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Help Yourself Campaign @ the UNT Libraries

Students can face many challenges and situations while in college. We can help you help yourself. Guide created and maintained by Brea Henson.

Adjusting to College

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Student Success

  • LB1049 - LB3610
  • LC208.8 - LC2781.7

 

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UNT Learn Anywhere

UNT Learn Anywhere is a a resource for UNT campus-cased students shifting to online courses. The site has been created for UNT students for situations where we need to temporarily take courses online with minimal impact during sudden and prolonged campus or building closures caused by incidents such as a viral or infectious disease outbreak, a family emergency requiring your presence elsewhere, or a natural disaster.

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Check out the Mindfulness page to learn about mindful stress management practices.


Mindful Study Breaks

Join librarian Brea Henson at Mindful Study Breaks to learn 5 techniques that can be used during short study breaks as you prepare for your finals. Techniques include mindful movement with a modified vinyasa sun salutation*, mindful play with inspirational paper catching**, mindful reflective writing, mindful breathing, and mindful meditation. The session includes a discussion on mindfulness and appropriation.

*Vinyasa is a style of Ashtanga yoga that was popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1990s. Pathabhi Jois learned the practice from Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who is an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer, and scholar. The mindful movement exercise will incorporate the below poses, common to sun salutations sequences. The goal of these poses is to release tension from the spine, lower back, glutes, and upper lends after long periods of sitting. Brea uses these poses to promote her own spinal health and relieve chronic pain. Brea is not a yoga instructor and aims to respectively share these poses which as from a beautiful tradition and that, unfortunately, have been appropriated by Western cultures, toxic gym cultures, and unhealthy urban health fads. 

  • Tadasana (referred to as mountain pose)
  • Urdhva Hastatasana (referred to as raised hands pose)
  • Uttanasana (referred to as standing forward fold/bend)
  • Ardha Uttansansa with hands-on shins (referred to as standing half forward fold/bend with hands-on shins)
  • Uttanasana (referred to as standing forward fold/bend)
  • Standing standing spinal roll up into Tadasana.

**The paper catching exercise was taught by Kai Cheng Thom at the 17th Annual Summer Session on Contemplative Practices in Education: Contemplative Practices for Collective Healing and Liberation, Online Conference, August 2nd – August 5th, 2021.

Fall semester sessions include December 9, 2022 at 2pm in Willis 340 and December 12, 2022 at 5pm in Willis 340. Spring semester sessions May 5, 2023 at 2pm in Willis 340 and May 8, 2023 at 5pm in Willis 340. (Where is Willis 340?)

"Freshman Orientation: Tell Your Story," UNT Orientation and Transition Programs, 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNd0Ui4RGvs&feature=youtu.be.

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