Welcome to the Mind Spa!
This is the entrance to the Mind Spa where students often come to hang out, talk with our staff, participate in our daily programming, and just get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of campus!
Our Sanctuary Room!
Students can come in here alone, or with a friend, and enjoy the Sun Lamp therapy, massage chairs, essential oil diffuser, and biofeedback machine!
Our Common Room
Comfortable couches for our programming, students to sit and do homework, or to talk with our staff members!
One of the most common struggles our students face is how to manage the stress and anxiety that comes from trying to balance the various demands of a college student; from classes and work, to navigating family and romantic relationships. While counseling can be very helpful for these concerns, we recognize that most students would benefit from learning a few new ways of managing their stress on their own.
Stop by The Mind Spa, which is in our Outreach, Education & Prevention Office to learn more! Located at 120 Memorial Union, 1st floor by the ATM. We are open during the Fall & Spring semesters Mondays through Fridays from 12 pm to 4:00 pm.
While you can just stop by and hang out in the general space of the Mind Spa, we also host programming throughout the week. Our programming is structured around a variety of topics focusing on mental health, generating positivity, empathy, assessing life balance, learning about one’s self, improving social and emotional intelligence and reducing stress.
Our staff can teach you a few simple ways of relaxing and coping with stress using biofeedback, creative and engaging activities, meditation/mindfulness, and sun lamp / light therapy, among many other things.
Upcoming Programs and Events for Spring 2020
Join our workshop focused on helping students manage stress and anxiety, w students have found this workshop valuable and we still have room! Cultivating Calm
NEW! Supportive Workshops for Graduate Students, the last Tuesday of each month
NEW! Wellness Wednesdays- Collaboration between the Mind Spa and Student Wellness Wellness Wednesday
Workshop Wednesdays- Nine weeks of wellness workshops hosted by our Counseling Center staff focused on cultivating calm, mindfulness, self-compassion, resiliency and other important life skills. Counseling Center Workshops_ Spring 2020
Thursdays- Feeling Grounded with Jenna in the Mind Spa
Fridays- Dealing with Difficult People Workshop , a bi-weekly series and social justice related programming on alternate weeks. Both programs are led by our fantastic MSW intern, Souban. (Stay tuned for schedule)
Join students for a weekly LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group co-facilitated by a counseling center staff member and graduate assistant at the Rainbow Resource Center. Every Monday from 3 pm – 4 pm. This group is private, not confidential.
February 10th- Suicide Prevention event. Join us for our 2nd Annual Fresh Check Day in the Memorial Union.
February 20th- Annual Mental Health Monologues hosted by Active Minds located in the Lown Room in the Memorial Union.
3rd Annual Tunnel of Oppression April 2, 2020 (Stay tuned for details)
For general questions about the Mind Spa and/or programs and events, please contact one of the Coordinator directly Jessica Browne.
Do you want to schedule a time for us to bring our Mobile Mind Spa to your on-campus location? Contact our Graduate Assistant Kayla Goodwin.
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