Student Mental Health and Counseling
To speak with a clinician about feelings of stress or anxiety, contact MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health and Counseling Services at 617-253-2916. The service provides evaluations and consultations, treatment, referrals, urgent care, counseling, and discussion groups.
Community Wellness at MIT Medical
Community Wellness can provide information and techniques to revitalize your mind and body, help you focus better, and reduce stress. We provide classes and workshops on many topics including:
- Mindfulness-based stress reduction, 8-week course
- Koru Mindfulness, 4-week course
- Health and Wellness Coaching, group classes and individual student wellness consultations
- Monthly drop-in meditation sessions
- Meditation retreats
- Other stress-management techniques
Student Wellness Consultations
MIT students may meet with a Community Wellness health coach for up to three sessions of health and wellness coaching. To request a student wellness consultation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind the Moment at MIT
Community Wellness at MIT Medical is partnering with Mind the Moment to offer specially designed mindfulness programs for MIT departments and labs.
Each four- to six-week Mind the Moment course is designed to provide MIT staff and faculty with tools to better manage stress and increase personal resilience through mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Classes may include sitting meditation, walking meditation, body-scan meditation (bringing awareness to each of your body parts sequentially), mindful eating, and mindful listening.
Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. Koru Basic is an introduction to mindfulness and meditation taught as a weekly, four-week, 75-minute class by a trained and certified Koru teacher.