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How Mindfulness Reduces Stress


By: Tracy L. Skaer, Pharm.D., Professor of Pharmacotherapy
College of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Jon-Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as, “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally to the unfolding experience moment by moment.” Mindfulness has been found to reduce stress as well as gradually building inner strength to ensure that future stressful situations have less impact on our physical and emotional well-being.
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Can We Control Stress?


By: Naomi Chaytor, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Dr. Chaytor is a clinical psychologist with expertise in brain-behavior relationships (how our brains take in our world and produce emotions, thinking and other behavior). She was a practicing clinical neuropsychologist at UW Medicine for 11 years working with patients with neurological illness and injury.  She conducted evaluations of patients in order to better understand the cognitive and emotional consequences of brain changes and help them return to work, school or home. She also did short-term problem focused psychotherapy helping patients adjust to their illness or injury. » More …

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Upcoming Events

 

  • Yoga (via Zoom) – ongoing; current session runs Monday, October 26 through Monday, December 21

 

Yoga

Our on-campus, no-sweat flow yoga classes help you maintain and gain flexibility, build strength, and relax your mind. The class is ongoing and runs most of the year, except on university holidays and during the December break.

Campus yoga instructor Jenni Wade demonstrates a yoga pose

Session Dates & Class Days/Times

Current Session:

Monday, October 26 – Monday, December 21 (no class on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11)

Class Days/Times:

Classes run Mondays and Wednesdays, noon – 1 p.m. (An optional Friday add-on class is available as well – contact yoga instructor Jenni Wade for details.)

Location:
To comply with social distancing measures taken to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, classes are offered online through Zoom until further notice.

Cost:
Drop-in rates are $8 per class. Prepay rates are $80 for the entire session ($5 per class for 16 classes) or $40 for a Monday-only or Wednesday-only half session. Payments can be made through Venmo to @Jenni-Wade. For Paypal info or other payment questions, contact Jenni Wade. (Note: Prepayers should pay within a week of the start of the session. Drop-in payments should be made by the end of each class.)

Who:
Open to WSU/EWU faculty and staff

Register/More Information:

Contact Jenni Wade