Imagine being forced to study next to a busy street, trying to focus on the task at hand while blocking out a constant buzz of traffic, beeping horns, jackhammers or shouts of distressed drivers. We don’t all live in big cities, but we all have to handle our responsibilities despite constant background noise of one kind or another—whether it’s worrying about how to pay bills and get placed in a competitive residency, finding time to be there for loved ones or just trying to keep up with enough clean underwear to get through the week.
While meditation can’t ever make the “noise” completely go away, it can go a long way toward helping to learn to focus and not let the stress of daily life get in the way of accomplishing your ambitious goals as you prepare for a career in health care. To help create a calmer environment, NEOMED is offering free 15-minute meditation sessions to students and members of Sequoia Wellness in November and December.
Free sessions will be offered as follows:
Mondays (Nov. 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 12) from 12:30-2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays (Nov. 16, 30 and Dec. 7, 14) from 4:30-4:45 p.m.
All sessions will be held at Sequoia Wellness, Studio 1, in the NEW Center and led by Maria Santoferraro of Daily Downward Dog.