We support students’ physical, mental, social, environmental, spiritual, and academic health and wellness, with a focus on health promotion for individuals and communities.
Self-care—maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle through a series of self-determined steps—has been found to improve productivity as well as physical and emotional health. Many consider self-care essential for the optimal well-being of everyone in their community. There are many benefits to practicing self-care. Bard Health and Wellness offers individual and group sessions that can help you to evaluate your self-care and make an action-based plan to achieve your academic and personal goals.
Stress, both personal and academic, is one of the biggest challenges for students. To help students manage stress, Health and Wellness offers individual sessions and group workshops in mindfulness, meditation, and guided journaling. For more information about managing stress in college please call us, or click on the link below for additional resources.
Peer Health Educators Retreat at Blithewood on the Bard campus.
Peer Health Educators
Peer Health Educators facilitate conversations and events around a variety of health topics, including the benefits of stress reduction, eating a well-balanced diet, drinking water, regular stretching and exercise, alcohol and drug harm reduction, body positivity, sexual health, contraception, safe sex, navigating relationships, and sex positivity. Invite an educator to your dorm or home to discuss any of these topics.
Bard College has partnered with Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause to provide training for our robust Therapy Dog Program. Therapy dog teams can be found at the library, in the dorms, or at the Campus Center. We schedule a variety of events throughout the semester, especially during midterms and finals. For more information about our Therapy Dog Program, follow us on Instagram at @therapydogsofbard!
Design Your Best Life
The research is clear: happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness are skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice.
Bard Health and Wellness uses evidence-based tools from Greater Good in Action, which collects the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life and puts them at your fingertips, in a format that's easy to navigate and digest.
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