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De-stress for Success Fall 2021

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Atkins Library has planned a number of events to help you de-stress, take a break, and relax during exams. 

Meditation for Stress Relief with CAPS


Meditation for Stress Relief

Are you feeling stressed with finals right around the corner? Join Megan McComas, CAPS Doctoral Intern, at the Visualization Lab on the library's 2nd floor to learn and practice some relaxation and meditation techniques. Meditative practices can aid in bringing calmness, clarity, and presence to a situation. In times of stress, these practices can reduce anxiety, promote kindness within oneself, and generate self-awareness. This is a hybrid event. Those who wish to attend virtually may hop on to this Zoom link: https://uncc.zoom.us/j/92015374834

  • Thursday, Dec. 9th (Reading Day) at 12-1 p.m.

Daily Meditation

Join Megan McComas, CAPS Doctoral Intern, for a relaxing 15-minute meditation! Just sit back, join the session, and listen as Megan guides you through a restoring meditation. These daily meditations are intended to provide you with relaxation and clarity during finals week. Those who wish to practice this meditation on campus may use Atkins Library’s Visualization Lab on the 2nd floor. This is also a hybrid event: Meditation Zoom Link https://uncc.zoom.us/j/96686464238.

  • Sessions run daily during finals week from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Paws for Exam Therapy


Our Paws for Exam Therapy program is back to in-person sessions. Spend some time with certified therapy dogs! All sessions will be held at the back of the first-floor atrium: 

  • Thursday, Dec. 9,  6-8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. 
  • Monday, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m.

Recharge Room


Need a break from the books? Head to the 2nd floor Visualization Lab to enjoy a snack, calming music, and fun activities

  • Dec. 10; Dec. 13-16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day in the Visualization Lab

Late-night coffee and donut break 


Just when you'll need a pick-me-up! Grab a donut and a cup of coffee to refuel for a night of studying.

  • Tues. Dec. 14, 8 p.m. near the Area 49 Desk on the 2nd floor.