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Yoga for Wellness and Stress Reduction

Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 

Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building

Join us for a slow, deep yoga flow specifically created for graduate students. CAPS M.S.W. Intern and certified yoga instructor Valerie Maloof will lead an hour-long, breath-focused, energizing yoga practice focusing on releasing the tension that builds in our bodies from endless sitting and working at a computer. We will finish with a brief sitting meditation for long-lasting relaxation. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat if possible (we will have some mats available). No pre-registration required.

Grad School and ADHD

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 4.1% of the U.S. adult population has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I’m one of that 4.1%; in August, I was diagnosed with ADHD, primarily inattentive. Like most adults diagnosed with ADHD, I had ADHD as a child, but my symptoms did not become problematic until I was under so much stress that my coping mechanisms were no longer sufficient. In my case, that stress was graduate school, and I spent much of my first two years severely impaired. The worst part of it was that to an outside observer, my difficulties looked for all the world like laziness, while from the inside, everything felt overwhelming.