Elizabeth Scott at VeryWellMind defines Mindfulness as "the practice of becoming more fully aware of the present moment—non-judgmentally and completely—rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. It generally involves a heightened awareness of sensory stimuli (noticing your breathing, feeling the sensations of your body, etc.) and being 'in the now.'"
As noted in an article written by Crystal Hoshaw at Healthline, mindfulness has numerous positive benefits:
The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides a comprehensive initial assessment and an individualized treatment plan to full-time members of the University of Rochester community who pay the mandatory health fee. Based on the initial assessment, a treatment plan is developed by the clinician that addresses the client’s unique needs and concerns. This plan may include recommendations such as, but not limited to: group therapy, workshops, brief therapy, referrals to community provider for specialized treatment or longer term therapy services, case management services, psychiatry or other campus services.
Behind these services, the UCC also has a list of resources that can be used individually and is connected to ThrivingCampus, which has a list of off-campus providers that can provide assistance. This guide can walk you through the process of finding a clinician,
The mission of the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC) is to promote cultural awareness and engagement, educate on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provide avenues for intersection and opportunities for collaboration. The University Meliora Values and the College Competencies are prevalent in all that the center does. Students can use the intercultural lounge and LGBTQ resource area, which is an ideal location for studying, checking out books and videos, engaging in discussions, and gathering as a community.
The Mindful University Project is an interdisciplinary collaboration with a mission to empower the campus community to build a culture of mindful presence and compassion. The project leads introductory and advanced learn-to-mediate classes, hosts drop-in meditation sessions, has half-day retreats, leads contemplative practices including yoga, walking meditations, and compassion programs, hosts faculty and staff training, and has educational workshops.