Sunday, October 12, 2014
Students Relieve Stress Through Meditation
Registered nurse and meditation guru Kurt Valle help students cope through academic pressure through meditation.
“Meditation is not just for the spiritual or religious being,” Valle said. “Meditation is about the release of the mind from the physical world and the opening of the heart. This leads to a healthier lifestyle.”
Valle suffered from a stress disorder stemming from a few traumatic incidences during grade school and college. Receiving the opportunity to travel and study abroad, Valle began to explore ways to deal with the difficult times and found a release through yoga and meditation.
“I’ve studied therapy and the art of meditation in India, Nepal, Jamaica, and The Himalayan mountains,” Valle said. “It’s not about living stress free because that is inevitable. It’s about living with less stress.”
Reflecting on the work of philosopher and FSU graduate Dr. Ed Rubenstein and his published works on philosophy of the heart, Valle has devoted the last 10 years to helping residents and students cope with stress.
“I work with a variety of individuals of all ages and I find that University students, especially seniors, express higher levels of stress,” Valle said.
Jim Ball, a writer and former Marquette University student, has been following Valle’s teachings and attending group meditation for years. (MORE)
Source: The Famuan