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E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
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Iowa City, IA 52242-2010
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Campus Coronavirus Updates

Visit the University of Iowa coronavirus website for the latest information about COVID-19 and the university's response. For help managing the impact of the crisis, find resources on stress, coping, and support.

Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity or significant stress. It is a set of skills that can be developed by intentionally changing thoughts and behaviors.

The American Psychological Association has identified evidence-informed strategies to navigate challenging times:

  • Make connections
  • Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems
  • Accept that change is a part of living
  • Move towards your goals
  • Take decisive actions
  • Seek opportunities for self-discovery
  • Nurture a positive view of yourself
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Maintain a hopeful outlook
  • Take care of yourself

Featured Resilience Videos

In response to the growing uncertainty and heightened stress during this unprecedented time, we have created several new videos to help you navigate. Find additional video resources from liveWELL and its wellness partners.

Top Ten Ways to Build Resilience


Resilience and Self-Care During COVID-19

Mindful Moment

Staying Active

The Resilient Leader

Dealing with Conflict

The Purpose of Purpose


Sprinkles of Self-Care

Emotional Well-Being

Emotional Intelligence

Positive Self-Talk

Personal Sustainability

Emotional Awareness: Honoring Your Emotions

Coping, Problem-Solving and Communication

Adaptability or Responding to Life's Curveballs

Research and Resources

Campus Resources

liveWELL can provide presentations to UI work groups on a variety of topics. If your department or area would like us to present on a topic, please fill out this form. We request at least 6 weeks notice and we require an audience of at least 12 UI employees.