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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)
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
Counseling Center Group Room, Auditorium Annex, Room 208. (Located above the Counseling Center.)

Free!

Facilitators: Sarah Conklin, Psy.D.

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

Sessions begin Friday, September 11.

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

Chair Massage

de-stress Days @ FDUH Dates & Times TBA

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.

Day and Time TBA
Counseling Center, Auditorium Annex, Room 101

Facilitators: TBA

First four-week group cycle starts TBA

Free! Open to students only.

OR

Day and Time TBA
Counseling Center, Auditorium Annex, Room 101

Facilitator: TBA

First four-week group cycle starts TBA.

Free! Open to students only.

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

 

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