This section contains a collection of articles about stress reduction, mental fitness, emotional wellness, and healthy relationships across human differences.  Here is where you will also find the "Relax. Reflect. Resolve." blog. 

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.

Emotional Wellness

Meditation that Fits You

Guided Meditation, there is an app for that!

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

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 1: Introduction

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

Emotional Wellness

Fostering Empathy in Children

Some thoughts on how to encourage the development of empathy in the children around you

Emotional Wellness @ Work

Taking Care of You, While Taking Care of Business

Tips for supporting your emotional well-being during stressful times

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

Conserving your Emotional Currency

Being mindful of how you spend your emotional energy can help you protect your physical and emotional health.

Stress Reduction

Got Big Stress?

Learn how to help yourself turn off your stress response

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.

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

"Easy, Little Bird"

Discover the healing nature of self compassion

Stress Reduction

Using Music to Help Us Relax

What kind of music helps you to relax? We really want to know!

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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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