Spiritual well-being is the ability to seek harmony and balance by openly exploring individual purpose, meaning, and connection, and to find ways to be compassionate in the world around you.
Spiritual Well-being Resources
- GW Resources
Career Exploration Coaching
Schedule an appointment with a Career Exploration Coach and identify your interests, skills and values as they relate to choosing an academic major and exploring career options.
GW Hillel's mission is to provide the Jewish students of GW the tools they need to lead meaningful, vibrant Jewish lives.
Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) Courses
The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences offers a range of sports and activity classes that give GW students a chance to learn a new activity or to improve their skill level while having a memorable experience with classmates. Offerings include Meditation, yoga, and more.
Religious Life at GW
The religious and faith community at the George Washington University (GW) is a diverse group of students, faculty and staff, who represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences unified under the goal of religious celebration and interfaith sharing. With 22 student organizations promoting the values, beliefs and traditions of numerous religious and faith traditions, Religious Life programs include worship services, community building, study of sacred texts, as well as signature interfaith events, including the Interfaith Dinner and the Interfaith Baccalaureate.
- Beyond GW
Hidden Oases Around DC
When you want to get away from it all and relax into nature, take a trip to these thirteen hidden oases around Washington DC.
Mindfulness Centers in the Community
Visit these mindfulness centers in DC that offer a variety of mindfulness and spiritual practices.
Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax
Shambhala Meditation Community of DC
Washington Mindfulness Community
"I Am" App
Receive simple, yet powerful affirmations throughout your day to feel empowered, affirm your goals, and remind yourself of your capabilities.
Journaling for Self-Discovery
Writing down your thoughts can foster optimism, encourage gratitude, and ease anxiety. Explore these 64 journal prompts about work and career, relationships, self-reflection, and more to learn about yourself.
This online Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MSBR) training course is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Consider the following podcasts to further explore spiritual well-being topics that interest you!
- On Being with Krista Tippett
Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.
- Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson
Dr. Shauna Shapiro, clinical psychologist, author and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion, joins Dr. Rick Hanson to discuss how we can grow and include compassion alongside mindfulness.
- Mindful in Minutes
Short, weekly guided meditations to help you stress less and live more. Each week join Kelly Smith, founder of Yoga For You, for simple and grounded guided meditations that are 20 minutes or less and cover an array of topics that will help you with real life like anxiety, insomnia, self-esteem and manifestation.
Episode 40 | June 30, 2020
Dr. Shari kicks off the series with teaching and guiding you through a Grounding Meditation exercise where you use your five senses to stay focused in the present moment to cope with any current forms of anxiety and overwhelming emotions you may be experiencing!