Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, we can help.
Do you get headaches? Are you biting your nails, feeling irritable or having a hard time sleeping? Maybe it’s hard for you to concentrate, or you feel anxious. These are all signs that you may be stressed.
Stress is a normal reaction. Many times, you can’t avoid it. But you can often lower your stress levels just by taking better care of your body and mind.
Need someone to talk to? Want to relax? At the Wellness Suite, you can enjoy free tea, massage chairs, meditate, and take advantage of other helpful resources. The Suite is also a Safe Zone for all members of the UB community, with staff available for consultations.
Take advantage of these unique opportunities.
Enjoy classes and workshops throughout the semester.
Want to relax, relieve stress and improve your flexibility? Consider taking one of our free yoga classes, which are open to all students — regardless of your level of experience.
These free yoga classes are designed to be safe, welcoming, fun and relaxing. Universal Design Yoga focuses on the participation of all students, with tolerance for error and an open approach to utilizing various traditions.
These classes are for all students, including international students, veterans and military students, students with disabilities, and students who are stressed out
This program is a collaborative effort between Accessibility Resources, Health Promotion and the School for Public Health and Health Professions.
Meditation programs can help you better manage stress and lead a healthier life.
Meditation can reduce stress, improve sleep, and help focus the mind. Attending a meditation group can reinforce your desire to practice meditation daily and help you to expand your skills. It also can connect you with other students who are interested in mindfulness practices. All experience levels are welcome. This group is offered weekly. Come early if you are new to meditation or want one-on-one assistance with your practice. Drop-in when you can.
Students who practice mindfulness and meditation are less-stressed, sleep better, and have more self-compassion. During our 4-session course students learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and different techniques, such as belly breathing, body scan, guided imagery and labeling thoughts, to practice mindfulness every day. During class check-in time, students also get support regarding their personal meditation practice.
The 4-hour silent Mindfulness Retreat each semester provides meditation instruction, yoga and quiet time to breathe before Final Exams.
Choose from the four-session course, a four-hour retreat day program or both.
You must register in advance for the four-session course. You do not have to register in advance for the retreat day.
To register for a four-session course, please complete and submit the registration information; you will need to attend all four classes in order to participate in this course. The course is designed for 12-15 students. You will be emailed to confirm your registration before the first class. If the class is filled, we will inform you when the class is offered again in the future.
Mindfulness Class 1: No pre-requsite required
Mindfulness Class 2: You must successfully complete class 1 to register for class 2
At this time we do not have a limit on the number of participants who can attend a Mindfulness four-hour retreat day. We do not close registration on retreat days.
If you’re a Resident Advisor, part of a student organization or other member of the UB community, you can request a facilitated workshop, pick up a do-it-yourself workshop or host your own customized event.
Talking to someone else about your stress can often help you feel better. Whether you’re texting with a friend or family member, talking with your Resident Advisor (RA) or Community Advisor (CA), or meeting confidentially with an on-campus professional, there’s always someone who will listen.
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Short-term on campus mental health support
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202 Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-5800
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