Included in this section are on-campus and online stress management outlets, alcohol and substance use resources, sleep information, and grief and loss support. If you or a family member are going through challenging times in any of these areas, free resources are available to you.
EAP provides counseling, consultation, and educational services designed to enhance the health, performance, and well-being of individuals and their families. This confidential service is provided by licensed counselors at no cost to University of Iowa employees or family members. For assistance email EAP or call 319-335-2085.
EAP can assist you with health and well-being related issues including:
- Grief and loss
- Financial counseling
- Drinking and substance misuse/abuse
- Sleep and sleep concerns
liveWELL offers a one-on-one Health Coach Service free for faculty and staff. Health coaching may focus on stress-related goals and activities to help you relax. Referrals to the Employee Assistance Program and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are provided as appropriate, along with other referral options to suit your needs. Health coaches are available in person or via phone. For assistance email liveWELL or call 319-353-2973.
liveWELL offers a variety of classes for faculty and staff, including stress management.
Find video resources from liveWELL and its wellness partners.
Resources available to students, faculty, and staff.
Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, you can live a full life with greater balance and ease, even amidst the busyness of daily living or the challenges presented by physical or mental health limitations.
WRAC provides counseling services and support groups to university students, faculty, staff, and the Iowa City community. For assistance call 319-335-1486.
University of Iowa Health Care provides outpatient treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse. Trained staff work through both individual and group counseling sessions. In addition, OWI evaluations are provided. For assistance call 319-384-8765.
Find what works best for you in dealing with the stress in your life. https://psychcentral.com/lib/20-tips-to-tame-your-stress#1
it's important to have effective stress relievers that can calm your mind and your body: https://www.verywellmind.com/tips-to-reduce-stress-3145195
Center your mind with a daily gratitude practice: https://positivepsychology.com/gratitude-journal/
“Practicing a regular, mindful breathing exercise can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.”
Andrew Weil, M.D.https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/stress-anxiety/breathing-three-exercises/