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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 6, 2016

Wellness Services sponsoring Mindfulness Series

Northwest Missouri State University Wellness Services will sponsor a Mindfulness Series during the fall trimester for all students and employees.

All sessions offered a free to attend.

Wellness Services also offers meditation sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year.

More details about Mindfulness Series sessions are listed below.

Breathing to Increase Focus and Reduce Stress

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, J.W. Jones Student Union First Ladies Dining Room

Participants will learn to use their breath, cue words and visual imagery to calm themselves in stressful situations and increase their overall level of relaxation. Participants should bring a pillow and blanket.

Emotional Mindfulness

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, The Station Executive Lounge

Explore a powerfully effective way of responding respectfully and adaptively to emotions as a means of working through day-to-day difficulties, as well as fostering personal growth and creativity. There is much we can learn from emotions through listening to the message they are trying to tell rather than struggling against them.

Self-Maps: Mapping a Balanced, Strength-Based Course to Greater Self-Fulfillment

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, The Station Executive Lounge

We can choose to open ourselves to life or close ourselves from life for the purpose of comfort and safety. Participants will explore how they move in both directions and focus on specific ways to expand more fully into life in a balanced and healthy way. Doing so ultimately leads to a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

30-Day Mindfulness Program

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2, 16 and 30, Student Union First Ladies Dining Room

This three-session program will assist individuals to cultivate mindfulness in a variety of aspect of life. Sessions are scheduled two weeks apart from one another. A manual is provided to participants.

For more information, contact Mike Mattock, counselor at Wellness Services 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