Spring 2023 JMU Wellness & Self-Care Resources


Welcome back! The start of the Spring semester is a great time to identify and build into your routine the things that will help you meet your goals and manage stress throughout the semester. Finding what works best for you can depend on your individual goals, what helps you feel balanced, as well as those things you prioritize and value. As you create your weekly routine, make sure to include time for those healthy activities and relationships that help you recharge. Along with classes and assignments, make sure to build in time for: sleep, physical activity, meals, fun, and time to connect with others.

We hope that this semester you’ll visit the Counseling Center’s self-care spaces, the Oasis and Studio, for some drop-in self-care. The Oasis, open M-F 8:30am-4:30pm, offers free relaxation resources including use of massage chairs. In our Studio space, open M-F 10am-2pm, students can enjoy the benefits of artistic creativity.

There are so many additional resources available to support student wellness at JMU. For academic support take advantage of your professor’s office hours, available tutoring or mentoring opportunities if offered within your major, as well as support available through the Learning Centers. For study skills and time management resources, check out Learning Strategies Instruction.

Did you know that UREC offers free wellness programs, such as Stressed?, More than Measures, and more? Visit UREC’s wellness resource page to learn more and register. While you’re there, check out the upcoming fitness classes and other services available through UREC. Learn more about nutritional, medical, and physical health support available through the JMU Health Center.

Are you looking to connect with other students at JMU? Find out more about the clubs and organizations available through JMU’s Student Activities & Involvement and/or discover what volunteering opportunities are available through the Community Service-Learning. Interested in learning more about upcoming events at JMU visit the JMU Event Calendar where you can search by date and/or event type.

You can visit the Counseling Center’s self-help resource pages for more strategies to take care of yourself. And, if you’re looking for more ideas around ways to decrease stress this semester, and/or free mindfulness and mental wellness resources, check out TimelyCare's online self-help videos. All JMU students have free 24/7 access to TimelyCare. Learn more about TimelyCare, including how to sign-up using your JMU email. The JMU Counseling Center is wishing you a great Spring semester!

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Published: Monday, January 16, 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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