Explore programs and resources to help manage stress

Ongoing stress left unchecked can lead us to feel less productive, less creative and more disengaged both at work and at home. While we might not be able to completely eliminate stress in our lives, the steps we take to develop healthy habits will positively impact us in the long run.

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a list of resources provided by UF and Calm designed to help you manage the stress in your life.

UF resources: 

Mindfulness resources: From guided meditation videos to mindfulness training, explore the different mindfulness resources available to faculty and staff. 

Impact of stress and burnout on health: Listen to our Wellness Talk featuring licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Merlo Greene as she discusses stress and burnout health outcomes and prevention. 

Meditation and Mindfulness: Explore GatorCare’s live and pre-recorded classes to help you reduce your stress levels. 

Stress Awareness: Read GatorCare’s stress awareness blog to learn about the different types of stress, symptoms of stress, and practical tools and resources for managing stress.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The EAP offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. All UF faculty, staff, graduate assistants, non-student OPS employees, house staff/residents, and postdoc associates as well as their household members are eligible to receive services.

Calm resources: 

To access the following resources, you will need to be logged in to the Calm app, which features pre-recorded audio content designed to help manage stress, anxiety and insomnia. UF faculty and staff may sign up for a free Calm membership by completing this form

Minimizing Stress Calm webinar, April 19 at 1 p.m.: A Calm representative will guide you on ways to utilize the app to minimize stress in your daily life. 

7 Days of Managing Stress: In this 7-part series, guided by Tamara Levitt, you’ll get a toolkit for mastering stress—from Creating Balance to Mind-Body Connection.  

60 Second Reboot: In this 1-minute guided meditation, led by Chibs Okereke, you can quickly re-center yourself and ease any tension or anxiety whenever you need it during the day. 

Upper Body Stress: In this 6-minute Daily Move session, led by Mel Mah, you’ll do a few light stretches for your upper body to release any stress that’s still lingering in you.  

Sphere: The Sphere album is music for relaxation and was created to help embrace the breath and cultivate stillness. Harlan blends his cello playing with analog synths to produce a hybrid of classical and ambient music.  

Pump the Brakes on Stress: A short practice to regain control of the mind and body featuring Jay Shetty, a former monk, best-selling author and purpose coach. 

Overcome Stress and Anxiety: Eleven tools to overcome acute anxiety and chronic stress and build confidence for life featuring clinical psychologist and online educator Dr. Julie Smith.