Emotional Wellness is our 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.
Dr. Benoit Dubé discusses the importance of creating a culture of wellness, decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness, and making it easier for people to ask for help, as well as his vision for long-term change.
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.
Dr. Justin McDaniel is best known to Penn students as the “monk class” professor. Interested in Buddhism since adolescence, he immersed himself in Buddhist culture and became a monk while volunteering in Thailand and Laos. Come hear about his challenging but liberating monastic experiences and how they shaped his current life and academic journey that brought him to Penn.