The Yale Stress Center performs interdisciplinary research on stress effects on the brain, mind, body, and behavior and on the resulting impact of stress on day-to-day functioning and health. Specific research focuses include stress effects on cognitive and executive function; interactions with alcohol, drugs, food and exercise; new therapies to reverse the negative effects of stress, increase individual capacity, and decrease the risk of disease; and stress-drug interactions.
Yale New Haven T’ai Chi Study Group offers class once a week and practice sessions twice a week at Dwight Hall. Classes are open to the public, and beginners are welcome, especially during September. A monthly membership fee of $40 is charged starting in October, though classes are free for undergraduates.
Open meditation is offered every Tuesday afternoon during the academic year, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., in the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211. Meditation is open to Yale faculty, staff, and graduate students, and is led by Danielle Casioppo, MS, RYT, Health Educator for Being Well at Yale. Open meditation is free of charge.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence “uses the power of emotions to create a healthier, effective and compassionate society.” Through its scientific research on the power of emotions, the Center teaches communities of students and adults about emotional intelligence and the skills they need to create meaningful relationships, make good decisions, and be effective in their daily lives.