Spring resources for self-care designed to help you thrive
Guided relaxation sessions for faculty and staff offered in May
Feel calm and centered by inducing the relaxation response. Guided relaxation is a gentle introduction to stress management through meditation. This practice also helps you become more in tune with your body, which can in turn lead to healthier decisions about eating, sleep and exercise.
The practice is usually done lying down but can be done sitting in a chair. Comfortable clothes and layers for warmth are recommended. Please bring a mat, blanket or towel. Some mats will be available.
Free half-hour sessions will be offered at the following times and locations during the month of May:
|Friday, May 5||12:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Smathers Library
|Monday, May 8||5:30 – 6:00 p.m.||Davis Cancer Center
|Friday, May 12||1:30 – 2:00 p.m.||Baby Gator Diamond Village Building #22
|Wednesday, May 17||12:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Ustler Hall Atrium
|Monday, May 22||12:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Frazier Rogers Hall
|Wednesday, May 24||12:00 – 12:30 p.m.||Fine Arts Building B
30-Day Strive to Thrive resource guide available
Work on your emotional wellness for thirty days with these quick and practical handouts, videos and resources. Learn more about the mind-body connection and the power of laughter; discover how to transform negative thought patterns and build self-confidence; and find inspiration to move more, listen better and get centered.
Access the resource guide
The Science of Happiness online course explores positive psychology
Interested in learning about positive psychology? Explore science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life with this free, self-paced online course from the University of California-Berkeley. Enroll now
Wellness Wednesday recordings online
Sleep Problems: Emotional and Physical Well-being
Dr. Khurshid Khurshid, a physician and UF associate professor, spoke on the relationship between sleep and well-being as well as preventive strategies to improve sleep and protect your health. View his presentation.
Coming to Your Senses: Stress Relief in the Moment
UF Counseling and Wellness Center Assistant Director Gizem Toska, PhD, gave a presentation, Coming to Your Senses: Stress Relief in the Moment. View a recording of her presentation by clicking on the image at left. To view her slides with resources and more information, please click here.