Be Well Resources

There are many spaces, programmatic initiatives, and services which provide opportunities for students to engage in well being throughout the year. You can find information about upcoming and regular events in the Be-Well section of the weekly Dean’s Corner email.

The list below represents a selection of the many resources available to you — both on and off campus.

On-Campus Resources and Events

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Drop-in Talkin'

Easy access to informal, confidential, and free consultations with clinicians (counselors) from the MHC Counseling Service. There is no appointment necessary. See the FAQ page for more details.

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Religious & Spiritual Events

Several weekly Be Well events are held through the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, including Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga. See the events page for more details.

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Peer Health Educators

A peer education group dedicated to providing accurate health information, fostering open and safe environments, debunking assumptions, and reaching out to the MHC community. Learn more about the Peer Health Educators.

Quiet Contemplative Spaces on Campus

Wa-shin-an, a traditional Japanese meditation garden and teahouse, built in 1984

Japanese Teahouse & Meditation Garden

Wa-shin-an — which translates literally as "Peace-Mind House" — is on the top floor of Eliot House.

Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Open to students of all faith backgrounds (and no faith as well) for reflection, journal writing, meditation, and walking the sacred labyrinth.
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Abbey Chapel

When not in use, please feel free to sit, pray, meditate or rest for a while.
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MoAsis

Two tranquil spaces where students can unplug, take a breath, and make time for a peace and stillness in their busy days.

Eliot House

Eliot House is a hub of activity of our religiously pluralistic student body and serves as office space for the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
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Talcott Greenhouse

Home of the Botanic Garden's collection of non-hardy plants, the greenhouse is a peaceful space that is open to visitors.

Dedicated Prayer Rooms

  • Hindu Prayer Room
  • Muslim Prayer Room

Online Apps

Deep Breathing/Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Mindfulness Meditation

  • Stop, Breathe & Think - For iOS, Android, and Web. A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
  • Mindfulness Meditation for iPhone - Mindfulness-based technique for stress reduction has scientifically proven health benefits. Guided mindfulness meditations were written and narrated by Stephan Bodian, author of the Meditation For Dummies®.
  • The Mindfulness Summit - The Mindfulness Summit is a not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream. We’re making high quality mindfulness training accessible to everyone and supporting mindfulness based charities at the same time.