Spiritual Wellbeing

Spiritual Wellbeing
 

Spiritual wellbeing 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 Wellbeing 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

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.

Meditation Center of DC

Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax 

Shambhala Meditation Community of DC

Washington Mindfulness Community

Center for Mindful Living

Insight Meditation Community of Washington

Self-Help Tools

"I Am" App

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

Learn More: "I Am" App

 

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.

Learn More: Journal Prompts

 

Palouse Mindfulness

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.

Learn More: MSBR Course

Podcasts

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.

Listen to On Being

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.

Listen to Being Well

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. 

Listen to Mindful in Minutes