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Last year we received very positive feedback from our students that participated in a web-based stress and sleep management program called CalmCircle.  This year we were so impressed with the results we decided to make this opportunity available to all Barrett students, faculty and staff.  CalmCircle allows you to participate in mental rest exercises that you control at your own pace to reduce stress and improve sleep and self-compassion.  The program is very simple, classic and personal in that you have an account and just use the exercises at your own pace - as you wish.  We think balance is so important yet we know that is often very challenging to attain, especially for honors students so we encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity which is highly effective in giving you tools to manage stress in a healthy way. Click here to set up a CalmCircle account. We think you will really enjoy these exercises as they are very relaxing and helpful!

After setting up your free account, you will be asked to complete a pre and post survey.  This just helps determine how useful the program is to you after 8 weeks.   The CalmCircle exercises were developed with your very busy schedules in mind.  The program takes only a reasonable and completely manageable time commitment. Many of our staff plan to participate along with our students! Additional benefits of CalmCircle include improved focus, concentration, compassion, creativity, and a sense of well-being.  For any questions about CalmCircle, please contact our CalmCircle partner, Trish Kinney at


As a Barrett student you are rising to the challenge of the honors experience. You are obtaining excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to articulate on your feet in The Human Event while working with a community of scholars who are also driven to make the most of their time here at ASU and Barrett. A key element to your success, now and beyond your undergraduate experience, is knowledge of your personal strengths, motivators, and communication style. Self-awareness can allow you to leverage what makes you uniquely you, as well as help you determine how to apply this knowledge in your daily life.

Through a partnership with the Indigo Assessment, Barrett is bringing you a free tool that will build a customized report all about you! 

• Who you are
• What motivates you
• What your strengths are
• How this information applies to teamwork and communication

We urge you to take the Indigo assessment and attend a workshop. It’s helpful to attend the workshop with friends, roommates, or team members so that you can learn more about one another and how to get along and be the most effective together in a group. Look for workshop announcements in the Honors L Digest.

First year student survey link:
2nd-4th Year student survey link:
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The Barrett Guide: Health and Wellness for College Students

This is a wonderful new health guide for you produced by Dr. Doug Lakin (a Barrett alum), Debra Landau-West and Barrett 2017 alumna Carolina Abboud (as part of her thesis research).  It is for college students and partially by college students, and is full of practical health information that you can use regularly. It is half financially sponsored by Barrett but half by Dr. Lakin himself as a gift to Barrett and its students.  It is available free on iPhones as an “iBook” and is a free app on your android phones.