At the CWC, we understand how stressful college life can be. That’s why we’ve put together some tips and exercises for you to manage stress in a positive, healthy way through proper sleep and relaxation methods.

Sleep Advice

Not sleeping well? Feeling exhausted every day? Try taking the following steps to improve your sleeping habits.

You might also want to practice these sleep techniques for a better night’s rest:

Sensing Scan (3 Minutes)

Sleep Technique (5 Minutes)


Relaxation can be achieved through a few key methods: mindful awareness, guided imagery, meditation, applied muscle or progressive relaxation.

Try the following exercises to alleviate your worries and rid your body of tension:


The Relaxation Response (8 Minutes)

Relaxation on the Beach (6 Minutes)
Mental Imagery Exercise (8 Minutes)

Progressive Relaxation Exercises

If you’ve never tried progressive relaxation exercises, it may be something helpful for you to try. This process involves setting aside some time in a quiet, comfortable place where you can practice making specific muscle groups in your body more relaxed one at a time. Try the exercise below from the Dartmouth College relaxation series!

Progressive Relaxation Exercise (30 minutes)