The Office of Wellness and Arts Health Initiatives (OWAHI) is dedicated to promoting a culture of care within the Jacobs School of Music. To this end, we provide programming, cultivate partnerships, and serve as advocates for initiatives focused on physical, mental, and emotional thriving and wellbeing within our community.
Office of Wellness and Arts Health Initiatives (OWAHI)
Merrill Hall, MU011G
1201 E Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Wellness Drop-Ins: Take some time for self-care at our wellness drop-ins. Sessions are on Wednesdays between 11:00am and 12:30pm in the MAC lobby. Come participate in mindfulness, yoga, and other therapeutic activities. Go to the Jacobs Health and Wellness page and scroll down to "Upcoming Health and Wellness Events" page for information on upcoming sessions.
OWAHI Speaker Series: Attend talks and workshops to learn information and practical skills to thrive at Jacobs. Sessions are led by experts on all aspects of musicians health and wellbeing. Some topics for 2023:
- Injury prevention
- Hearing health
- Physical fitness
- Mental well-being
- More topics coming!
Snacks on OWAHI: To encourage a community of care, OWAHI will be placing snack stations throughout the Jacobs School to help keep you energized when it’s hard to find a quick bite. These snacks are not intended to replace meals or to address issues of food insecurity. If you are having difficulties with food insecurity, please contact Crimson Cupboard at email@example.com for help with these resources.
Jacobs Walking Groups: One of the best ways to enhance your wellbeing is by walking, especially when you walk with a friend. As part of OWAHI’s efforts to build a healthier and more connected Jacobs community, we will help coordinate walking groups for students, staff, and faculty. More information on how to join a walking group will be available soon.
Hearing Health: Need some earbuds or advice on hearing health? Come by our office we will provide you with either…or both! To schedule a visit, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group and Individual Wellness Coaching: Need personalized advice on maintaining your physical, mental, or emotional health? Let us know! We provide individualized and group sessions on wellness topics through our partnership with the School of Social Work. For more information or to schedule and appointment, visit our Wellness Coaching page. Appointments are free and available to all students.
On the OWAHI Horizon
As part of OWAHI’s mission, we are working to develop partnerships with organizations on campus as well as in our local community to cultivate wellbeing through arts participation.
As musicians, we know our art form can evoke experiences of joy, solace, and wonder for ourselves and others. If you want to participate in future projects, contact us at email@example.com to stay informed about opportunities.
Soon, incoming Jacobs students will have the opportunity to participate in online wellbeing programs before arriving on campus. OWAHI wants to help equip our students with skills to thrive at Jacobs by the time they are ready to join our community. This program will launch in summer of 2024 or 2025.
Interested in book recommendations, apps, podcasts, and other resources related to your wellbeing? Then check out our resource page!
OWAHI is part of the wider ecology of student services at the Jacobs School of Music. We are proud to partner with the following groups in helping to make our school a caring and thriving community.