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:

Date Time Location
Friday, May 5 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Smathers Library
Room 100
Monday, May 8 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Davis Cancer Center
Room 4162
Friday, May 12 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Baby Gator Diamond Village Building #22
Room 24
Wednesday, May 17 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Ustler Hall Atrium
Second floor
Monday, May 22 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Frazier Rogers Hall
Room 122
Wednesday, May 24 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Fine Arts Building B
University Gallery

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.