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How to create healthy learning environments with active design

Provide an opportunity for people to develop an awareness and connection to their surroundings, and ultimately mindful of the moment. Colleges and universities are seeking to help students balance their lives to achieve academic success, specifically coping with stress and sleep deprivation. At California State University, Northridge, the Oasis Wellness Center features a labyrinth that encourages exploration and provides an opportunity to disconnect and reconnect all at the same time. For centuries, these paths have been used for spiritual centering to quiet the mind, steady breathing and a metaphor of a journey focused on reflection and contemplation.

--Building Design & Construction Network

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