Loyola University Maryland

Department of Recreation and Wellness

Emotional Wellness

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Animation of a head with a heart in place of a brainSemester Highlights

Discovery

In partnership with the office of student engagement, OAE will be offering one of our longest expeditions of the year with a strong finding our individual purposes and passions! Registration for the trip will begin in March and run through mid-April. The trip itself is immediately following exams in May and before Commencement. For more info, please visit Student Engagement's Discovery page where you can get the real scoop from past Discovery participants!

Wellness Walk

Looking to enjoy the great outdoors? Discover the fascinating trails, captivating parks, and plenty of green space located right in Loyola's backyard! Some of the trails run through Loyola’s campus and 15 other Baltimore neighborhoods for all to explore. Read about mother nature's presence throughout the city in The Grove.

Map links coming soon.

Meditation Classes

Throughout the month of April, the department of recreation and wellness will be conducting scheduled meditation classes with our certified yoga instructors on various dates and times. These classes will consist of breathing techniques for stress and anxiety, allowing the mind to settle in a natural way. Be prepared to feel rejuvenated after participating in this one hour course.

Meditation Backpacking Weekend with OAE

As exams near, take a break from the busyness of campus life and join OAE for a two-day, one-night backpacking trip with built-in opportunities to unplug from digital world and slow things down for a change! Online registration is available through our trip calendar!

RIO (Recognition, Insight, Openness)

RIO is a 3-week psychoeducational seminar that can help improve sense of well-being, concentration and grades, and adjustment new environments and challenges. You do not need to be a client of the Counseling Center to attend RIO.

EmpowerMe Yoga

EmpowerMe Yoga is a drop-in class for participants to engage in yoga to build skills that foster mind-body awareness, coping, and emotional wellness. This class will take place in the Fava Chapel every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm. The class is cosponsored by the Fitness and Aquatics Center and the Counseling Center. You do not have to be a client at the Counseling Center to participate in this class.

Brief Individual Counseling

In short-term individual counseling, a student meets weekly or bi-weekly with a counselor to explore emotional, social, or educational concerns.

Mindfulness Meditation

The counseling center website shares several online resources for building mindfulness skills as a form of coping.

Relaxation Resources

Real relaxation is an intentional, focused period during which one is mindful and alert, yet one's muscles are relaxed. The Counseling Center website offers several relaxation resources including videos, soothing visuals, and music.

Campus Partners

LNDL - Stressbusters

Are finals stressing you out? Come join us and relax at our Sunday brunch yoga class during finals to de-stress and medicate for a more holistic you. Dates and times of classes coming soon!

Campus Ministry - Easter or Interfaith Retreat

On April 3-5, 2020, campus ministry invites Loyola students to participate in the new interfaith retreat. This treat engages all religious and non-religious backgrounds to attend an off-campus weekend experience where participants will engage in meaningful dialogue with other students for a time of sharing and learning. It provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of both the religious experiences of others and their own religious identities. Visit the interfaith retreat page to register.