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Human Resources
Fax: 202-885-2558
New Mexico, Room 350

Edwards, Carol M
Senior Director of Human Resource Service Delivery

Human Resources
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8054
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Managing Stress for AhealthyU

Counseling, Mediation, and Relaxation Services @ AU

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Faculty Staff Assistance Program

FSAP provides assessment, short-term counseling, referral to community services, follow-up contact, and other services.  The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is confidential and makes professional personal counseling services available to faculty and staff members and their immediate families.

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Weekly Meditation

Current research shows that meditation benefits both our minds and bodies. Meditation can help us to counter the stresses of life by developing greater calm, concentration, emotional balance and increased joy. Join Dr. Celine-Marie Pascale at this weekly meditation session every Wednesday from 4:30-5:45pm in T-10 Battelle-Tompkins (Rec Room). All levels of experience welcome. No charge.

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Kay Spiritual Life Center

The Kay Spiritual Life Center serves the university community as a center for religious life and spiritual growth.

Office of Campus Life Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers counseling, self-help resources, referrals to private care, workshops, and discussion groups to help you gain the skills and insights you need to overcome adversity and thrive in your life and learning

Conflict Resolution and Mediation Resources

Conflict Resolution Services focus on assisting AU community members with resolving conflict on a wide variety of issues.  They approach conflict as a neutral force that is a normal part of life.  Rather than treating conflict as negative, they work with students, faculty, and staff to assist them in finding positive outcomes to conflict where possible.

Seated Massage

Relieve tension with a 15 or 30 minute seated massage.  Massages relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, help control blood pressure, improve immune function, spark creativity, and make you feel great!

The Mood Project

There is nothing more frustrating than being in an environment where you feel unable to express yourself, where everyone around you feels "Happy" while you alone are "Anxious" or "Scared." The Mood Project is a social initiative dedicated to changing communities and is powered by an app called MoodPik, a sentiment discovery tool that helps people keep "emotional tabs" on friends and family.

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Mind/Body and Group Fitness Classes

Recreational Sports and Fitness Center offers various yoga, pilates, and martial arts classes focused on the mind-body connection. These classes emphasize internal focus and self awareness. Rec Sports also offers a variety of Group Fitness classes that meet many different exercise interests and needs. Individual and season passes are available.


Yoga in the Galleries

Yoga in the Galleries offers a healing and empowering experience in the peaceful surroundings of art. Taught by certified Kripalu yoga instructor Eva Blutinger every Wednesday at 10:00am at the AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center. Class is open to all levels and is $5 for drop-ins or no cost for museum members (memberships start at $50).

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Emergency Preparedness

AU has a detailed emergency preparedness plan that provides notification instructions and operating procedures in the event of an emergency. The readiness plan is reviewed and updated regularly by representatives from a cross-section of university departments.