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Give Yourself the Benefit of a Mid-Afternoon Reset

Thinking of your break as a reset may help you take more of them and likely increase your work-effectiveness.

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

“There’s Always a Moped”

Use what can be easily found in your environment to help you relax.

Gardening

Gardening: Digging in the Dirt to Harvest Stress Relief

Gardening is an activity in which people grow, cultivate, and take care of plants. Turns out, people take care of themselves in the garden too.

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Emotional Wellness

Avoid the Avoidance Cycle

How to recognize the powerful pull of avoidance so that you can find ways around it.

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 8: Value Guided Living

This video concludes the ACT series with a focus on clarifying your values so you are able to direct your time and energy towards value guided living.

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Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 3 - Harnessing Emotions

How to weather the emotional storms of your teenager... without losing your cool!

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 7: Expansion Strategies

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

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

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.

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.

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 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 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

Emotional Wellness @ Work

Taking Care of You, While Taking Care of Business

Tips for supporting your emotional well-being during stressful times

Stress Reduction

Got Big Stress?

Learn how to help yourself turn off your stress response

Emotional Wellness

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

Difficulty sleeping? Guided imagery might be something to try.

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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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Health e-Guide

Your one stop resource for reliable medical information. Explore Health Topic information for specific health concerns. Interactive Tools uses your responses to questions to help with making medical decisions,  and Learning Centers can provide a more complete understanding of medical concerns.

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