“Mindfulness” or “being mindful” are words that get tossed around a lot these days, but what does it really mean to “practice mindfulness” or to “be mindful”? […] Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, describes mindfulness as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.”
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How everyone can help save lives this World Suicide Prevention Day
With World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, the staff in CAPS wanted to remind students of ways you can help prevent suicide on our campus and in your community. This post contains some steps anyone can take to help our campus be safer.
Mental Health and the Election Season: Part 3, Why Plan?
Take time now to prepare a plan for self-care using the 5 C’s: Cultivate, Connect, Contain, Commune, and Comfort.
Mental Health and the Election Season: Part 1, Why Participate?
by Bonnie Vander Wal, Ph.D., CAPS Staff Counselor This post is the first in a series of three planned posts leading up to Election Day, 2020. CAPS staff counselor Bonnie Vander Wal writes to help the Hope Community navigate the turbulent election season with an eye on maintaining mental health. It’s that time again… The …
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The Pain of Loss (Guest Blog with Tim Koberna)
Tim Koberna is the Head Athletic Trainer and an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Hope College. He is passionate about student resiliency and grit, and approached CAPS about ways to collaborate to support all Hope students–in particular, the approximately 600 student-athletes–during this time. In that spirit, he writes the following to the Hope community in …
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How Busy Is Too Busy?
A recap of September’s An Honest Conversation about doing too much. How important is a double (or triple) major? What is a healthy level of involvement on campus? How much do I need to have on my resume for employers or grad schools to select me? How does all of this busyness affect my soul? …