UA Little Rock Counseling Services has brought back “Mindfulness Moment,” an online mindfulness meditations series that was started by Cai Carvalhaes, a clinical social work intern, in early 2016.
To accommodate as many people and schedules as possible, the 30-minute Zoom sessions are offered Mondays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at noon.
Connie Borromeo, licensed social worker and part-time staff member for Counseling Services, rotates between a guided visualization and another technique geared towards focusing on the body, breathing patterns, and thoughts and feelings.
“A lot of people are turned off by the idea of a therapy session,” she said. “It’s too daunting for them. This provides another way of going about stress and mindfulness, and if it still feels like a lot of pressure, they don’t even have to turn their cameras on.”
Mindfulness meditation has been proven to reduce stress, manage anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, help strengthen immune system and memory, increase self-awareness, help with addiction management, improve sleep, and adjust mood.
Counseling Services provides in-personal and virtual services to students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the “Mindfulness Moment” sessions, contact Connie Borromeo via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Counseling Services on the first floor of the Student Success Center. To access the sessions, click this link.