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Why is this important?

Stress is experienced by many people on a daily basis. The American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Mental Health describe numerous effects of stress on health, including physical health issues such as cardiovascular disease. While all stress is not bad, chronic stress may affect overall health negatively.  Learning how to manage the stressors that one experiences is important for good health.


Practicing meditation regularly can help reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and improve general wellness leading to greater workplace productivity. Meditation at CWRU is an 8-week class.

Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 PM
January 17 through March 7
Mandel Center Room 108
Registration is Open!

Tools for Building Communication and Connection in the Midst of Stress

Join Heidi Weiker for this contemporary approach to managing stress and strain by taking care of your relationships in new ways. Discover powerful methods to improve response (vs reaction), diplomacy and respect, healthy connection, verbal and non-verbal communication, and more.  Walk away with new tips, tools and methods that you'll use immediately in your work and life. 

Building Communication and Connection
Look for a new class in January of 2018.


Mindfulness is a series of eight interactive workshops designed to teach the practice of mindfulness to improve your ability to focus and‌ positively impact your overall health and well-being.‌

Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
September 19 through November 7

Stress Management & Resilience Training (S.M.A.R.T.)

the word stress with a crushed pencilLearn how to effectively manage stress and improve your overall health and wellbeing with Stress Management and Resilience Training (S.M.A.R.T.), an 8-week interactive workshop series created by the Connor Integrative Medicine Network and University Hospitals.

Learn More About the Program >

Look for a new class in 2018

S.M.A.R.T. 2.0

Stress ManagementA more intensive workshop designed to build upon the experience and skills developed in the S.M.A.R.T. program. This series is perfect for ‌people wo have completed SMART 1.0 at CWRU. Strengthening and adding new tools for stress resilience skills will enhance participants' ability to create positive sustainable behavior change leading to optimal health.

Look for a new class in 2018!


SelfHelpWorks Stress and Resilience Training

ON-LINE Stress Managment

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SelfHelpWorks LivingEasy program is a multi-session class which will change the way you think, feel and react to stressful situations.

Read more: LivingEasy Stress & Resiliency Program

To register, follow the prompts on the SelfHelpWorks page of this website.