Stress Management

Increasing resilience can help us better weather the storms of life as they come. Wellness Connection is working to provide effective and positive strategies that you can use to address distress in your life. It is important to take steps to prevent distress that could lead to serious health conditions, including depression and anxiety problems.

Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program – Move into Mindfulness

Wellness Connection has partnered with Masterpeace Studios, a local organization providing the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum modeled after Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s program developed in 1979 and disseminated through training at the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Mindfulness is a way to access your inner resources and move towards greater balance, control and peace of mind. This program consists of 7 weeks of classes meeting twice a week during the lunch hour. The program is designed to give you practical coping skills to deal with everyday stress.

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness techniques: Breath Awareness, Body Scan, Sitting Meditation, Mindful Yoga
  • Exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home practice suggestions
  • Two guided mindfulness CDs and manual

The community rate for this program is $225, but we are providing a sizable discount for our employees – the cost to enroll is $45 and payment is due at the first class. Cash or check only, please.  Payment should be made to Masterpeace Studios.

Spring 2017 Series for WashU Employees – These sessions have concluded
  • West Campus Library Conference Room A/B
    April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and May 1, 4, 8, 10, 15, 17, 25, 31
    View class schedule
  • North Campus Suite 1650, Conference Room 1674
    May 2, 5, 9, 11, 16, 18, 24, 30, June 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29
    View class schedule
SUMMER 2017 Series for WashU Employees
  • Danforth Campus, Danforth University Center, 12:00-1:00pm
    July 10, 12, 18, 20, 27, August 9, 11, 14, 16, 29, 31, September 5, 7, 11
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  • School of Medicine Campus, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 11:30am-12:30pm
    June 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, July 3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26
    View class schedule
FALL 2017 Series for WashU Employees
  • West Campus Library Conference Room A/B, 12:00-1:00pm
    September 25, 27, October 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, November 2, 6, 8
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  • Siteman South County, 12:00-1:00pm
    October 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, November 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 28, December 1, 5, 8
    View class schedule

Additional series and locations available in coming months. Stay tuned!

Space is limited. Click here for the Registration Packet. Scan and email completed packet to Meg Krejci, Executive Director, at prior to the start of each series.

Questions? Contact Masterpeace Studios at 314-918-7747.


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Washington University provides this program for all employees and their dependents. This confidential and prepaid benefit is offered as a way to help our employees have access to resources to help resolve issues that may impact their personal lives and their job performance.Trained clinicians will listen to your concerns and help you or your family members with any issues. The toll-free number gives you direct, 24/7 access to a consultant. All services are free and confidential.

  • Anxiety, depression, stress
  • Grief, loss and life adjustments
  • Relationship or marital conflicts
  • Caregiver fatigue
  • Financial or legal concerns

Call: 844-365-4587
TDD: 800-697-0353
Online: (Web ID: WASHU)

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