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.
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 Drs. Cathy Schaeff and Celine-Marie Pascale at this weekly meditation session every Tuesday from 12:00-12:45pm in Kay Spiritual, Main Chapel. Each session includes a short talk on meditation, a Juniper style meditation practice and a short Q&A about the practice of meditation. All levels of experience welcome.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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).
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.