Stress relievers

Wright State University students feeling the pressure during the last week of fall semester’s classes and finals week found special stress-relief activities at Dunbar Library.

DeStress for Success is a series of programs and activities offered from Dec. 2 to 12 designed to help students relax and enable them to develop good mental and emotional health practices.

The program features 13 activities, including a FitDesk Relay, meditation stations, mindfulness yoga, button making, coloring and the very popular Fuzz Therapy. Various activities are planned each day, with the full daily schedule available on the University Library’s blog.

Students cuddled with 10 puppies during the De. 6 Fuzz Therapy event, which was coordinated by 4 Paws WSU, a student organization that fosters and co-handles puppies in conjunction with 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia. The nonprofit 4 Paws for Ability breeds, trains and places therapy dogs with children and veterans with disabilities.

“The library is here to help in any way possible,” said Heather Back, student success librarian. “Students can come here to relax before an exam and then go into the exam with less stress or they can come here after a stressful exam to unwind and prepare for their next exam.”

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