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Slideshow of Counseling & Wellness Staff (Newly updated for Fall 2014):

Relaxation to Manage Stress


General Relaxation Links 

Mayo Clinic on Stress Management

Relaxation Techniques and Tips from Hobart and William Smith Colleges*

Multimedia Links for Relaxation

IC CAPS Relaxation/Meditation mp3 files

Video: Need to Relax? Take a Break for Meditation

Video: Yoga for Stress Management

Online Relaxation Exercises

Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing

Guided Meditation — Nourishing Your Inner Being

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Recommended Relaxation CD to purchase - Mindfulness for Beginners

 

*Links put out by another university may refer to services available only to students at that university. Other students should, of course, contact instead their own college counseling center. Also, opinions expressed in a virtual pamphlet from one college do not necessarily reflect those of another college.

 

The Herdsman
ALBERTO CAEIRO
TRANSLATED BY EDOUARD RODITI

I'm herdsman of a flock.
The sheep are my thoughts
And my thoughts are all sensations.
I think with my eyes and my ears
And my hands and feet
And nostrils and mouth.

To think a flower is to see and smell it.
To eat a fruit is to sense its savor.

And that is why, when I feel sad,
In a day of heat, because of so much joy
And lay me down in the grass to rest
And close my sun-warmed eyes,
I feel my whole body relaxed in reality
And know the whole truth and am happy.

Source: Poetry (October 1955).

TRANSLATED BY EDMUND KEELEY AND PHILIP SHERRARD