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 host programming everyday at 2 p.m. Our programming is structured around a variety of topics focusing on mental health, generating positivity, 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 Workshops and Programs for Fall 2019:
Join students for a weekly LGBTQ+ Support Group co-facilitated by a counseling center staff member and graduate assistant at the Rainbow Resource Center. Every Thursday from 3 pm – 4 pm. This group is private, not confidential.
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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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!