University Health Service
Feeling stressed? We’re here to support you.
If you are struggling with feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or having difficulty balancing it all, we are here to support you. We understand that this is a very unsettled time in the world, and you may be feeling a variety of troubling emotions right now. You are not alone! Although the previous UR Supported curriculum is not able to be delivered virtually, we would like to offer you a variety of resources that could help you during this difficult time.
University Counseling Center
The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers virtual therapy appointments and other resources to help you manage fears and anxiety about COVID-19.
Health Promotion Office – Online Programs:
Zzzzs to As Online Sleep Challenge
The UHS Health Promotion Office offers this online program to help students calm the mind for a better night’s sleep. The 21-day challenge includes informational emails about sleep & diet, relaxation and mindfulness training as well as sleep logs and other helpful tracking tools. Registration is open and you can begin any time. To sign up, visit the registration page.
EAT Mindfully Online Program
Challenge yourself each day to implement a new strategy to help you pay attention to what you eat and how you eat it. That could mean turning off the technology while you enjoy lunch, becoming more aware of when you’re hungry (and when you’re not), or feeling motivated to choose foods that are both satisfying and nourishing. This program is customized to YOU, so that you can make the changes you need to EAT Mindfully. Read more & register…
Mindful University Project:
Mindful Yoga Flow
Taught by the Mindful University Project’s Lucinda Snyder, this virtual class will focus on how to stay mentally and physically strong as we navigate our new way of life. Prior yoga experience is not necessary. Classes are held via Zoom every Sunday from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST through May 3rd. To join: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/184829039
Virtual Meditation: For Students, By Students
Join Jessica Silverstein, class of 2020 and meditation facilitator for the Mindful University Project, for three virtual 20-minute meditation sessions each week. She will hold space on Zoom for: Be Mindful Mondays at 10am, Bed-Time Meditation on Tuesdays at 10pm, and Happy Hour Meditation on Fridays at 5pm. All times are EST. Prior meditation experience is not necessary. Zoom access: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/2919260736
21 Days of Mindful Reflection
Journaling is a great way to work through all the mixed emotions that you may be feeling in these unsettled times. The Mindful University Project will be launching a new Instagram program, the 21 Days of Mindful Reflection beginning on Friday, March 27th. Each morning we’ll post a journaling prompt to help get your creativity going. Find us @URMindfulUniversityProject.
Koru Mindfulness: 4-Week Learn to Meditate Workshop
An introduction to mindfulness and meditation. This class meets weekly over four weeks and includes 75-minutes of instruction from a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher. Students will learn 2-3 new meditation techniques each week and will engage in a short daily practice consisting of meditation, mindful moments, and gratitude. Classes held via Zoom, registration is required.
Online resources, apps, and more:
- Free meditation resources from Mindful.
- UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center – Guide to Well Being During Coronavirus
- Pandemic Care Resources from Tara Brach
- Headspace, a science-backed meditation and mindfulness site.
- 10% Happier with Dan Harris – Sanity Guide
- NICABM video to help you work with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Creating a half-day meditation retreat at home.
- Take a deep breath – free meditation resources from the Calm app.
- DownDog App – free until July 1st. Register for any of their apps with your rochester.edu email address.