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What to do while you are waiting for an appointment ...


We would like to offer you some suggestions for what to do while you are waiting for an appointment.
 

BreatheFor stress symptoms management

Online relaxation recordings: Relaxation and meditation exercises to facilitate stress reduction.

Free Apps:  For students who have smart phones, there are variousfree applications for managing stress / symptoms on daily basis.

Biofeedback Lab:  Use our self-help lab to improve stress-related physical and emotional symptoms. After you come to a single orientation session, you will be free to use the lab anytime the Counseling and Wellness Center is open. No appointment is necessary for the orientation session.

Emotional fitness workshops:  Learn practical skills for coping with depression, grief, anxiety, anger, trauma and other powerful emotional experiences. Students can attend one or more of these workshops at any time on a drop-in basis after an initial triage.


Anxiety reduction workshop: 
Students struggling with stress and anxiety are invited to learn hands-on skills such as relaxation, imagery, self-hypnosis or mindfulness to help reduce their stress and anxiety. No appointment is needed. Just stop by.


 

GroupsConsider group therapy for a variety of concerns

CWC Groups:  Check out our groups, specifically the USO groups (Understanding Self and Others). If you have questions about this modality in general, please read our FAQs.

If you are interested in group towards the end of the semester, we may need to schedule you to start group the following semester based on availability.

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 video To help with sleep

Sleeping in the Swamp:  Sleeping in the Swamp is a sleep improvement program that is packed with information and strategies to improve your sleep quality.

CWC Anxiety and Stress page:  Check out our page and find links under Exercises for online relaxation recordings that can facilitate your efforts to go to sleep.

How to Fall Asleep:  This page has some great suggestions to facilitate sleep. Please take a look and practice the suggestions that make sense.

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BooksFor academic concerns

CWC Academic Concerns page:  Explore this webpage. It offers much information, including other UF resources.

Wellness Coaching:  Contact GatorWell at 352-273 4450 for wellness coaching that covers many areas including study skills, time management and sleep.

Biofeedback Lab – Ipods:  These provide recordings that facilitate confidence, peak performance, focus, test taking and more. 

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Consider working with a community provider who accepts your insurance

CWC Community Provider Referrals:  You can filter for type of insurance accepted and whether sliding scale is offered.

If you have questions about a community referral, contact Lisa Winn, LMHC, Case Manager for assistance.

Alachua County Crisis Center:  Free individual counseling is also available at the Alachua County Crisis Center. Call (352) 264-6785 to make an appointment. Address: 218 SE 24th Street Gainesville, FL 32641. Availability may be limited at certain times.

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YouTubeYouTube

Watch a video on our YouTube channel. We have a 3 minute breathing practice and many other favorite videos to help you get your needs met. We also have favorite videos that help inspire and educate you on a variety of mental health issues.

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FacebookLike us on Facebook !

We share weekly inspirational quotes, links to inspiring stories on a variety of mental health topics and update the campus community on CWC offerings.

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Check out our Self-Help resources

We offer a number of resources on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.

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thedesk online self helpthe desk

Interested in increasing your emotional wellness and academic performance? Check out thedesk online self-help for practical information, interactive exercises, helpful tips and more.

 

 

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Appointments

If you are in need of immediate assistance for an emergency, please call and ask to speak to a counselor Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. For urgent concerns after business hours or on the weekend, phone consultation services are available by calling:

Counseling and Wellness Center

(352) 392-1575

Alachua County Crisis Center

(352) 264-6789

Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Road, PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
Phone: (352) 392-1575
Fax: (352) 392-8452 

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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