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: Spring 2016

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Feel Better Fast: Improving Your Self-Care Skills & Learning to Program Your Brain for Contentment

Chair Massage

Yoga

Wellness Walks

Fitness


Mindfulness, Meditation, Mind-Body Medicine & Related Topics


StressLess Days


Game Nights


Academic Help and Support


Counseling Center Support Groups


New Bedford Wellness Initiative Wellness Classes

Feel Better Fast

Feel Better Fast

Improve your self-care skills and learn to program your brain for contentment.

Thursdays: 10:30-12:30
No appointment necessary. Drop-in.

 

Counseling Center

Free!

Open to students.

Contact:
Chrstine Frizzell, Ed.D.
cfrizzell@umassd.edu
508-999-8650

Chair Massage

de-stress Days @ FDUH
  • Monday, January 25th
  • Monday, February 29th (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 28th
  • Monday, April 25th

10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of February 29th, which is 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Frederick Douglass Unity House

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

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

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

 

Yoga

Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
12-1 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:30-4:30 PM


Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Power Yoga

Mondays
5:30-6:30 PM

Wednesdays
4-5 PM

Fridays
2-3 PM

Fitness Center

Free!

Open to students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Contact:
Fitness Center
508-910-6921

Wellness Walks

 
  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Wednesday, March 9
  • Wednesday, April 13

12 PM
Meet at Campanile

Come join us for a walk around campus! Depending on the weather, we may take an indoor route through campus, point out some sustainable feautres, little known secrets of Paul Rudolph's architecture, and increase your step count for the day (wear your FitBits).

This monthly walk is a great way to connect with new friends, relax and see some parts of the campus you may never have visited otherwise.

Sponsored by LiveWell: Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness and the Office of Campus Sustainability and Residential Initiatives.

Contact:
Jamie Jaquart
jjacquart@umassd.edu
508-999-8880

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)

Wednesdays
12:15-1 PM
MacLean Campus Center, Reflection Room (Room 223)

Free!

Open to faculty, staff, and administrators.

No previous experience with mindfulness meditation is expected. Drop-ins are welcome at any point in the semester. Come join us for a mid-week break to re-energize and re-focus.

Dates: 1/27/16 through 5/11/16

Contact:
Aminda O'Hare
508-999-8761

StressLess Days

 

Get a mini-massage. Play! Coloring, Crafts, & Games. Join us for an afternoon break to relax and unwind.

All dates
1:30-5:30 PM
Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • Wednesday, February 17
  • Wednesday, March 23
  • Thursday, April 28

 

Contact:
Beth-Anne Guthrie
bvieira@umassd.edu
508-910-6965

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

Game Nights

 

Game Nights @ the Library

Take a study break and unwind with some old-fashioned games, cards, Legos, etc.

Second Thursday of each month.
7-10 PM
Claire T. Carney Library Living Room

  • February 11
  • March 10
  • April 14

The Library is also accepting donations for Game Night.
Donation collection will be at the Library Circulation desk. If you have any questions, please contact Kari Mofford, kmofford@umassd.edu.

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

 

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
(3-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. You can join a group at any point during its cycle.

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

Free! Open to students only.

OR

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

Free! Open to students only.

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

 

Counseling Center Support Groups

The Counseling Center offers the support groups listed below. If you are interested in one or more of these groups, please stop in to the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center attempts to offer these groups on dates/times most convienient for group participants. Therefore, you will be asked to share your availability for scheduling purposes.

  • Graduate student and undergraduates over the age of 25
  • Undergraduate Group
  • Spectrum Group (for students with autism)
  • Bereavement Group
  • Survivors of Sexual Assault Group
  • Women's Group
Questions? Contact:
Counseling Center
508-999-8650

 

New Bedford Wellness Initiative Wellness Classes

The New Bedford Wellness Initiative offers free wellness classes every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the New Bedford Boys and Girls Club.

Classes are free to everyone.

No need to sign up, just drop-in for the classes you want to take.

Sundays
11 a.m.-12 p.m. : Aerobics
12 p.m.- 1 p.m.: Nutrition
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.: Yoga or Smoking Cessation
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Mindfulness


Free chair massage every other Sunday.
Free wellness screenings once a month.

For more information:
New Bedford Wellness Initiative

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