Announcements and Updates
NEW GROUP FORMING: Books, Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor.
If interested/for more info email: email@example.com or just show up.
Fridays (beginning 11/4/16), 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)
All are welcome!
LET’S TALK—a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations 3X each week with Bard counselors; no appointment needed. See side bar for details.
The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group is being offered on Friday evenings, Hopson Cottage (admissions building) from 6-7pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or just show up.
Understanding Self and Others Group forming. Gain insight and self-awareness, sharpen interpersonal skills, connect with other students. Contact email@example.com if interested.
FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES:
please call security at 845-758-7460
and ask for the counselor on duty. If your situation is not an emergency but you want to talk it through with a trained peer anonymously, please call security and ask for the BRAVE Counselor.
You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor ANYTIME:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
HOW MEDITATION CHANGES THE BRAIN AND BODY
By Gretchen Reynolds
Editors’ note: Be mindful that this article is from early 2016, but know that your mindfulness helps your mind and body.
The New York Times, February 18, 2016
The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, improved well-being, a rewired brain. But the experimental bases to support these claims have been few. Supporters of the practice have relied on very small samples of unrepresentative subjects, like isolated Buddhist monks who spend hours meditating every day, or on studies that generally were not randomized and did not include placebo control groups.
This month, however, a study published in Biological Psychiatrybrings scientific thoroughness to mindfulness meditation and for the first time shows that, unlike a placebo, it can change the brains of ordinary people and potentially improve their health. To read the complete article click here.