Meditation Across Campus - The Record-Courier
Kent State University has introduced Meditation Across Campus, a new program where members of the university community can participate in free, facilitated meditation sessions around the Kent campus. Studies have shown that meditation can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and alleviate depression, which are some of the top mental health issues that college students experience.
Melissa Celko, director of Wellness at Kent State, has 25 years of experience with meditation and is teaching students the art of Koru mindfulness.
Celko partnered with an economics professor and a graduate student to help offer 30-minute sessions in various locations across campus throughout the week. Celko said the meditations are all grounded in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), which is ultimately derived from the Zen Buddhist tradition but less spiritual.