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September-October 2015

OSU-Tulsa Labyrinth Provides Stress Relief

Candace Butcher on a labyrinth design near the OSU-Tulsa library.

Candace Butcher walks one of six labyrinth designs near the library recently.

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is hosting the Sparq Labyrinth in the Main Hall Commons near the library during the fall semester as part of a campus wellness initiative.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to walk any of the six available pathways. Walkers may use any one labyrinth as long as they like. Posters are available to provide context for each pathway.

The labyrinth can be used as a wellness break, to help reduce stress, to refocus one’s academic and professional efforts, to reconnect with one’s thoughts and emotions or to add a few minutes of movement throughout the day.

The Department of Health Education and Promotion will gather data from users of the labyrinth as part a research study on the use of mindfulness practices and its impact on health. To learn more about the labyrinth, email amy.bowersock@okstate.edu.

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