• Shivani Singh

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Shivani's Bio:
    I’m a Management and Marketing degree student from Mumbai, India! I love sharing my stories and experiences at St. Scholastica!

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

SOUL Sessions

In my Leadership class with Prof. Lynn Kalnbach, for the last week we have been doing some interesting learning through SOUL sessions. These sessions were facilitated by Julie Zaruba Fountaine and Jenessa Demers with our class of about 25.

The purpose of these sessions is to share, learn and inculcate practices as well as strategies to handle stressors in life and to be more resilient on a daily basis. One of the exercises we did on the first day of session was a Mindfulness exercise which required us to place one arm on our chests’ and the other on our stomach. Then, we were asked to focus on synchronized breathing and Oh Gosh . . . it got most of us yawning and getting too relaxed to be in class. Some of us even almost dozed off right there in the chair.

Another calming strategy we practiced was related to contraction and relaxation of body muscles on intention. We even used a stress ball to emphasize the pressure points in hands and arms.

I was surprised at how simple some of these practices were, and I had been oblivious all this time. Not only were the coping strategies easy to follow but absolutely effective. Which in turn, made us all more comfortable to carry on with the sessions and the unconventional learning style.

Certainly, the topics discussed and touched on through these SOUL sessions are essential to humanity. I personally recommend all students to grab any opportunity to attend these sessions whenever offered.

Hope all of us get to learn, built and pass on the learning!

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