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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 13, 2011

University Wellness Center offers free weekly meditation time

Northwest Missouri State University students and employees along with area residents are invited to participate in a free weekly meditation time offered by Wellness Services and Personal Development and Counseling.

The weekly sessions are Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m., throughout the school year, with the last session occurring Tuesday, April 17, 2012. All sessions will be in the First Ladies Dining Room on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, with the exception of the Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 sessions, which will be in the Intercultural International Center conference room, located on the second floor of the Student Union.

The weekly meditation sessions introduce individuals to the ancient practice and allows them time to gather on a weekly basis as a meditation community. Participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or thick towel to sit on.

Dr. Michael Mattock, a counselor at Northwest Personal Development & Counseling, will lead the sessions. Mattock notes the art of meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by individuals throughout the world and is not exclusively associated with any specific belief system or religious denomination.

It has been proven to enhance the overall health and well-being of people who practice it on a routine basis. Additional benefits include improved focus and attention, and a sense of inner calmness.

For more information, contact Mattock at 660.562.1825 or

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468