Student Health and Wellness

Mindfulness and Meditation

Enjoy some of the resources below to help you practice mindfulness and meditation and improve mental health.

At Michigan Tech we care about Mental Health.  Feel free to add the Mental Health and Well-Being Statement to your syllabus.

Health and Well-Being Statement

Student Health and Well-being Statement-Michigan Tech  is committed to advancing the mental health and well-being of its students.  If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and/or in need of support, services are available.  For help or to find additional resources, contact Counseling Services at (906)487-2538 or visit their website at www.mtu.edu/counseling.

The Green Bandana Project

The Green Bandanna Project is a program designed to spread awareness of resources for those with a mental illness or are struggling with a mental health crisis on campus.

Students can take the pledge by attaching a green bandanna to their backpacks. This indicates that they are a safe individual to approach with mental health related issues, and are able to help out with the available resources.

These bandannas are a sign of stigma-free quiet solidarity. No one is alone in their struggles.

For more information, questions or to request a bandanna, contact wellness@mtu.edu

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Videos:

What we have all wrong about Meditation? Featuring Dan Harris 

 

Why Mindfulness is the new superpower? Featuring Dan Harris​

 

Meditation for Anxiety-Yoga with Adriene 

 

Mindfulness with Andy Puddicombe

3-Minute Mindful Breathing Meditation (Relieve Stress)

 

Breathing Exercises work with your parasympathetic nervous system to control stress and gives one a clearer space to think through information and make decisions.  Follow this guided breathing practice below to help manage stress.

Inhale and Exhale Excercise

Exercise 1

4 second breathing excercise.

Exercise 2

Meditation Sites:

Meditation Opportunities in the Keweenaw 

Benefits of Meditation from the American Psychological Association

Mindfulness Exercises of the Week: College Edition from HC at Siena College

Mindfulness for Students from mindfulnessforstudents.co.uk

Stay Tuned for more resources.