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Stress Management

Well-U offers a variety of programs and activities to University of Rochester employees to assist in reducing day-to-day stress. You can reference our Well-U Programs and Resources page for more information.

Guided Relaxation

Press pause in the middle of a busy workday to take a mental break. For 20 minutes you will be guided through a mindful body scan meditation exercise full of deep breathing and tension relief. Email Well-U to get access to the guided relaxation.

Stress Reduction Program

Well-U provides no-cost stress-reduction lifestyle management programs to eligible individuals, helping to handle stressful events in ways that result in more balance, stability, and personal satisfaction.

Group program options include:

  • Stress Reduction: Gain practical skills around communication, goal-setting, and meditation, to manage your stress, improve your relationships, find a healthier work-life balance, and refocus your priorities. 5-session program.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Explore the studied practice of living mindfully and find out how meditation can help provide more balance, stability, and satisfaction. May include a day-long silent retreat. 6-8 session program.

Learn more and sign up for a stress reduction group program.

Stress-Free Zones

Well-U provides no-cost stress-free zone materials to departments.

What may be included in your zone (items subject to change based on availability):

  • Coloring materials (pages, bookmarks, colored pencils for sharing)
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Mindfulness jar craft kits
  • Stress balls
  • Sleep masks
  • Mini pansies planters
  • Small totes for individual packaging
  • Group Activity Meliora puzzle

Download the stress-free zone flyer.

Complete a department request form to request one of these programs for your department, and email with questions.

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