Wellness Services

Student Wellness

Wellness Services

Watch for 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.

Student Wellness Committee

Many of 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 management
  • Enhance interpersonal awareness, communication and relationship management

For more information about getting involved with student wellness, students may contact us at studentwellness@wakehealth.edu

Group Wellness Activities

In 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.


Up-to-date information about various activities is usually posted on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWC.Wake.Forest/


  • 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.


o    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 attention.



    o    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. 


          Quick Reference

          Dr. Paige Greason, LPC



          Ryan MacLeod, LMFTA
          Student Wellness Counselor



          Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm
          Waiting Room: Gray 5095
          Wake Forest School of Medicine
          Medical Center Boulevard
          Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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