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Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 2 - Joining a New Tribe

As teens begin to loosen their ties to their family, they begin the sometimes stressful process of figuring out who their people are.

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ACT Episode 7: Expansion Strategies

This video offers specific skills and strategies to help you navigate powerful emotions.

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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.

Emotional Wellness

How Was Your Day?

7 Tips for a supportive end-of-day conversation.

Cookbook Reviews

Wild Caught and Close to Home: Selecting and Preparing Great Lakes Whitefish

While we Michiganders can’t claim whitefish as ours alone, it is a Great Lakes product. Wild Caught and Close to Home is loaded with ideas for making whitefish, or any fish, even more special.

Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 1 - Parting with Childhood

One of the primary functions of adolescence is to begin to move away from childhood and into a more adult-oriented way of approaching the world around them. This can be hard on parents, who are used to having more direct influence on our children.

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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.

Drugs

Casual or Problematic Use?

How do you know where the line is between casual and problematic marijuana use?

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ACT Episode 4: Defusion Strategies

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

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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.

Emotional Wellness

Meditation that Fits You

Guided Meditation, there is an app for that!

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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, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

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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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