Meditation in Lowry Hall | Division of Mental Health and Substance Use | Kent State University

Meditation in Lowry Hall

Division of Mental Health and Substance Use hosting weekly meditation

Lowry Hall, room 335 on Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-Noon

Kent State of Wellness is offering Meditation Across Campus, an opportunity to join in with other students, faculty and staff for free, facilitated meditation sessions with drop-in times available at different locations throughout the Kent Campus. Meditation begins the week of Sept. 24 and will continue until the start of winter break.

Studies have shown that meditation helps to reduce stress and anxiety, can help to treat or prevent depression, improves cognition and reduces distractions, among several other benefits.

What Can You Expect?

Never participated in a meditation session? Here’s what you can expect when you drop in for a 30-minute campus meditation session:

  • A brief overview of the practice;
  • What to expect from the session;
  • Some helpful ideas for getting the most out of the practice;
  • Followed by a body scan for creating comfort;
  • A brief breathing exercise;
  • Short, guided meditation;
  • Ending with silent meditation.

As the allotted time draws to a close, the facilitator will be available to close the practice and answer any questions. It’s designed to be simple, straightforward and accessible.

Here are some things to consider when meditating;
  • Try to be on time, but if you can’t, please come entering the space quietly, get comfortable and settle in. Likewise, if you need to leave early, please exit the room quietly.
  • All the locations will have chairs, but feel free to sit or lie on the floor if that feels better for you.
  • Bring a friend(s), but please be silent during the meditation, silence your phone, or better yet, shut it off.
  • Drop expectations at the door, just commit to being present and watch what arises – it is the consistent practice that brings the optimal benefit.
  • Feel free to drop in at any date, time and location that works for you – the more you practice, the more you will experience the benefits in your life.

More locations, days, and times are available.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, or you would like to facilitate a session in your department, email Melissa Celko at mcelko1@kent.edu.