Contemplative practice can include any number of mind-body activities and, historically, is not new. We have, however, experienced an increase in recent years in research and application. The WVU Libraries are in a unique position to not only encourage and facilitate the use of contemplative practice in a variety of university settings but to also support the research being done in this emerging field.
Designed for those familiar with contemplative practices and those new to using these techniques, the WVU Libraries and our partners hoped to fully engage all students, faculty, and staff during Mindful Mountaineers Month. Through activities that included stillness, movement, creative, and relational activities we were able to appeal to a wide number of Mountaineers.
Our partners for Mindful Mountaineers Month included Dr. Clay Marsh & the Health Sciences Center, WELLWVU, WVU Art Museum, Mountaineer Catholic, WVU Center for Service & Learning, Harless Center, Carruth Center for Psychological & Psychiatric Services, WVU Cru, FRUVED, Student Rec Center, Dining Services, Dr. Michael Brumage (Kanawha-Charleston Health Department), Dr. Monica Leppma (Counseling Psychology), Dr. Michelle Withers (Biology & Center for Excellence in STEM Education), Professor Emeritus Bill Reger-Nash (Public Health) and of course YOU.