Emotional Wellness

Guided Imagery: A Low-Cost, Non-Prescription Sleep Aid

Difficulty sleeping? Guided imagery might be something to try.

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

What To Do with a Low Mood

Low moods happen. What can we do about them?

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

"Easy, Little Bird"

Discover the healing nature of self compassion

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

What Matters Most at the Holidays?

Breaking your rules about how things “have to be done” for the holidays is the best gift you can give yourself and the people you love.

Stress Reduction

Got Big Stress?

Learn how to help yourself turn off your stress response

Emotional Wellness @ Work

Taking Care of You, While Taking Care of Business

Tips for supporting your emotional well-being during stressful times

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 1: Introduction

Episode 1 starts you on the journey of increasing your psychological flexibility.

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 2: Waking Up the Witness

Episode 2 is focused on "waking up the witness" and increasing your ability to be aware of what you are creating with your psychological gifts and determining if what you are currently creating is lined up with your core values

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ACT Episode 3: Learning to Defuse Your Thinking

This episode explains how we get “fused” with our thinking and how dangerous it can be to take our thinking seriously. Learning how to “defuse” or unhook from your own thinking is an important part of developing your psychological flexibility.

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 4: Defusion Strategies

This video offers specific diffusion strategies for you to experiment with. Find the ones that are right for you….

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 5: Connection

This episode introduces the skill of “Connection” which is an informal mindfulness practice. Shifting our attention to the here and now allows us to release our attachment to our current thought, making space for a brand new ones to come through.

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ACT Episode 6: Expansion and Acceptance

This episode illustrates that a life well lived is one that involves the full range of human emotions. Knowing how to experience and navigate big emotions is a key component of emotional resilience and psychological flexibility.

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and retirees

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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