The room has been refreshed and expanded to provide additional reflection space for
the College’s students and staff.
The sound of waves gently lapping, comfortable seating, muted colors, dimmed lighting,
positive signage, journals waiting to be filled with individual’s thoughts, stress-reducing
coloring books with colored pencils, textured pillows, yoga mats and books representing
a variety of beliefs invite those entering the freshly designed, expanded and relocated
Meditation Room to unplug, relax and recharge.
Zsa Zsa Whyce (DO ’21), who helped to spearhead the redesigned space, said, “School
is stressful enough. The Meditation Room has been a blessing and now it’s even more
comfortable, homey and peaceful.“
For those who missed today’s open house, the Meditation Room will be open tomorrow
and similar activities are planned to ensure that all on campus are familiar with
the refreshed space. Visitors were invited to make their own essential oil bracelets,
were offered healthy snacks and water and were provided with “rest masks.”
Upon entering the device-free Meditation Room, visitors are greeted with uplifting
messages of affirmation and may use a partitioned-off area for private reflection
or peruse books like “The Power of Kindness,” The Meditation Sourcebook,” “Fruits
of the Spirit” and “The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.”
Aisha DeBerry, director of diversity and community partnerships, said, “I truly think
the open house today was well received. I feel that the room will be greatly utilized
by everyone on campus.
According to Personal Support Counselor Leanne Henry-Miller, the open house provided
a time to hear of additional needs. “As best as we can, we will make sure we are mindful
of everyone’s needs for the space.”
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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