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Mental Health Promotion

Mental Health Promotion (MHP) supports a holistic and collaborative prevention program designed to address emotional well-being. MHP is a cooperative effort between Wellness & Prevention Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Meditation Voicemail

Call Babson’s guided meditation voicemail at 781-239-REST next time you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or having trouble falling asleep. It will take you through a meditation of your choice to help you feel grounded, calm, or prepared for what’s next.

Self-soothe with Babson's Guided Meditation Voicemail

 

The 10 Minute Mind®  

Babson College is partnering with The 10 Minute Mind® to help you take care of your mental health during this unprecedented time.

Life can be stressful, especially at the moment. Keeping mentally well is vital at this time. It can be hard to keep up with the demands of life. With The 10 Minute Mind® program you can learn to manage your stress and relax in only 10 short minutes a day.

During this program you will have a brand new short guided mindfulness track every morning. All you need to do is take 10 minutes to sit somewhere quiet, put your headphones on and listen. It’s that easy!

The results are profound and far-reaching. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase focus and overall feelings of happiness and wellbeing.

Email wellness@babson.edu to receive the link for the 10 Minute Mind daily guided mindfulness practice.

Finding it hard to sleep at Babson? Drop by Reynolds 137 or the Wellness Center for a sleep kit complete with an eye mask, ear plugs, and tea! Consultations with a staff member are also available to discuss how to improve your sleep hygiene.

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Stress is a normal response to the demands and pressures we experience in life. Some stress can be helpful and motivate us to meet deadlines and perform, but too much stress carried for too long, however, can be harmful and impact our ability to function.

Grit & Resiliency: This six-week training, developed at Cornell University, prepares students to meet life’s challenges and overcome hardship while at Babson and throughout their lives. The interactive course assists students in discovering their mission and purpose, strengthening social connectedness, developing self-awareness, and cultivating attention and focus. Sessions typically start the second month of each semester and undergraduates will be notified of how to apply.

Relaxation tools such as coloring books, fidget sticks, and silly putty are available in the Wellness Center. Stop by during office hours to pick one up.

Take a free, confidential, and anonymous online mental health screening. The screening tool provides feedback, information, and resources related to a range of concerns, including anxiety and depression to substance use, eating concerns, and trauma. Learn more about Counseling and Psychological Services offered at Babson.

Wellness & Prevention Services strives to take an innovative look at the power authentic relationships and thriving communities have related to student health and well-being. From a prevention perspective, we know that increasing sense of community, belonging, and inclusion leads to a healthier, safer campus environment. Because of this, Wellness & Prevention Services has invested in prioritizing and strengthening social connectedness within our portfolio.

Click the image below to register.

Citations: Social Connection While Social Distancing Course

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Abrams, G.B, & Wachtel, J. (2020, March). During the COVID-19 crisis, restorative practices can help. IIRP News. Retrieved from: https://www.iirp.edu/news/during-the-covid-19-crisis-restorative-practices-can-help

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Center for Community Health and Development. (2017). Chapter 17, Section 5: Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Development. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/analyze/analyze-community-problems-andsolutions/social-determinants-of-health/main.

Chavis, D.M., Lee, K.S., & Acosta J.D. (2008). The Sense of Community (SCI) Revised: The Reliability and Validity of the SCI-2. Paper presented at the 2nd International Community Psychology Conference, Lisboa, Portugal.

Chavis, D. M. & Lee, K. (2015). What is community anyway? Stanford Social Innovation Review. Retrieved from https://ssir.org/articles/entry/what_is_community_anyway

Glanz, K., Rimer, B., and Viswanath, K. (Eds.) (2015). Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice, 5th edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers.

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IIRP Graduate School. (n.d.). What is restorative practices? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.iirp.edu/restorative-practices/what-is-restorative-practices

Kim, W. C., & Mauborgne, R. (2003, January). Fair process: Managing in the knowledge economy. Harvard Business Review, 81(1), 127-136.

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. (2019, February 17). Loneliness. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Xv_g3g-mA

Lieberman, M. (2013). Social: Why our brains are wired to connect. Crown Publishing Group.

McMillan, D.W., & Chavis, D.M. (1986). Sense of community: A definition and theory. Journal of Community Psychology, 14(1), 6-23.

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O Magazine [Online]. (2013, May 15). The Wholehearted Life: Oprah Talks to Brene Brown. Retrieved from http://www.oprah.com/spirit/brene-brown-interviewed-by-oprah-daring-greatly/all#ixzz6LU21Bb1N

Porter. J. (2017, March 21). Why you should make time for self-reflection (even if you hate doing it). Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-you-should-make-time-for-self-reflection-even-if-you-hate-doing-it

TEDxHouston. (2010, June). The power of vulnerability [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en.

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Umberson, D., & Montez, J. K. (2010). Social relationships and health: a flashpoint for health policy. Journal of health and social behavior, 51, S54–S66. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146510383501

Wachtel, T. (2016). Defining restorative [Booklet]. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute for Restorative Practices.

 

 

Explore these online screenings. Contact Wellness & Prevention Services or Counseling & Psychological Services if you’d like to discuss your results with a provider.