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Wellness of You! @ USC HSC: Home

This guide provides a calendar and information about wellness activities taking place on the USC Health Sciences Campus.

Wellness of You! @ USC HSC

The University of Southern California has selected wellness to be a campus wide area of focus.  Many groups and divisions across the USC Health Sciences Campus provide wellness services, activities, and events.  This guide provides an overview of these events. 

View our calendar of events for a listing of all events open to USC faculty, staff, and students. 




Mindful Pomodoro Study Sessions

Mindful studying can help prevent burnout and exhaustion, and increase your productivity and wellness. Mindful USC leads structured, mindful study sessions regularly in collaboration with various campus groups.  Study periods are 25 minutes long, followed by 5 minute break periods.

Mid-Month Mindful Pomodoro Study Sessions | Mondays 9/14/20, 10/5/20, 11/9/20; 12/7/20 | virtual event - RSVP here for links | Hosted by Norris Library.

Mindfulness Self-Compassion Practice Group

The Keck School of Medicine is pleased to host a Mindful-Self Compassion (MSC) Practice Group.  MSC combines the skill of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience.  Practice groups are drop-in (no registration) twice monthly group meetings for faculty, staff and learners.  You can drop in to any session you want for all or part of each session, whatever works for you.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

This 6-week group focuses on developing and cultivating mindfulness skills to regulate responses to stress and enhance resiliency to face life’s challenges. Students will learn skills to bring awareness, presence and self-compassion to relationship with themselves and others. Each week, students will engage in a different mindfulness meditation practices and have an opportunity to discuss their experience with the group. While students are participating in the group, they are encouraged to apply learned mindfulness skills to their daily life to experience the full benefits of the group.

MindfulUSC virtual meditation sessions

M, W, F  | 12pm | Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Drop-in
Join Zoom Meeting here

Headspace (meditation app)

Free subscription for healthcare providers through 2020.



Physical Therapy Interactive Education

Physical Therapists are uniquely trained to help individuals avoid injuries before they happen. Interactive educational sessions provide education on how to use equipment such as foam rollers, theracanes as well as stretching techniques, posture improvement, and more. Hosted by Norris Medical Library.

Wednesday Workouts (GSG)

Hosted by GSG. Outdoor bootcamp-style workouts led by Cali Strong Fitness. Open to all students.


Free weekly virtual yoga classes led by Jennifer Watson twice a week on:

  • Tuesday (5:15-6:15pm)  | Wednesday (6:30-7:30pm)
  • Click for links.


Therapy Dogs / LAX PUPs

LAX PUPs bring the same charm that they provide to passengers at LAX to help you get rid of stress and anxiety. Hosted by Norris Library and Currie Hall.  Currently suspended due to COVID.

"Let's Talk"
Led by Counseling and Mental Health Services, a division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Let’s Talk is a drop-in opportunity to talk to a counselor to get professional guidance on any number of social and mental health topics. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to talk to a counselor, this is your opportunity to find out.
Emotional Emancipation Circle (Group Counseling)
Emotional Emancipation Circles (EECs)sm are self-help support groups in which Black people, work together to overcome, heal from, and overturn the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority: the root causes of devaluing Black lives.

USC Wellness Resources

Below you will find links to selected USC websites that provide information about resources available to USC faculty, staff, and students.

Professor Beauregard Tirebiter - Beau

Beau is USCs full-time facilty dog. A facility dog is similar to a therapy dog, but rather than working with individuals, he's trained to work with a multitude of people on a regular basis in a facility such as a hospital, school, or nursing home.

Follow Beau and his journey at USC on his Instagram page