Mindfulness Meditation: Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb

MindfulMeditationDid you know that mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress, increase memory, reduce distractability and increase empathy?  What could be better for health sciences students?

Healthy Information @ Himmelfarb is please to collaborate with Rayna Sobieski (MD 2017) to host a weekly mindfulness medication session throughout the fall semester.   Each session will bed led by Rayna and will begin at 12:30 in Himmelfarb B103 and last for 15-20 minutes.  This event is offered for free and no registration is required.  If you miss the first session or arrive late, just come the following week!

What: Mindfulness Meditation

When: Thursdays, 12:30-12:50 p.m.

Where: Himmelfarb B103

If you want to read more about the benefits of mindfulness practice for health sciences students, checkout some of these articles:

  1. Barbosa, P., Raymond, G., Zlotnick, C., Wilk, J., Toomey, R.,3rd, & Mitchell, J.,3rd. (2013). Mindfulness-based stress reduction training is associated with greater empathy and reduced anxiety for graduate healthcare students. Education for Health (Abingdon, England), 26(1), 9-14. doi:10.4103/1357-6283.112794  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  2. Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Phillips, D. T., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2013). Mindfulness training improves working memory capacity and GRE performance while reducing mind wandering. Psychological Science, 24(5), 776-781. doi:10.1177/0956797612459659  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  3. Warnecke, E., Quinn, S., Ogden, K., Towle, N., & Nelson, M. R. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels. Medical Education, 45(4), 381-388. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03877.x  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  4. Fortney, L., & Taylor, M. (2010). Meditation in medical practice: A review of the evidence and practice. Primary Care, 37(1), 81-90. doi:10.1016/j.pop.2009.09.004  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  5. Hassed, C., de Lisle, S., Sullivan, G., & Pier, C. (2009). Enhancing the health of medical students: Outcomes of an integrated mindfulness and lifestyle program. Advances in Health Sciences Education : Theory and Practice, 14(3), 387-398. doi:10.1007/s10459-008-9125-3  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
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