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We want to introduce the Pratt community to what it means to be resilient and mindful. We create and curate resources to introduce the importance of mindfulness, contemplative and meditative practices, and the value of calling attention to your mental and physical well being both inside and outside the classroom.


Faculty Guidebook

This guidebook was created for Pratt faculty with the input and expertise from the Resilience, Wellness and Well-being team. It is meant to serve as a guide for understanding and implementing well-being techniques in the classroom and studio environments. The guidebook includes information on resilience and positive pedagogy, mindfulness and meditative practices, and the current mindfulness and well-being initiatives at Pratt that will be useful for you and your students.

How-To Series

Many faculty, staff and students at Pratt struggle to find resources that properly suit their lifestyle and schedule. Though the desire to nurture personal well-being may be present, it’s often difficult to know where to go or how to begin. Therefore, we decided to create a “How-To Series” to introduce the Pratt community to wellness and well-being.

Learn about some of these practices:

Other Pratt Resources

Healthy Pratt

Healthy Pratt offers a list of events and programming for students on ways to manage health and well-being. This includes general health resources such as vaccination information, mental health resources such as crisis lines and support groups, healthy recipes and workouts and more. 

For more information, please check out this resource list: Healthy Pratt or email

You may also follow @healthypratt on IG and Twitter.

Wellness Resources on BLM and Allyship

A list of resources focused around Black Lives Matter and Allyship curated by Pratt Athletics and Recreation. You’ll find a mix of healing, wellness, and more general resources.

Outside Resources

Education of The Heart: Dalai Lama Dialogues

In March 2018, in Dharamsala, India, home of the Central Tibetan Administration, an international group of leading education researchers, scientists, and scholars gathered with classroom teachers to strategize with the Dalai Lama about humanity’s future.

Visit Reimagining Human Flourishing for more information.

Tips for Maintaining a Creative Practice at Home

An article focused on how to maintain a creative practice from home. Many of these ideas are also great for anybody working from home.

Learning Lab – Made in NYC

An initiative by the Pratt Center For Community Development, Made in NYC connects manufacturers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs with the expertise of the Pratt community to provide aid and support to local businesses. You can learn more about this initiative by visiting Made in NYC Learning Lab Supports Local Businesses with Pratt’s Creative Expertise.

The Science of Happiness

Redefine failure and find potential for growth 

On Being Podcast

A podcast about what it means to be human and our relationship to others.

The Science of Wellbeing Course

A free course from Yale University, offered on Coursera.

Resilience Training

A free training to get a closer look at what this term means.