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The Stillwater Public Library has received a health literacy grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide programming to address ways to reduce stress. 
Sign up for "Be Mindful," a 4-week, clinically proven, self-paced mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course that tracks your results. Learn practical approaches proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue. The course can also improve sleep quality and resilience. 
The course takes place online via emails sent 2-3 times each week that include short instructional videos, activities to complete, and longer practice sessions on how to use mindfulness techniques for stress reduction. 
The "Be Mindful" module was developed in response to the United Kingdom's National Health Service search for options to provide stress reduction assistance. It has been the subject of peer-reviewed studies and has been found to decrease stress. Read more in the press release
Want to get a better idea about  "Be Mindful"? Watch this short introduction video, or download this sample breathing exercise.
There are a limited number of spots available in the course and registration is required. Register here. 
The course should not be considered as a medical treatment for stress-related health conditions. We also have a few additional resources available. 

Want to participate in "Be Mindful," but don't have regular access to the Internet or a device? The library has 10 wifi hotspots and 3 tablets available for checkout.  

To borrow a device, community members must be 18+ and have a current, full-access library card. The hotspots are filtered to comply with the Child Internet Protection Act. Devices are trackable and items not returned on time will be remotely disabled. Electronic device checkout guidelines including borrower requirements are available here. For more information, or to get started, stop by or contact the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106, or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org
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