Skip to main content
Explore URMC



Reduce Stress

Peaceful FaceReduce Stress ProgramIf managing the multiple demands on your time and simply getting through your day has become a challenge, stress management may help. Our Stress Reduction programs help participants handle stressful events in ways that result in more balance, stability, and personal satisfaction.

Group Programs

Stress Reduction

Our Stress Reduction program aims 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. Program includes four weekly one-hour group sessions, at a variety of times and locations throughout the year. 

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Our Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program introduces the benefits of thinking differently about stressful situations, learning to live more mindfully with moment-to-moment awareness, and taking time to "be still" through different meditation techniques. Program includes six or eight weekly two-hour group sessions, at a variety of times and locations throughout the year; some sessions include a day-long silent retreat at an area meditation center.

Ready to Get Started?

Feeling better and living healthier is just a phone call or click away:

Call (585) 530-2050 or email us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

For University of Rochester Employees

These lifestyle management programs are available as part of the Well-U employee wellness program, and may be covered by your University health care plan. View the schedule of upcoming programs, confirm your eligibility, and enroll online.