Enhance Your Wellness

Attending to various aspects of  wellness can enhance your overall well-being and help reduce the risk of significant mental health difficulties. Visit each wellness section for resources and strategies to nurture your whole self.

Wellness Wheel

Creating A Healthier Life: A Step-by-Step Guide to Wellness

Use this guide to explore descriptions of wellness and steps to enhance your wellness one step at a time across the eight dimensions of the wellness wheel.

Intellectual Wellness

Exercise your mental abilities, open yourself to experience, and tap into your creative side both at work and in your personal life in order to enhance your wellness. Some physicians tap into their creative sides to express their experiences with burnout and to find ways to cope with stress. See how at:

Physical Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual wellness is an integral component of our overall wellness. With regular cultivation, spiritual practices can improve and strengthen our psycho-physical wellbeing, enhance our resilience, and positively impact our ability to care for others. As agents of care, residents and fellows will find spiritual cultivation as a helpful source of care, strength, and motivation.  

The spiritual information shared here might be helpful to residents and fellows because they are accessible throughout the week (specific programs offered by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life). All of the programs are free and open to everyone. 

The Awakening Bell practice is geared towards accommodating the needs of the individual without the need for any guidance. It is a simple mindful breathing exercise to encourage taking a rest/pause, centering our mind/body, and incorporating mindfulness throughout the day. 

Learn about connections between mental health and spirituality, physiology and spirituality, and more in this brief Neuroscience of Spirituality video from Dr. Lisa Miller.

Emory WorkLife aims to help you plan and manage your work-life integration. Our goal is to make Emory a good fit for your life and your career so you can bring your best self to work each day. Visit our website to explore services, programming and resources specifically designed to optimize your employee experience.

Emotional Wellness

Emory's Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is excited to offer new and retooled services for the 2022-23 Academic Year.

FSAP Online Self-assessment

FSAP’s anonymous screening service provides assessment tools for depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, eating concerns, alcohol abuse, and more, and provides you directly with your confidential results.

The FSAP Refresh

Join for a 15-minute virtual self-care experience to support your resilience. Sessions occur on the first (register) and third (register) Wednesdays from 4:30-4:45 p.m. All Refresh Sessions will be available for viewing on the FSAP website.

Mindfulness Meditation

Join on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. for mindfulness meditation. Learn strategies for staying centered and reducing your stress level. Learn the basics of mindfulness or join at 1:15 p.m. for guided practice and opportunities for discussion.

Single Mingle

Connect with other Emory employees for friendship, fun and learning. These quarterly 90-minute sessions facilitate support for single participants who seek to broaden their sense of community with other singles. Each session will be interactive and include a discussion theme. The fall session is October 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Grief and Loss Support Sessions

Quarterly sessions will be offered to participants who seek support for navigating various aspects of grief and loss. Sessions will also include self-care tips for effective coping. The fall session is October 12 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Services to enhance your well-being

FSAP is here to help you enhance your personal and professional well-being through a variety of behavioral health, education and outreach, and team dynamics services. Visit our website for more information.

Social and Cultural Wellness

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) services and programs to all learners in the School of Medicine. Dr. Nancy DeSousa, Assistant Director, spearheads the efforts for DEI for Graduate Medical Education. Amongst the services we provide are educational workshops and events related to Implicit Bias, Bystander to Upstander response to microaggressions, cultural humility and social determinants of health, and anti-racism, cultural and social events, and supporting affinity groups for residents and fellows such as GME Pride and GME Trainee DEI Taskforce. Check out other educational resources, SOM affinity groups, and ways to report bias or discrimination on the SOM's Office of Equity and Inclusion website. We also provide opportunities for trainees to “give back” to students all along the pipeline. If you would like to get involved, please fill out the GME DEI Engagement Survey. 

We have partnered with FSAP to respond to racial turmoil in the community, provide listening sessions, and plan to continue to partner to marry issues of inclusion and wellness for trainees to ensure that everyone at Emory feels included, accepted, and valued across all of their intersectional identities. Schedule a meeting to discuss DEI concerns, suggestions, or questions. 

Environmental Wellness

While there are many definitions of environmental wellness, according to SAMHSA, it can include:

  • “Accessing clean food, air, and water;
  • Preserving the areas where we live, learn, and work; 
  • Occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support our well-being; and  
  • Promoting learning, contemplation, and relaxation in natural places and spaces.”  

Think about what you can do to enhance your environmental wellness, even in small ways.