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Calming and Mindfulness

The following video is meant to serve as a resource for grounding, centering and self-care.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

This all-levels, trauma-informed yoga practice creates a safe space to breathe, relax and decompress while participating at one’s comfort level. The practice intends to help participants feel more centered and grounded, calm and present. The session is not medical or psychotherapeutic treatment. Participants are asked to proceed carefully through the exercises, which will be offered at a tempered pace to facilitate the participant’s attention and care for themselves. Participants may want to have a private space where they feel safe and will not be interrupted.

Please note: UT CMHC recommends consulting a physician regarding the applicability of any recommendations made during this session and following safety instructions before beginning a yoga or other exercise program. Participating in any exercise or exercise program poses the possibility of physical injury. By engaging in this program, participants agree they are participating voluntarily, doing so at their own risk and assuming all risk of injury to themselves. By engaging in this pre-recorded practice, participants understand and agree that neither UT CMHC nor any persons associated with it have any liability to the participant for any injury or loss they may suffer in connection with content UT CMHC may post.

A UT student participant needing medical attention can call the free, 24/7 UHS Nurse Advice Line (512-475-6877). A UT student experiencing an urgent mental health situation who needs to speak with a counselor immediately can call the free, 24/7 CMHC Crisis Line (512-471-2255). Weekdays from 8am – 5pm, students seeking CMHC services or experiencing a crisis should call (512) 471-3515 and choose option 3.

Additional mindfulness and group resources for UT students.

To explore yoga practices further visit:

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

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