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
- Legacy Garden near the College of Health Professions
- The Medical Center Rooftop Garden
- The Healing Garden at the Cancer Institute
- The Chancellor’s Garden
- Emergency room staff have access to a room in the ER for wellness
ACH Relaxation Rooms — Locations
- Emergency Room — K1425-1 — This is located by Triage desk and is only available to ED employees only. Key pad access – Team Leader has to let them in.
- PICU – H3245-1 — Located in hallway across from Red Elevator on 3rd floor. Sign on wall says “Sports Medicine Coordinator” – Key access – must get key from IMU team leader or PCM. Available for PICU employees and IMU employees.
- CVICU — HC4615-1 — This is located in CVICU office area. It is unlocked during the day. They must sign in to use. At night/weekends, team leader or PCM will get key to let employees in office area and relaxation room. For CVICU employees only.
- NICU — H3708-1 — This is located down the hallway in PICU, past the Pink Elevator. It is key locked. Must get key from Team Leader or PCM. For NICU employees only.
- 3E — Closed during renovations
More Mindfulness References and Resources
- The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, Ron Siegel, Psy.D. (2010).
- Guilford Press. Meditations online, available to download free.
- Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Second Edition, Revised and Updated. Jon Kabat-Zinn (2013). Bantam/Random House. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) CDs and MP3s available to purchase.
- Real Happiness at Work, Sharon Salzberg (2014). Workman Publishing, New York.
- A Mindful Nation, Congressman Tim Ryan (2012). Hay House.
Mindfulness bibliography of citations for peer reviewed journal articles and book with publication dates between 1975 and 2009; includes citations on the effects of mindfulness-based treatments on many medical conditions and mental disorders.
- American Mindfulness Research Association
- The Mindfulness in Education Network
- The American Institute of Stress
- Vallecitos Mountain Refuge and Retreat Center
- Mindfulness 101
- Applied Mindfulness Skills Training for Physicians, Nurses and Health Care Workers
- Rick Hanson, Ph.D 10/26/2010, Confronting your Negativity Bias
- Greater Good, The Science of a Meaningful Life
- Niroga Institute
- Beach, M.C. et al. A multicenter study of physician mindfulness and health care quality. Annals of Family Medicine 2013, 11(5): 421-428.
- Danielwitz, M. et al. A pilot feasibility study of a peer-led mindful program for medical students. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2016, 7 (1), 31-37.
- Editorial: A prescription to talk: How doctor-patient dialogue improves health outcomes. (2015) Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME.
- Hölzel B.K. et al. How does mindfulness meditation work? Proposing mechanisms of action from a conceptual and neural perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Sciences, 2011, Nov 6(6):537-559.
- Vargo, D.R. Mapping modalities of self-awareness in mindfulness practice: a potential mechanism for clarifying habits of mind. Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences, 2014, 1307(1): 28-42.
- Warnecke, E. et al. A randomized controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels. Medical Education 2011, 45: 381-388.
Guided Meditation Practice Apps for Your Smart Phone
- Headspace — 10 days free
- Calm — some free, some for purchase
- Smiling Mind — age seven to adult, free
- Stop, Breathe & Think — free
- Mindfulness Meditation by Mental Workout — Lite Version free
- The Mindfulness App — $1.99
- Simply Being — $1.99 for iPhone or You Tube
Online Guided Meditation
- Pocket Mindfulness — 6 brief exercises (read and do)
- Kaiser Premanete, an organization to support health in general, has a podcast page that includes meditation, guided imagery, and affirmations
- UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center — Free guided meditation
- Simply being meditation
Local Meditation Groups/Training
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes in Little Rock and Hot Springs
- Compassion Works for All — weekly meetings at Little Rock libraries and other locations
- UAMS Therapy and Fitness Program would like to extend an invitation to UAMS employees to join the Mindfulness Meditation class on Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Institute on Aging room 1160.
- Dr. Denise Compton, Neuropsychologist/Clinical Psychologist, UAMS Reynolds Institute, leads a Mindfulness Meditation session every Wednesday 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