stress 

Wellcome to the Brain Booth!

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.

https://www.justcolor.net/relaxation/

http://www.supercoloring.com/collections/coloring-pages-for-adult

 

Maybe word searches or crosswords are more your speed. Here are a couple ways to find them. 

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/word-search/id1357802596 

https://thewordsearch.com/

https://www.boatloadpuzzles.com/playcrossword

 

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

 

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. 

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You can help make a positive difference in students' lives by supporting the Brain Booth!

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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!”

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Getting Started

You can contact me directly (katia@humboldt.edu) for a consultation as well as to request a class visit or a Brain Booth pop-up event.

~ Katia, The Brain Booth Librarian

Join us! Everyone is Welcome!