Stress Less Week 2016

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The Student Counseling Service and the Suicide Prevention Team are proud to sponsor the 2nd annual Stress Less Week! Our goal is to help students, staff, and faculty learn ways to manage stress, improve self-care, and assist those who are coping with mental health difficulties.  Stress Less Week will be held from April 11-15, 2016 and includes the activities listed below.

Tuesday, April 12:

Mindfulness Session 
Provided by the Mindfulness and Contemplative Inquiry Center, Katie Egart
10:30 - 11:00 am
128 McGuffey

Wednesday, April 13:

Stress Less Day
4:00 - 6:30 pm
Armstrong Pavilion C         

  • Dog therapy
  • Miniature Horse Therapy (Armstrong Outdoor Patio)
  • Insomnia cookies (while supplies last!)
  • Free massages
  • Candy
  • Messages of Hope table - write supportive messages to friends coping with mental health issues
  • Coloring books
  • “The Art of Chinese Tea”- hosted by the Confucius Institute. Demonstration using traditional chinaware, free samples of hot tea, and teaching how to drink tea mindfully.
  • Gratitude table - write letters of gratitude to those you care about and watch a gratitude video
  • Free prizes and coupons
  • Stress management resources

…and MORE!

Silent Disco
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Armstrong Pavilion B

Project You (student organization) is sponsoring a “Silent Disco” to encourage students to come learn more about mental health issues and how we can work to de-stigmatize them… and then stay to dance! A DJ will provide you with headphones and a choice of song playlists to choose. Come dance the evening away to the “beat of your own drum” as you listen your own playlist. Dancing is a great way to build confidence and have fun with friends!

Thursday, April 14

Kung Fu Workshop
12:10 - 12:55 pm
Phillips 115

Friday, April 15:

Stress Less Yoga with Anne Minter
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Health Services Center, Room 166 (Enter through Student Counseling Service) 
Free! Yoga mats available for use while supplies last. All fitness levels welcome.

All Week:

  • Free fitness classes at the Rec Center!
  • Stress Less workshops in the residence halls!
  • Movies highlighting mental health issues - tune in to the Residence Hall Association Movie Channel

Partnership Thank You:

We would like to thank the following campus and community partners for assisting in Stress Less Week:

  • Active Minds
  • Anne Minter, Yoga Instructor
  • Confucius Institute
  • Department of Psychology
  • HAWKS Peer Educators
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Kroger
  • NAMI- MU Chapter (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
  • Mindfulness and Contemplative Inquiry Center at MU
  • MU Dining Services
  • MU Employee Benefits & Wellness
  • Miami Recreation
  • Hamilton Dog Training Club
  • Office of Community Engagement and Service
  • Office of Residence Life
  • Office of Student Wellness
  • Oxford Asian Food Mart
  • Oxford Health & Wellness Center
  • Project You
  • Seven Oaks Farm- Miniature Therapy Horses
  • Student Counseling Service
  • Suicide Prevention Team
  • Wal-Mart
  • Yoga and Meditation Student Club
  • Carillon Catering

Dog and Pony Show 2016

Stress Less Week 2016 Events