By: Kaitlin Smyth
In less than two weeks, UMW students will move back to their homes to finish the fall semester virtually. In these stressful times, students are looking to meditation and mindfulness as a way to calm down their anxieties and doubts of going into the upcoming holiday seasons.
While some students relieve their stress through activities such as exercising, others use meditation. Meditation has two types of practices: mindfulness meditation and concentrative meditation, which trains an individual’s mind to reach an emotionally stable and calm state.
UMW has offered students a meditation and mindfulness course since 2013. The Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation is a seven week course that helps students through a semester potentially filled with many obstacles that COVID has brought into their lives.
The course is led by William Brooks, a certified meditation teacher hired by…