Center for Community Health

Reduce Stress

Peaceful FaceIf managing the multiple demands on your time and simply getting through your day has become a challenge, stress management may be of help. Our stress reduction programs help participants handle stressful events in ways that result in more balance, stability and personal satisfaction. Programs are available at no cost to eligible UR employees.

GROUP PROGRAMS are offered throughout the year at a variety of locations. Find a program that is convenient for you and enroll today.

Stress Reduction: 4-Week Group Program

Group stress reduction programs aim to help participants better understand their stressors, make plans of action to garner greater support to reduce these stressors, and identify different pathways to change those things that are more difficult to control. This group meets weekly for 1-hour sessions over a 4 week period. Enroll today.

Financial incentives may be available to jump-start your efforts. Learn more about financial incentives.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction: 6- or 8-Week Group Program

Group mindfulness-based stress reduction programs introduce the benefits of thinking differently about stressful situations, learning to live more "mindfully" (moment-to-moment awareness) and taking time to "be still" through different meditation techniques. Groups meets weekly for 2 hours for 6 or 8 weekly sessions (depending on the program you select) and at a variety of locations. Enroll today.

Financial incentives may be available to jump-start your efforts. Learn more about financial incentives.

Eligibility

Your eligibility for both of these Lifestyle Management Programs can be found on this eligibility table.

Contact us

Feeling better and living healthier is just a phone call or click away. Call (585) 530-2050 or email us at Healthy_Living_Center@urmc.rochester.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you about this stress reduction program or our other health programs.

Additional Resources

At some point in life, most people will face challenges to their emotional or mental health. The University offers many programs and services for employees and their family members that can help. Learn more about emotional and mental health services.