Spiritual Well-being

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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.

Ways to engage your spiritual well-being during the virtual learning period:

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Mindfulness

Mindful GW desires to promote mindfulness practice and education throughout the George Washington University campus and the broader DC community. The goal of this club is to foster a welcoming, supportive community of students with the common intention of learning and practicing mindfulness.

 

Religious/Faith-based Community

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.

Escape To These 13 Hidden Oases Around Washington DC To Find Peace And Quiet

When you want to get away from it all and relax into nature, take a trip to these 13 hidden oases around Washington DC.

 

Mindfulness Centers in the Community

Visit these mindfulness centers in DC that offer a variety of mindulness and spiritual practices.

30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection & Self-Discovery

It is important to maintain a dialogue with ourselves. It’s part of building a healthy relationship, or rather a friendship, with yourself. Explore these 30 prompts to get to know yourself better.

 

Buddhify App

Buddhify focuses on mobile or on-the-go meditation, which you can do wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

 

Headspace App

Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace can teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

 

How Bad Do You Want It? | Eric Thomas Motivational Speech

Eric Thomas (aka ET The Hip Hop Preacher) shares The Secrets to Success in a passionate and energetic speech to students at Michigan State University (MSU). Central to ET’s message is the now famous (and powerful) “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful!” antidote.

 

I Am app

Receive simple, yet powerful affirmations throughout your day to feel empowered, affirm your goals, and remind yourself of your capabilities.

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Free Course)

This online MBSR 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.

 

Mindfulness Resources

Check out MindfulGW’s resource library consisting of books, podcasts, documentaries, and other self-help resources.

 

The Power of Vulnerability - Brene Brown

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

 

Under 10-minute Yoga Practices

There's something for everyone in this series of yoga videos all under 10 minutes, including yoga for runners, yoga for self-care, yoga for focus, and more.

3 Psychs and a Mic: “Self-Care is Protest Part 1: Grounding Meditation with Dr. Shari”

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 5 Senses to stay focused in the present moment to cope with any current forms of anxiety and overwhelming emotions you may be experiencing!

 

3 Psychs and a Mic: “Self-Care is Protest Part 2: Self-Esteem Meditation with Dr. April”

Episode 41 | July 7, 2020

In this episode, Dr. April continues the series with teaching and guiding you through a Self-Esteem Meditation exercise where you build your self-concept through venturing within!

 

3 Psychs and a Mic: “Self-Care is Protest Part 3: Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Dr. Erica” 

Episode 42 | July 14, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Erica continues the series with teaching and guiding you through a Progressive Muscle Relaxation exercise where you will learn how to intentionally relax your body when feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

 

Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson: "Growing Compassion & Mindfulness"

Season 3, Episode 79 | January 27, 2020

Explore how we can become happier, build inner strength, and get the most out of life.

 

Daily Breath with Deepak Chopra: "The Secrets of the Self: Misusing Time"

April 21, 2020

Join for a few short minutes each day to explore impactful ideas and themes that directly relate to all of our lives.

 

Mindful in Minutes

This award-winning anxiety relief podcast has tips, tools, and practices to help you manage anxiety.