Meditation Group

Group Meets

  • Craig Oreshnick, PhD
  • Tuesdays, Noon - 1 p.m., SC 280
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., SC 280
  • January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
  • March 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
  • April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26
  • May 3, 4

This group will not be held on March 8 or 9, or April 27. The group also does not meet during Spring Break or 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.).