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Wellness and Relaxation Resources

Using These Resources

Welcome to the Gould Library Wellness Guide! This guide is a collection of free online tools to decrease stress, increase mindfulness, and help build joy, movement, and relaxation into our busy lives. It is designed to steer you towards some resources, services and tips that may help to keep you productive, happy, and healthy during your time at Carleton and beyond. Take care of yourself, and please remember that it is always okay to ask for help.

Getting Help

This guide presents a selection of basic online resources intended to increase your sense of wellbeing and contentment. If you are experiencing an emergency, or have needs related to your physical or mental health, reach out to get professional help:

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) - medical and counseling services

Urgent Counseling Services - access the on-call counselor by calling 855-705-2479 

Security Services - 24/7 contact at 507-222-4444

Dimensions of Wellness

We invite you to think of wellness as meaning being healthy in many dimensions of our lives. That includes the emotional, occupational, intellectual, environmental, financial, social, physical, and spiritual parts. These dimensions are interconnected, one dimension building on another. While all dimensions of wellness need your attention for you to truly flourish, there doesn’t have to be a perfect balance among all dimensions. Instead, the goal is to find what works best for you.  

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To learn more about the eight dimensions of wellness, visit Creating a Healthier Life: A Step by Step Guide to Wellness.