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The University Counseling Service (UCS) Mental Health Newsletter - February 2016 
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Check Out This Video Sketch on Positive Psychology
What is Positive Psychology?
What is Positive Psychology?
source:
http://www.viacharacter.org      
Get a Jump Start on Your Positivity
 
Meditation timer (free): https://insighttimer.com
Guided Meditation (free): www.headspace.com
Guided Meditation or timer w/relaxing graphics (free): www.calm.com 
Gratitude Journal: www.happier.com/app/community
Compassion exercise: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Compassion-Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simply-being-guided-meditation/id347418999?mt=8
 Rap it Up!

So What Does This Mean for University of Iowa Students?  
 
The good news is that there are a lot of resources to support using positive psychology in your daily life (apps, gratitude journals, and more).  If you come to the Counseling Center (UCS), our staff can help you find ways to lead a richer, more meaningful life.  We can help you use what is important to you to help guide your decision making and live life in line with your values.  Positive psychology can help you be more open to what brings you joy, even in the presence of pain. 
Group Therapy can be especially helpful as it allows for in-depth exploration and discussion of how to be open to moments of sweetness, even when we are struggling.  Hearing others’ stories and being part of their personal growth can be very powerful!
Active Minds is a student organization whose focus is to educate students  about mental health and suicide prevention as well as to reduce the negative stigma surrounding mental health issues and concerns.

Active Minds has several events planned on campus this semester and would
love to see your support. We welcome all new members and their ideas!
*If you are interested, Visit them on Facebook at UIowa Active Minds
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