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Student Wellness Advising is a friendly and accessible hub of support for all students on the Health Science Campus. All services are confidential, private and free. 

Snaggs is available to talk with you by Zoom or telephone. Any student who would like to schedule an appointment is encouraged to do so. Send an email to

Student Wellness Advisory Committee

Jessica Stanley, D23,

Samantha Capizzo, D22,

Caroline Nelson, D24,

Catherine Choi, GSBS,

Caitlin Sutherland, MBS,

Christina Damon, M23,

Christine Ganser, M23,

Jacqueline Mosher, M24,

Anne Scott Livingston, Friedman,

Hannah Paoletti, Friedman,


Tufts recognizes the importance of easy access to confidential mental health counseling. Counselors are also available by phone for urgent issues.  Please call 1-800-756-3124, there’s somebody to talk to 24/7/365 days a year. To schedule an appointment only, email

 Upcoming Wellness Activities:

Virtual Drop-in meditation – two offerings:

Interested in developing a stronger meditation practice? These drop-in group sessions will help you come into the present moment, lower anxiety, reduce isolation, and improve focus/concentration! 

  • Every Thursday at 12:30pmDr. Christina Pastan, Director, Mind-Body Wellness, School of Dental Medicine offers a 20-minute session which begins with a short talk about an aspect of meditation followed by a guided experience.  If you would like to be added to the listserv to receive additional information for this session, send an email to
  • TUSM Mindfulness Group (MMG) is offering weekly drop-in meditation.  If you would like to be added to the MMG listserv to receive the weekly notification, send an email to

Virtual Yoga offerings:

Practicing yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health, though not all these benefits are backed by science.  To learn about the benefits of yoga check out the nine-benefits-of-yoga article from John Hopkins Medicine.  In addition, join us during one of the below offerings to get started or to continue your journey.

Yoga Sculpt Zoom Class 

If you are you looking to mix things up and get your heart rate pumping then join us for Yoga Sculpt.  This is a yoga flow class that incorporates cardio movements, weight training, and upbeat music. All levels are welcome, and weights are optional!  This will be a series of classes facilitated by Julia Citron, TUSM class of 2024.  Julia has been teaching for one year and she is excited to share her expertise with you.  You will be challenged and inspired! The first class will be held on Monday, January 25 at 5:30pm.

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga offered by Dr. Pastan, Director, Mind-Body Wellness, School of Dental Medicine, via Zoom.  Participants video will not be seen, and no experience is necessary.  If you would like to be added to the listserv to receive additional information for this session, send an email to

Coming Attractions!

Saturday Yoga activity:

This 30-minute gentle flow class will get you moving in a mindful way. We’ll move and breathe through a range of yoga postures intentionally designed in sequence to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to head into your weekend! No prior yoga experience is required.

The purpose of this new offering is to provide a space outside of the Monday through Friday work-week grind where members of the community can come to destress after a long week and get centered to enjoy the weekend. We would like to gauge the community’s interest in this new yoga time offering. Please follow the link below to complete a very quick one-question survey!

Other Free virtual workout classes through the city of Boston:

The city of Boston is offering free virtual work out classes that range from dancing to yoga to strength training. There are many options such as Barre, Zumba, and Strength Training** that will allow you to choose what works for you! Feel free to check it out here!

**Snaggs is signed up for the 9am Strength Training class on Saturday and is looking for others to join her!

Community Corner!

Have you tried something fun, new, and exciting during the pandemic? Do you have a story you want to share? We want to hear from you! We would like for you to share anything you are comfortable sharing with our community, in hopes that we can all feel more connected. Let’s support and inspire each other. 

A few suggestions are…

Photos of pets, photos of past trips that bring you joy, photos from over the break, lists of things that bring you joy, a form of creative expression, i.e. illustration, creative writing, something you’ve made; a bit about yourself, a playlist that brings you joy, a favorite or family recipe, favorite current or classic show or movie and why, or one thing that inspired you this week. Any content is welcome, as we would love to continue to foster a strong sense of community!

This community corner submission is brought to us by Caroline Nelson. Caroline, TUSDM, 2024, Golden Doodle, Harvey Pickles, brings her joy and is a great stress reliever. This is a photo she has shared with her high school students in the past before they took a test.

This year I am most excited to start operative class and I hope to see a heavy snowfall that sticks to the ground!

Also, check out this feel good Spotify playlist courtesy of Caroline to help unwind during a stressful moment or week.

Tufts Health Science Campus welcomes a new program Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class!

 Tufts DPT program is an accelerated, hybrid program delivered by faculty members and contributors who are dedicated educators, clinicians, researchers, and leaders in the physical therapy profession. The curriculum blends the best aspects of virtual learning activities and interactions, 8 onsite clinical laboratory sessions in Boston, and integrated clinical education experiences. In January 2021, the DPT welcomed their inaugural cohort of 88 students representing 29 different states, 27 different undergraduate majors, and with 42% of students identifying their race and ethnicity to be diverse (other than Caucasian). We are excited to welcome them to the community! 

In the Kitchen:

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry Meal Prep

Swap out the asparagus for any vegetable of choice! Broccoli or bok choy are also great options, and feel free to get creative. This is a super flavorful recipe that takes a bit of time but ends up saving you time throughout your week. Check out the full recipe here!

We want to hear from you! 

We want to collaborate with you on our Instagram feed! We are looking for students who want to share an inspirational quote, delicious & easy recipe, wellness tip, or socially distant activity idea. Your feed idea will be featured on our Student Wellness Advising Instagram page @tuftsstudentwellnessadvising. 

If you have something you would like to share, send an email to Snaggs or Maddy. (,

If you would like to be spotlighted, or contribute anything at all to the community corner, such as a recipe, book recommendation, favorite tv show, or anything else, please send an email 

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