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Stress Less!

College students consistently indicate that stress is the #1 impediment to academic performance. 

Many UMass Dartmouth departments offer programming and services to help students manage, and reduce, their stress.

We've collected information about these on-campus programs and services, along with some helpful online resources, and posted them here.

We will update this webpage frequently. If you know of a program, service, or website that should be added to this webpage, please let us know!

Stress Management Programs: Fall 2014

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Stress Management and Relaxation Training (SMART)
Happiness Workshop
Chair Massage
Yoga
Fitness
Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind-Body Medicine & Related Topics
Academic Help and Support

Stress Management and Relaxation Training (SMART)

SMART

Learn and practice a variety of stress reduction techniques: yoga, stretching, breathing, meditation, biofeedback,
sleep hygeine, and others.

Fridays
11 AM-12 PM
Meditation Room, 2nd floor Campus Center

Free!

Facilitators: Sarah Conklin, Psy.D.

Drop in sessions; open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Sessions begin Friday, September 19.

Contact:
Sarah Conklin, Psy.D.
sconklin@umassd.edu
508-999-8650

Happiness Workshop

Happiness

Learn how to be happier in this three-week workshop! Topics include gratitude, empathy, apologies and forgiveness, and character strengths. 

Tuesdays
4-5 p.m.
Auditorium Room 202

Free!

Facilitators: Sarah Conklin, Psy.D., Kayla Agar, M.A.

Sessions begin Tuesday, September 16.

Contact:
Sarah Conklin, Psy.D.
sconklin@umassd.edu
508-999-8650

Chair Massage

de-stress Days @ FDUH
  • Monday , September 29th
  • Monday, October 27th
  • Monday, November 24th
  • Wednesday, December 10th

9 AM-12 PM

Frederick Douglass Unity House

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

You are encouraged to sign up in advance at the Unity House to reserve your space.

Contact:
FDUH
Donna Moore
dmoore@umassd.edu
508-999-9222

 

Yoga

Yoga

Wednesdays & Fridays
12-1 PM
Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Yoga Deconstructed
(Beginner Level)

Thursdays
4:30-5:45 PM
Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Kari Mofford
kmofford@umassd.edu
508-999-8865

Intermediate Yoga
(Combines Hatha and
Core Strength Vinyasa)

Tuesdays
4:30-5:45 PM
Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Kari Mofford
kmofford@umassd.edu
508-999-8865

Fitness

 

Physical activity reduces stress. The Fitness Center offeres a variety of fitness classes, which are open and free to the university community.
Check their webpage for the most up-to-date schedule.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind-Body Medicine & Related Topics

 

The Center for Indic Studies frequently hosts seminars and workshops on mindfulness, meditation, mind-body medicine and related subjects.

Contact:
Center for Indic Studies
508-910-6630

Mindfulness Meditation
(Faculty, Staff & Administrators ONLY)

Tuesdays
4:30-5:45 PM
MacLean Campus Center, Reflection Room (Room 223)

Free!

Open to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Aminda O'Hare
508-999-8761

 

Academic Help & Support

Many departments offer academic support to students. Visit the Academic Resource Center website for more information on academic support services.
Support Groups
     

Academic Success Group
(4-week sessions)

Learn a variety of skills that can aid in your academic success, including: time management, study skills, test taking strategies, test anxiety and memory tricks.

  • Pre-registration required. To register, call the Counseling Center at 508-999-8650.
  • You can join a group at any point during its cycle.

Mondays
5-6 PM
Counseling Center, Auditorium Annex, Room 101

Facilitator: Mika MacInnis, Ph.D.

First three-week group cycle starts Monday, September 15.

Free! Open to students only.

OR

Tuesdays
2-3 PM
Counseling Center, Auditorium Annex, Room 101

Facilitators: Kayla Agar, M.A. and Liz Apkin, M.A.

First three-week group cycle starts Tuesday, September 16.

Free! Open to students only.

To register, contact:
Counseling Center
508-999-8650

 

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