Audio series for Relaxation,
On this site you will find information and resources about how to use conscious relaxation techniques to help manage stress.
Announcements: Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Reduction drop-in workshops are ongoing each semester for enrolled Tufts students, call us for more information or visit our webpage.
The Relaxation Room is now available for student use! Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Guidelines The following recordings are tools to help you with stress-reduction and
relaxation. If at any point while
listening to any of these recordings you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or
any other forms of distress—take a breath and stop. Feel free to contact the front desk at
The Counseling and Mental Health
Service to make an appointment to talk about what
you experienced, for more ideas about stress and relaxation, or for any
other reason. We would be happy to
talk with you.
Mindful Walking – try pausing the recording as you walk.
Part Two with Nandini Talwar, MD:
The above work was recorded at The MoonTower in Cambridge; engineered by Chris.
Dial 617-627-MIND (6463) for a daily mindfulness experience—a mindful moment! Coming soon: Archive of Mindful Moments.
Body Scan mp3 recorded by Christopher Willard Psy.D. for the Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Reduction Group Spring 2009
and meditation for Anxiety mp3.
Do you feel too busy or stressed to try one of the above exercises? Consider that the seven to ten minutes spent each day giving your mind and spirit a break by listening to one of the recordings could improve your overall performance and academic success. The more you practice, the greater the effect!
Stressed? Try some of the techniques listed below...
Write in a journal
Talk to a supportive friend or family member
Seek out your advisor or Residence Life staff for assistance
Practice relaxation techniques
Listen to soothing music
Exercise, preferably outdoors, if weather permits
Meditate or meditation-in-motion such as Tai chi, yoga, Qi (chi) Gong
Take a "mindful" walk (see above)
Get off campus for a break
Plan study breaks for 10 minutes each hour—include yoga, stretching, or a quick walk outside
Explore stress reducing programs being offered on campus, including programs offered by the Physical Education Department, and by the Office of Residential Life and Learning