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Brain Booth at the Library

MSBR at the Brain Booth!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) sessions are here!

Feb 28th to April 25th (excluding Spring Break Week)

Tuesdays 6 - 7pm

Library room 208.

Come by to learn meditation practices to mitigate stress, improve concentration, and improve awareness. Learn to be present in each and every moment.

No prior meditation experience is necessary.

Bio of Meditation Facilitator:

Josh is a post-baccalaureate pre-med student of Biology at Cal Poly Humboldt. Cellular Molecular Biology is his second degree from Humboldt, his previous degree was in Music Composition. Josh has been practicing meditation for over 25 years. He learned meditation and yoga while traveling in India where he studied meditation in the lineage of S.N. Goenka and yoga in the lineage of BKS Iyengar. Josh’s interests in science and meditation intersect in the meditation practice known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Jon Kabat-Zinn first introduced MBSR over 40 years ago and emphasizes a compassionate approach to learning meditation. MBSR has since become the standard in evidence-based studies of mindfulness. 

Tools & Activities Available

The Library Brain Booth is setup as hands-on stations for you to explore the tools and activities at your own pace. The Brain Booth Student Assistants are available during drop in hours to provide guidance, if necessary. You are, also, encouraged to connect with others in the Library Brain Booth to explore tools and activities together.

The following stations are available in the Library Brain Booth:

  • Tea Station 
    • Enjoy a cup of tea as you browse the following stations!
    • Only available during the Brain Booth drop-in hours.
  • Coloring Station
    • Color pencils and markers provided
    • Coloring pages provided
  • Origami Station
    • Origami paper provided

           (Both the Origami and Coloring station also have materials out at all hours!)

  • Gaming Station
    • Various card games
  • Puzzle Station
    • Rotates puzzles as they are completed

You can also take a moment to write something you are grateful for on our Gratitude Wall.

The Well of Despair is a newer feature in which you can write down something you are stressed about, ball up the paper, and throw it down the well.

Other resources on campus

Stop by to find out about a variety of resources available to you on campus!


The Best Part

"The most rewarding part about the Brain Booth has been to see the transformation of students from when they first walk in to when they leave. A majority of students come in looking stressed out and gloomy. After trying out the activities that the Brain Booth has to offer they walk out with a smile on their face and look renewed and energized. It feels good to be able to contribute to the wellbeing of the community."

Justina Madrigal, The Brain Booth Student Assistant

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