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WCSU Wellness Mobile Apps 

The current health issues facing the world can cause stress and anxiety for everybody. Now, more than ever, it is important to practice self-care. To help deal with some of the emotions and frustrations with having your life disrupted from the coronavirus, we have put together a list of AMAZING, and very helpful, apps to help you navigate some of the issues that come along with being a college student, dealing with this pandemic and just being human. These favorites can help manage stress, relationships, changes, anxiety, sleeplessness, finances, and more. Give them a try and visit us regularly for updated resources.

These favorites can help you manage stress, relationships, changes, anxiety, sleeplessness, finances, and more.

Headspacehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS76mK58urI

Minthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK6WLHNYjwM

Super Better https://www.superbetter.com/how_it_works

Virtual Hope Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCe12gUa878

 

Wellness Events

Guided Meditations

GUIDED MEDITATION: Join Dr. Robyn Housemann for Guided Meditations Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Schedule your virtual meditation through the Institute for Holistic Health website at www.wcsu.edu/ihhs.

Mudra Meditations

MUDRA MEDITATIONS: Join Jesse Rivera for virtual Mudra Meditations most evenings at 7:30 p.m. The schedule can be found on the website for the Institute for Holistic Health at www.wcsu.edu/ihhs.

Reiki, Meditation, Spiritual Guidance

REIKI, MEDITATION, SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE: Join professor Marcia Kendall on Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. Schedule your virtual meditation through the Institute for Holistic Health Studies website at www.wcsu.edu/ihhs.

Stressbusters

STRESSBUSTERS: A virtual Stress Relief event. Find new ways to destress with meditation. hebs, yoga, and more! All day every day! This event will be held through the Institute for Holistic Health Studies website at www.wcsu.edu/ihhs.

 

Wellness Links for Mind & Body

Many people think that if they are not sick, then they are well. However, the definition of wellness is optimal health and vitality, encompassing physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social and environmental well-being. Besides looking into the many other services provided on our Wellness and other Student Affairs webpages, we encourage you to take the opportunity to travel the world virtually and take care of your emotional, intellectual, and physical health by experiencing these wonderful programs listed below.

Art and Entertainment

Alvin Ailey Launches New Streaming series with “Revelations”

Alvin Ailey announces the launch of a brand new online streaming series,”Ailey All Access”. The program brings together a collection of full-length works, dance classes and original short films – all from the dance company.

Karen Bonanno Art Tour

This is a virtual tour of Karen Bonanno’s Five Star Annex Exhibit that runs through April 20.

Broadway Show Tunes that Will Put a Smile on Your Face

To keep your spirits up members of the Broadway’s Best for Great Performances Facebook Group has shared the show tunes that always put a smile on their faces.

The Dali Museum

Located in Saint Petersburg, FL, featuring more than 2,400 works by Salvador Dali, this museum offers virtual tours of its grounds and gallery.

Full-length theater shows now streaming

All-Arts and Thirteen have the cure for you if you’re at home fidgeting on your sofa. Watch five episodes of the “Best of Broadway” collection from Great Performances that are streaming now.

Lincoln Center at Home

This is a new series of classes, concerts and performance videos. The family focused efforts are divided into two distinct series: Lincoln Center Pop-Up classroom and #ConcertsforKids.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met has an award winning series of YouTube videos set to calming music, to view the incredible architecture within the museum.The project is called The Met 360. Access these videos by going to https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project Here you’ll find all 6 videos from the series.

Metropolitan Opera in New York City

This renowned opera is streaming a performance every night at 7:30 pm EST. The recordings then remain available for 20 hours (until 3:30 pm the following day). To access the Opera, go to www.metopera.org, and click on “watch now” to see the most recently published opera.

“Play at Home Site”

Five major theaters have come together to commission ultra-short plays meant to be performed at home. They all are under 10 minutes and are available for free. Participants can download the scripts and stage commissions from home. Follow the link below.

Step Inside The Studios of Artists from Around the World

A sampling of films that reveal the range of artist’s studio processes and workday routines has been compiled to boost your creativity while staying safe at home.

What to Stream: Emilio Delgado, A Sonic Exploration of Bachata music and MORE

There is a bunch of free programming available on ALL ARTS. This is a highlight of their staff’s favorite shows.


Recreation and Exercise

PE with Joe

Thirty minute workouts on YouTube.


Travel

Travel The World On your Couch With These Virtual Vacations

Institutions all around the world are pulling together to give people the resources to learn and explore from home; museums, Historic Monuments, National Parks and Zoos.

The British Museum of the World in London, England

This museum has a collection of galleries you can view online. Go to www.britishmuseum.org, Then, click on “Collection”, then “Galleries”. Scroll down just a little and then see where it says “Virtual Galleries”. You can then choose which gallery you’d like to view.

The Louvre Museum in Paris, France

This museum offers virtual tours of some of their galleries. To access these virtual tours, visit https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne and select which tour you’d like to view.

Immersive World Museums

Visit the New Museum in New York which has been showing immersive installations and performances.

Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

Live-streaming penguins, otters, jellyfish and more. Watch these creatures via a FREE live streaming camera. Access this camera at https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals Click the Tab that says “ANIMALS”, then on the bottom of the list on the right click “LIVE CAMS”. Here you can select which animal habitat you’d like to observe and enjoy! Live cameras are available from 10 am to 10 pm PST daily.

Most Famous Buildings in Dubai

From luxury properties to massive malls and dazzling skyscrapers, the emirate of Dubai has come a long way from its beginnings as a fishing village decades ago. Today, the emirate’s architectural wonders are considered nothing short of a marvel worldwide. From the world’s only 7-star hotel to the world’s tallest tower and a palatial hotel based on a lost paradise, here is our take on the most famous buildings in Dubai.

1200 Museums and cultural sites to visit on a virtual tour

There are over a thousand museums that can now be explored online for free. Google Arts and Culture have partnered to host virtual tours of museums and other landmark sites.

San Diego Zoo

The zoo has both live and pre-recorded videos of their animals which you can watch. Go to https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams. From there you can scroll down and select which animal you’d like to watch.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

View exhibits in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, via virtual tours online. Go to https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits From that web page, you can scroll down and click the exhibit you’d like to view.

Danbury Museum From Home

Danbury Museum has added a new page to their website that will have new items for you on a weekly basis. It can range from a word search to the Tricentennial Committee’s book on the Hat City’s unusual place Names. Please forward COVID-19 thoughts, photos, poems, writings, anteing you want to keep for posterity to show what we did during this time so Danbury of the future knows what we did, how we persevered and how we came together as a community. Please email to b.guertin@danbury.ct.gov

 

Last updated: March 3, 2021

 

Fairfield Hall in Spring