Located at the Student Health and Wellness Center, The Mindful Space is a tranquil place for UWM students to take a break. If you are feeling worn down, worried or overwhelmed, come to The Mindful Space to catch your breath, quiet your mind, relax and develop mindful self-awareness through the use of relaxation equipment. The Mindful Space is available by appointment only.
Massage Chair – This is a zero gravity, full body massage chair to relax your mind and muscles. Massage has been shown to help with a variety of physical conditions related to stress. It can reduce tension, relieve headaches, improve mood, help increase sleep, and enhance performance. Please be aware that massage can sometimes trigger a trauma response. Those with a history of physical or sexual trauma are encouraged to use the chair at your own discretion and comfort.
Virtual Reality Goggles – Escape the hustle and bustle of college life and take a virtual walk on the beach or a virtual mountain hike. Experience a virtual meditation practice.
Biofeedback – Learn to transform your stress into focused calm! Use the Emwave technology to cultivate self-regulation through breathing. You will get real-time feedback based on your own heart rhythm that will bring about a shift from stress and frustration to balance and resilience.
Happy Lamps – Light therapy has been shown to enhance mood, energy, sleep and focus without harmful UV rays. Come use our lamps and beat those winter blues.
Meditation Pillows – Need a quiet space to practice meditation, come use our meditation pillows to cultivate a new mindfulness practice today.
Are you not able to get to The Mindful Space but still want to learn and practice relaxation and mindfulness skills? Click on the links below and start your journey toward mindfulness now.
- Guided Meditations – UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center – Los Angeles, CA (uclahealth.org) (has links to meditations in multiple languages)
- Daily Calm | 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation | Be Present – YouTube – For everyone that meditates regularly in their life.
- Walking Meditation (weather permitting) Walking Meditation | Practice | Greater Good in Action (berkeley.edu)
- Loving Kindness Meditation: Loving Kindness Meditation – YouTube
- Body Scan Meditation Body-Scan.pdf (positivepsychology.com) or can use: https://youtu.be/15q-N-_kkrU
- Gratitude and Mindfulness- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCorElLKFQE
- Grounding Exercises
- Happify – happify.com. You complete simple tasks that aim to focus your attention and coping. Gratitude skills, and brain training that helps you relieve stress.
- Omvana – omvana.com. Contains largest collection of meditation sessions currently available. Choose from a selection of famous authors and renowned teachers that provide guided sessions.
- FM – brain.fm – Designed to use sound to build focus and increase productivity. Uses 30-minute clips of brainwave sounds to help you improve work, sleep, and mindfulness.
- Mindfulness App- mindfulness-app.com – This app is designed to take a moment and reset during your busy day. It features daily mindfulness inspiration to your phone and includes exercise, teachings and tips.
- Calm – calm.com – A subscription based platform aimed at helping you reduce your stress. Immerse yourself in scenes of natural beauty with relaxing music and nature sounds.
- org – mindful.org – Want to live mindfully, this app features a bi-monthly magazine with videos, and mindfulness practices with personal stories and news to cultivate mindfulness in your daily life.
- Headspace – headpace.com – Designed to be your own personal trainer to help you destress. It features animations on how the mind works and tips on mediation practices. It allows you to track your activity and provides 10-minute meditation sessions.