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Mindfulness

We know that spaces for students and professionals to connect with others, learn, pause, & care for their emotional well-being are vital. Now, more than ever, it is important to take moments throughout each day to breathe and be mindful.

Don't hesitate to contact swathip@vt.edu with any questions or concerns regarding mindfulness programming. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

On Demand Resources

Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindful Campus Practices are a series of brief 5 minute guided meditations that use a combination of imagery and your 5 senses to help you tap into the present and cultivate more mindful moments throughout your day. These practices can help Hokies feel more connected to campus regardless of where you physically are by using the audio and/or video for these recordings.

Interested in exploring the full list of locations for Mindful Campus Practices? Check out the full playlist below:

In this 5 minute guided loving-kindness meditation, we will try to cultivate kindness, non-judgment, and compassion to direct towards ourselves. Fostering self-compassion through meditation can help us quiet our inner critic, help improve our relationship with our body, and help us strengthen our sense of intrinsic self-worth.

The first step towards emotional awareness is developing the ability to identify and describe how you are feeling and why. The Atlas of Emotions is an interactive tool that can help with developing a nuanced understanding of different emotional states and building emotional vocabulary.

Hear from Fellow Hokies

Real Conversations with Hokies is a video series where fellow Hokies and recent alumni talk about their experiences with their first days on campus, how to ask for help, finding a sense of belonging, and general words of wisdom.

Listen to Learn

Looking for a podcast recommendation? Give the podcasts below a listen to explore different resiliency concepts.

Brittany Packnett: What Are Meaningful Ways To Help Build Your Confidence?

August 2, 2019 | 10:00

How do you build confidence, when the world has taught you not to be confident? Activist Brittany Packnett talks about confidence in her own personal journey as a woman of color.

Dr. Vivek Murthy and Brené on Loneliness and Connection

April 21, 2020 | 53:54

Have you ever struggled with feeling lonely – even when you’re surrounded by people you love? I have. It’s painful and confusing. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician and the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, about loneliness and the physical and emotional toll that social disconnection takes on us. We talk about his new book, TOGETHER, and what it takes for each of us to tilt the world toward love and connection.