Mindful Monday Mental Health Help – The Daily Evergreen
Capstone class to host an additional mental health support event on the first Monday of Dead Week
From noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022, the sports management major’s graduating course, Sport Management 489, says it will be hosting Mindful Monday at Ruby Park Instagram page. It is described as a mental health retreat focused on helping the community.
“Mindful Monday is a Sport Management 489 event that we created as our senior year class,” said Dakota Pint, senior sport management major and operations manager for the event. “We’re trying to work with the ASWSU and some other organizations in the community like Sanctuary and Pups and Cups… well [we’re] I just get a different representation from the community because it’s all about the community.”
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s attention on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations and is used as a therapeutic technique, according to Mindful Monday Instagram page.
The concept of mindfulness originated around 2,500 years ago and is based on ancient Buddhist philosophy Physiopediaan online encyclopedia about physiotherapy
They describe two main methods of mindfulness: formal and informal mindfulness practices.
Formal practices are more structured and traditional; This includes meditation, a body scan, and mindful movement. Think of it like a yoga class: it’s structured and you take time out of your normal day to gain a sense of nonjudgmental awareness.
Informal mindfulness does not require a set time. It’s about incorporating awareness into your daily activities like washing dishes or eating. Physiopedia describes it as “turning off autopilot life mode”.
Both observable evidence and well-developed concepts for therapeutic mindfulness provide optimism that practicing mindfulness can benefit patients with mental and physical health conditions alike Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
“We have yoga sessions that happen about every 20 minutes. We have a boxing station that’s just a punching bag; People can go up and smack it to relieve some stress,” Pint said. “We hope that the stress relief dogs that WSU keeps will come and roam. There will be a bracelet making station, a coloring book station, various food trucks and Cougar Health Services will also have a tent there.”
Pint said that although most of the students in their senior year are seniors, they hope that someone will see the positive impact the event will have on WSU students and faculty and that they will take it and shape it for the future .
“Personally, I’m hoping that someone will take that and just run with it and keep going every year for every semester on Mindful Monday before the finals,” Pint said.
Mindful Monday takes place on the Monday before finals week at Ruby Park with free admission.