Meditation Group

Group Meets

  • Craig Oreshnick, PhD
  • Tuesdays, Noon - 12:50 p.m., SC 280
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., SC 280
  • May 10, 11, 24, 25, 31
  • June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
  • July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 27
  • August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

This group will not be held on May 17 or 18, June 28 or 29, or July 26. The group also does not meet between semesters.

Everyone is welcome and you may come regularly or anytime that your schedule permits

Contact

Counseling & Psychological Services Center | 801-626-6406

Come learn how to meditate and unwind while experiencing a calming environment during our weekly relaxation groups.

What Are Groups?

Benefits of Meditation and Relaxation

  • Increase your academic performance with improved concentration, memory and productivity
  • Reduce fatigue, anxiety, headaches, ulcers and more
  • Enhance immunity and overall health
  • Prevent stress from accumulating

Individuals may come weekly and/or occasionally as their time permits; however, greater benefit generally occurs with regular practice and weekly participation.

Techniques

The Relaxation/Meditation Group helps participants deeply relax as they take part in a 45-minute guided relaxation/meditation using a variety of techniques. We focus on abdominal breathing to help participants release tension and relax.

Additional techniques principally used include:

  • Meditation- focuses on being in the here-and-now, being mindful of the present. Refraining from allowing the past and/or future to create stress/unrest. Also includes silently repeating a mantra (a peaceful word, phrase or sound) while focusing on our breathing.Guided Imagery / Visualization of a Peaceful Scene- imagining a peaceful, calm and relaxing scene to bring tranquility to body and mind; visualizing a relaxing image/feeling.
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation- involves tensing and releasing muscle groups to reach a greater state of (muscular) relaxation. (May involve releasing existing tension without first tensing.)
  • Guided Imagery / Visualization of a Peaceful Scene- imagining a peaceful, calm and relaxing scene to bring tranquility to body and mind; visualizing a relaxing image/feeling.
  • Autogenic Training- focusing on bodily areas and imagining these areas becoming warm and heavy.

Adapted from: Bourne, E. (2005). The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (4th Ed.).