Emotional wellness is your ability to understand and deal with both positive and negative emotions, learn and grow from experiences, and develop techniques of self-care and stress reduction that work for you.
Penn Reflect is dedicated to providing students with a forum to speak and reflect honestly about student life at Penn. Meeting monthly in the Rooftop Lounge of Harrison College House, it encourages its members to speak their true thoughts and be their true selves, not what they think others want them to say or be.
The Penn Program for Mindfulness teaches participants to change the way that they experience themselves and their world, learn to reconnect with the sources of meaning in their lives, be steady in the most difficult moments, and connect more deeply with what matters most.
Penn's Employee Assistance Program provides eligible faculty and staff and their immediate family members access to free, confidential, around-the-clock counseling and referral services for personal and professional life issues, available by phone, online, and through face-to-face sessions.
Meditation is a way of training ourselves to be mindful. It involves the deliberate giving of attention, without judgment, to whatever is happening in the moment. It can assist in lowering heart rate and blood pressure and reducing anxiety, stress, and depression.
We invite expecting, new, and "experienced" parents to come connect and support each other; open to students, postdocs, and their spouses, partners, and children (please note that children must be supervised at all times.) The group will be co-facilitated with a Counseling and Psychological Services clinician. Lunch is provided!