email announcements about weekly classes and other workshops throughout the
year. These may be programs generated by the Student Wellness Committee or by
Counseling & Wellness Services. All wellness activities are done in
collaboration with Student Affairs.
our wellness activities are generated and led by students on the Student
Wellness Committee. Membership is open to interested students from the
medical, physician assistant and graduate schools on our campus. The goals
of this group are to:
Foster the genius and talents within each individual by enhancing
the satisfaction found in student life
- Maximize student well-being
- Promote resilience and the ability to balance commitments to one’s
self, others and the larger educational and professional context/environment
- Enhance interdisciplinary collaboration
- Promote diversity
- Enable students to pursue areas of interest
- Enhance intrapersonal awareness, self-management, and stress
- Enhance interpersonal awareness, communication and relationship
information about getting involved with student wellness, students may contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
support of students’ physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual
wellness, the following group wellness activities are available on a rotating
basis to medical, physician assistant and graduate students. To maintain a
balance in each of these areas it is useful to consider finding time each day
for sleeping, exercising, healthy eating, socializing, reflecting, focusing,
playing, and non goal-directed time-outs.
information about various activities is usually posted on our Facebook page at
- Mindfulness-Meditation Training: This
4-week, 1 hour/week course will be taught beginning in January 2016 by Dr
Greason. Training focuses on learning mind-body and mindfulness skills that
promote resiliency. This program draws on research-based programs. Please
contact Dr. Greason if you are interested in attending.
- Lunch & Learn Sessions: These
sessions are meant to teach skills to help understand, manage, and cope with
the stressors associated with being a student and adult. Some topics covered
are happiness, communication skills, burnout, test anxiety, sleep difficulties.
These will be announced throughout the year through email and the Student
Wellness Committee Facebook page.
- Group Exercise Programs: These
activities aim to promote the physical health and fitness of students through
group exercise. These will be both organized by Student Wellness, but a forum
is also provided for students to organize their own activities such as pick-up
basketball, running clubs, event training clubs, and more.
Yoga for Stress Management: In
this class students will learn how practices from the yoga tradition can be
used to effectively transition the nervous system from sympathetic to
parasympathetic activation. We will explore how careful attention to the breath
in simple yoga postures can mobilize the spine, decrease muscle tension and
create a calm and focused state of mind. Students will learn practices that
they can do at home and at school to relieve stress and improve focus and
Aerobic Dance: This class set to fun music is a great way to
relieve stress and connect with others.
- Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness
is an attentive awareness of reality. Mindfulness meditation facilitates the
process of self-awareness, which then leads to deeper self-care and peace of
mind. This entails the awareness of one’s bodily functions, feelings, thoughts,
perceptions, and consciousness.
- To Be Determined: This
list is not completely inclusive or exclusive. If there is something you
would like to see organized by the SWC which promotes student wellness and
healthy living please do not hesitate to contact us, this center is intended to
benefit the students.