Day of Mindfulness

Stop. Breathe. Focus.

The University of Central Arkansas is hosting the Fourth Annual Day of Mindfulness on the UCA campus on March 7, 2019.   Sponsored by the Office of Student Success, Counseling Services, and Learning Communities, the annual Day of Mindfulness highlights programs and activities that can integrate mindfulness practices into daily life in order to help you control stress and improve your academic performance.  Join us!

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Thursday,  March 7, 2019
11 AM – 3 PM

Pet Therapy – Student Center Lawn, 11:30am-12:30pm
Meet Tesla, UCA’s favorite therapy dog!

Yoga with the Advisors – McCastlain Ballroom, 11:30am-1:30pm
From beginner to yogi, join yoga instructor, Laura Craig, and the Academic Advisors for a session of yoga and mindfulness! (Join in at any time! Mats provided.)

What is Mindfulness? A Brief Lecture and Meditation Practice – McCastlain Ballroom, 1:40-2:30pm
Join Dr. Julia Winden Fey and Dr. Conrad Shumaker for an introduction to mindfulness practices and meditation.

Mindfulness Information Fair – Student Center 1st floor, 1:00-3:00pm
Join us to learn more about ways to practice mindfulness, including Tai Chi, Knitting, Art Therapy, Yoga, and Outdoor Rec Activities.
We will also have information on how mindfulness can make you a better student!

Soft opening of UCA’s Zen Room – Old Main Hall, Room 29B, 2:00-4:00pm
Come see our latest quiet space for student meditative use. The Bear Zen will be open for viewing today, with a schedule posted soon.

 Walking UCA’s Labyrinth – West of State Hall (follow the signs) – All Day

Mindfulness Book Display & Puzzles – Torreyson Library – All Day

Coloring Therapy – Tutoring Services – All Day

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Success and Learning Communities at 501.450.3125.

Sites of Interest

More information about what mindfulness is and how you can incorporate it into your daily life can be found online.  Several sites to visit include:

What is Mindfulness?

Defining Mindfulness

What the heck is mindfulness and why do it?

How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias

College Students Guide to Mindfulness

Please visit the below links for information on mindfulness opportunities on the UCA campus:

HPER Yoga Class Schedules:

Counseling Services: