Emotional well-being is defined as developing skills and strategies to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, attention deficit and addiction. Viewing life with optimism. Feeling grateful and expression appreciation. Feeling validated and encouraged. Resiliency.
The BGSU Counseling Center offers a variety of services to support student success - individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, alcohol and other drug prevention services, student assistance and advocacy, community intervention and psychoeducational workshops.
Faculty and Staff
The IMPACT Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program is a benefit available to BGSU employees and their families offering access to confidential professional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The program is free of charge, courtesy of BGSU. Some highlights of their offerings include 5 free face-to-face counseling sessions (per occurrence), free, unlimited telephonic coaching services with mental health professionals and TESS, a mental health chatbot, that delivers emotional wellness coping strategies.
For more information visit Impact Solutions on the web. Your member login is: BGSU.
Releasing Stress Through Music
The act of drumming can potentially have positive effects on health and may help with stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Listening to drum sounds regularly could have the same effect as drumming itself. Other music such as Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind even when played moderately loud. Sounds of rain, thunder, and nature sounds may also be relaxing particularly when mixed with other music, such as light jazz, classical (the "largo" movement), and easy listening music.
Enjoy the Meditative Drum Circle provided below by the Wellness Connection plus learn more about the power of music from the University of Nevada Counseling Services and specific information about drumming from Project Resiliency: Mind, Body, Drum.