Penn Graduate Student Center

Personal Development & Wellness

About Personal Development & Wellness

Attending graduate school represents a commitment to personal growth. But, while you focus on intellectual goals, don’t forget other components of your life! Greek philosophers understood the importance of the mind-body connection, described by their well-known expression “mens sana in corpore sano” (or, “a healthy mind in a healthy body”). Modern science has compiled evidence in support of this ages-old idea--that physical health is best maintained when you are challenged intellectually, and the mind is sharper when the body is physically-fit. In like fashion, the Graduate Student Center wants to support you in maintaining balance in your own life by offering a personal development program for supporting your mind-body growth. The Personal Development program includes a number of series and events, such as...

Connecting Mind and Body

Develop a stronger understanding of the link between the mind and the body. These sessions can help you reduce stress, boost immunity, and promote overall, balanced health. Newcomers are encouraged; many of our attendees are novices, who have commented that these sessions are no-pressure introductions and valuable for participants at all levels.

Mindful Meditation
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Meditation has been known to reduce stress and anxiety. It often helps to clear one's mind and eases other health issues such as high blood pressure and depression.

Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives.

 

Common Room Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu