Mental Health Matters

Find your Zzz's - September 23-27, 2019

Monday - Find your Relaxation: Aromatherapy Neck Pillows

aromatherapy sockWhy Aromatherapy Neck Pillows? Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that relies on the powerful sense of smell. Practitioners use the essential oils from plants to heal the mind, body, and soul. Essential oils can be used for a variety of purposes, from boosting mood to relieving migraines, but today we’ll focus on how they can be used to calm and relax the mind and body, preparing you for sleep.

Join us in making your own Aromatherapy Neck Pillows. You will choose from a variety of scented rice to find the most helpful aromatherapy to improve your sleep.
Kennesaw Campus Student Center Patio
Marietta Campus Globe area
11:00am - 3:00pm (while supplies last)

Tuesday - Find your Routine: Sleep Journals

bear sleep journal picSleep journals are used to record your sleep patterns and habits and give you a better understanding of them. Keeping a sleep journal makes you proactive about your sleep. They also assist with determining if and what kind of intervention is needed to improve your sleep.

Join us in designing your own Sleep Journal. Receive a free journal and take the opportunity to decorate it. You will also receive tips/guidance for how to start documenting your sleep patterns.
Kennesaw Campus Student Center Patio
Marietta Campus Globe area
11:00am - 3:00pm (while supplies last)

Wednesday - Find your Fit: OwlFit Classes

Why Exercise?
Physical activity increases time spent in deep sleep, the most physically restorative sleep phase. Deep sleep helps to boost immune function, support cardiac health, and control stress and anxiety. Increase sleep amounts. In addition to improving the quality of sleep, exercise also can help you increase the duration of your nightly rest. Stress is a common cause of sleep problems, including trouble falling asleep and sleeping restlessly during the night. exercise can be an effective natural therapy for insomnia.

Join us for OwlFit classes where you can explore how different forms of exercising contribute to deeper, more restful sleep. In addition, you will get more information about the benefits of exercise and sleep and get a special treat!
Kennesaw Classes 
HIIT IT at 12:45pm 30 minutes I S2-3
Mat Pilates at 3:30pm  60 minutes I AR-3
Yoga at 8:00pm  60 minutes I AR-3
Marietta Classes
Yoga at 7:00pm  60 minutes  I  MGX

Thursday - Find your Rest: Sleep Masks

sleep mask photoEye masks are one of the best tools to overcome sleep problems and obtain restful relaxing sleep. When your brain senses pure darkness, it causes the production of melatonin, the chemical of sleep. When you block out both noise and light, your chances of falling asleep are improved.

Join us as we make our own Sleep Mask. You will be able to choose your own fabric and design the perfect sleep mask for your rest.
Kennesaw Campus Student Center Patio
Marietta Campus Globe area
11:00am - 3:00pm (while supplies last)

Friday - Find your Healing: Restorative Yoga and Art4Healing® 

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga postures can be very effective in preparing the body for deep, restful sleep and though an hour or more practice can be a great way to train the body for this, using a short practice can also be helpful. The most potent part of this shortened practice will focus on the breath. Because the breath is the only part of our autonomic nervous system that we can consciously control it gives us a direct gateway into the regulation of the nervous system and the relaxation response that prepares us for sleep.

Join us for a Restorative Yoga class to learn more about restorative postures and breath work that can help you get more restful sleep.
Kennesaw Campus Student Center University Rooms (C)

Art4Healing® Workshop

Art4Healing® workshop at 2:00pm.  Limited space so registration is required. Learn more about what Art4Healing is all about by visiting the website
Register online via OwlLife