Student Wellbeing

Engage with Your Personal Wellbeing

At the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, we understand that well-being encompasses various aspects of your life. The Student Wellness program focuses on the Six Dimensions of Wellness, a comprehensive framework that addresses the interconnectedness of different areas of your wellbeing.

Through this website, you will find resources, services, and initiatives designed to support your wellbeing across these dimensions:

  1. Physical Wellness: Discover resources that promote healthy habits, physical activity, nutrition, and preventive care. Learn about the importance of regular sleep, exercise, balanced nutrition, and maintaining good physical health to support your overall well-being.
  2. Emotional Wellness: Explore resources that help you understand and manage your emotions effectively. Learn coping strategies, stress management techniques, and self-care practices that enhance your emotional well-being and resilience.
  3. Intellectual Wellness: Engage in activities and resources that stimulate your mind, promote curiosity, and foster a love for lifelong learning. Enhance your critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills to support your academic and personal growth.
  4. Social Wellness: Connect with resources and programs that nurture positive relationships, foster a sense of belonging, and encourage community engagement. Explore opportunities for social connection, collaboration, and cultural exchange to enhance your social well-being.
  5. Occupational Wellness: Discover resources that align with your academic and career goals, providing guidance and support for building a fulfilling professional life. Explore programs to strengthen your professional communication skills to maintain boundaries and delegate efficiently.
  6. Spiritual Wellness: Explore resources that encourage self-reflection, purpose-seeking, and the exploration of personal values and beliefs. Engage in practices that support spiritual growth, mindfulness, and a sense of connection to something greater than yourself.

In this section, we have a variety of resources, events, workshops, and counseling services tailored to each dimension of wellness. We are here to empower you with the knowledge, tools, and support systems necessary to thrive in all aspects of your life and achieve a balanced sense of wellbeing.


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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 22 @ 12:00 PM

Happiness Reconnect: Guided Meditation & Breathwork
  These 20-minute sessions start with 3-5 minutes of desk yoga and stretching then transition into guided meditation and breathwork. Tuesdays  & Fridays, Sep 5 - Nov 21, 12 – 12:20 p.m. 20-minute sessions via Zoom | Register here Led by Pooja Shrivastava, Ph.D. All OU faculty, staff, and students...

Monday, September 25 @ 12:00 PM

Prescribing Self-Compassion
Do you find yourself being self-critical or negatively comparing yourself to others? This workshop series will help you improve your self-talk and learn to respond to your daily struggles with kindness and compassion, rather than criticism. We will discuss what self-compassion is, learn various self-compassion exercises, and attempt to...

Tuesday, September 26 @ 11:00 AM

Paint & Plant
Unplug and enjoy a little creativity. Pots, paints, and plants provided. Supplies limited.    Provided by LiveWell OU. See more   Student Wellness programming on our website.