The Art of Thriving as a Grad Student

Life says to us “I have a place for you. It is here, now ….”

On-the spot practices to deal with stress, enhance enjoyment and build lifelong skills. In this experiential class, we practice attending to sensory experience and cultivate an internal home base from which to navigate challenges, thrive & explore. Class includes heart rhythm meditation and other practices to facilitate nervous system balance.

Co-facilitated by Bonnie Colby, UA professor & meditation teacher and Anne Gallenstein, PMHNP-BC Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS).

Begins promptly at 5. Ends at 6. Room opens at 4:50. No fee. Drop-ins welcome.

Spring 2020 Group Information:

Who: Open to UA grad students and partners, housemates, family & friends they invite.

When + Where: Wednesdays,5-6 pm, room opens at 4:20. Dates 1/22-5/6. Class will not meet during spring break. Located at Campus Health Service, Room B207 (Meder Room, Second Floor).

*Group will meet online from March 18-April 15. Please see the flyer below for more details.*


How to start: Drop-ins welcome, room open at 4:15pm and meditation begins promptly at 5 pm.  

Cost: FREE

More info: Contact U of A Professor Bonnie Colby, PhD at

2020 Life as a Grad Student Flyer