The Serenity Center is open Monday–Friday and available for:
- General use from 8:30 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m.
- Prayer from noon–2 p.m.
- Club programming after 5 p.m. (please reserve your time ahead)
Below are the items you can find in the Serenity Center. All items are open for students, faculty and staff to use. We hope you make the most out of this space and use it to prioritize your well-being!
Comfy Lounge Chairs and Bean BagsGet comfortable and let your body and mind relax on our cozy lounge chairs and bean bags.
The tongue drum is of Aztec origin and was originally made of wood. The sounds of the tongue drum can help to promote deep relaxation and relieve stress and anxiety. Feel free to play our tongue drums with the drum mallets. Please put the drums back when you are finished.
Fidget ToysHumans have used items now commonly known as "fidget toys" for hundreds of years as a way to relieve stress. Fidget toys provide an outlet for anxiety, restlessness or impatience and can serve as a distraction in overstimulating environments. Feel free to take a fidget toy with you or use one while you're enjoying this space.
Singing BowlsTibetan singing bowls originated in Mesopotamia and have been used to transport those who play or listen to them into a meditative state for thousands of years. The sounds they induce can have profound healing effects on the physical body as well as induce deep relaxation Feel free to play our singing bowls by striking the bowl gently with the mallet and running the mallet along the outside of the bowl. Please put the singing bowls back when you are finished.
CrystalsThe use of crystals dates all the way back to Ancient Sumerians, who used crystals in their magic formulas. Today, crystals are used to either interact with the body's energy field or to help someone to set an intention. Different crystals have properties that make them useful for different areas of the body or intentions. Feel free to hold our crystals while meditating or engaging in this space. You can touch them and take pictures of them, but please leave them for others to enjoy.
Brain TeasersBrain teasers date back to ancient Greek mathematicians. Brain teasers help to increase cognitive function, boost critical thinking and improve learning and memory. Feel free to use the brain teasers we have in this space.
KnittingKnitting originated in the Middle East in the 5th century and eventually travelled to Europe with wool traders. Knitting helps to reduce stress and boost confidence as well as stimulate the brain and increase mindfulness. Feel free to take some knitting supplies or start working on something here and leave it for someone else to continue.
Affirmation CardsThe use of affirmations can be traced back to ancient religions and indigenous tribes, and their effects are rooted in science. Affirming oneself regularly can reduce stress, improve self-esteem and break a negative thought pattern. Feel free to take an affirmation card with you or choose one, take a picture of it, and leave it for someone else to find.
LEGO Bonsai Trees
Bonsai trees symbolize harmony and balance, while legos allow for imagination, creativity, concentration, and stress relief. Feel free to work on the LEGO® bonsai trees and leave them out for others to work on.