Counseling Center


Mindfulness Mondays


Feeling frazzled from balancing all the daily demands of life?

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and promotes health and well-being by cultivating greater emotional awareness. Come for a 30-minute mindful break to start your week.

Each drop-in class will begin with a brief introduction to mindfulness followed by an experiential guided meditation practice. The intention of the practice is to increase the ability to be present, curb your inner critic, and to create greater mental and emotional space by letting go of the things that have been weighing you down in order to stay grounded and centered.

This class is open to all registered UW students and no pre-registration is required, but please arrive on time to not disrupt other students’ practice.

When: Mondays, 12:00 – 12:30 PM (no meeting during finals week). Classes are facilitated by Dr. Ron Ma.

Where: Counseling Center (401 Schmitz Hall).

Please note that this workshop is not professional counseling and you do not need to be an existing client of the Counseling Center to participate. For directions or other questions, please call the UW Counseling Center at (206) 543-1240.

Mindfulness for Wellness

Mindfulness for Wellness

This workshop is open to all enrolled UW students. The goal of the workshop is to help you be more mindful in your everyday life. By practicing mindfulness skills, you can improve your well-being including being better able to navigate stress, increasing your ability to focus, and feeling more connected. The workshop focuses on learning and practicing multiple forms of mindfulness, including suggested practices for you to complete between the workshop meetings. By the end of the workshop series, you can expect to have developed a personal mindfulness practice that you can continue after the workshop ends.

When: Fridays, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. Oct. 19th, Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd, & Nov.9th.

Where: Counseling Center (401 Schmitz Hall).

Call the Counseling Center at 206-543-1240 or email Anne Swenson at for more info or to sign-up for the workshop.