Stress Relief

Businessman sitting in nature with a laptopUAMS Therapy and Fitness Program would like to extend an invitation to UAMS employees to join the Mindfulness Meditation class on Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Dr. Denise Compton, Neuropsychologist/Clinical Psychologist, UAMS Reynolds Institute, leads a Mindfulness Meditation session every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Jo Ford Auditorium.

Meditation is simply purposeful concentration and involves learning to focus your attention—directed onto an object of your choice, such as your breath, a phrase or a word repeated silently, a memorized inspirational passage, or an image in the mind’s eye.


12:00 p.m. Introductory thoughts about meditation

12:10 p.m. Meditation practice (doors closed to late-comers)

12:25 p.m. Debriefing

Call 526-5779 for more information

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Betsy Johnson is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and enjoys teaching mindfulness techniques to help with anxiety and stress. She is available for individual or group sessions.Meditation group


UAMS chaplains are available 24 hours a day to provide pastoral and emotional support to patients, families and staff. An on-call chaplain can be reached by calling the pager at (501) 688-2060.


The chapel is always open and serves UAMS Medical Center patients, family members, employees and students as a non-denominational and interfaith “sacred space” for worship, prayer and meditation.

Meditation Room

A Meditation Room is available for patients and staff on the second floor of the PRI building. The room features comfortable chairs, windows, a water feature and individual thermostat.

Other places on campus for relaxation and stress relief:

  1. Legacy Garden near the College of Health Professions
  2. The Medical Center Rooftop Garden
  3. The Healing Garden at the Cancer Institute
  4. The Chancellor’s Garden