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This page serves as a central resource for health and wellness programs.  The programs listed and linked to here are either directly facilitated by Health & Counseling professional staff members, sponsored or co-sponsored by the Health & Counseling department, or address wellness-related topics that are likely to be of interest to students.

wellness series for gold

During the 2012-12 academic year, Health & Counseling professional staff members will be facilitating a series of workshops on various health-related topics as part of a new wellness series through the GOLD leadership program.  On the GOLD web site, you can find a complete list of all programs in the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds series (choose "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" from the "Series" search option at left), or view the upcoming workshops below.

Safe Zone Training [HBHM] (Silver) or (Opal)
Thursday, April 10, 2:30 – 4:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This program is designed to develop a deeper awareness of and comfort level with sexual diversity, along with ways individuals can be supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals. Personal ideas and assumptions related to GLBT topics will be addressed in an interactive format with ideas and reactions being openly discussed, along with ways to address sexual oppression.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

Mind Over Mood: Change Your Thoughts to Decrease Stress [HBHM] (Bronze)
Tuesday, April 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will help you to recognize common thought patterns which serve to worsen stress as well as to increase anxiety. Using an example from your own recent experience, you will practice to both recognizing and disputing your negative thoughts.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while. 
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling

Breathing & Meditation: Simple Techniques for Relaxation [HBHM] (Bronze)
Monday, April 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha. In this session, you will practice relaxing your body and mind through simple tools such as special breathing techniques and mantra meditation.
Instructor: Melinda DuBois - Administrative Director, Health & Counseling

Stress Management [HBHM] (Bronze) and (Business PD Event)
Wednesday, April 23, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | MacVittie College Union Hunt Room
Explore the basic techniques of stress management and alternative therapies for coping with your stress. Guided imagery, breathing exercises, and progressive relaxation are all included, so DRESS COMFORTABLY, and be ready to de-compress for a little while. 
Instructor: Dana Minton - Health Educator, Lauderdale Center for Student Health & Counseling
  


other GOLD programs

Additional professional outreach programs offered by Health & Counseling staff members for GOLD are listed below when available.

 

Stressbusters:  Relax*Renew*Refresh

Stressbusters! are specialty sessions offered by Counseling Services sessions and designed to help provide students with tools to manage stress, anxiety, academic problems, and related issues. As of the 2012-13 academic year, we began offering these sessions through the GOLD "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" series described above.  However, if you would like more detailed information about session topics, check out our Stressbusters page.

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone program attempts to increase awareness and acceptance of sexual diversity, while providing a resource network for individuals with questions or concerns related to sexuality.  Safe Zone trainings are held regularly throughout each semester; the full schedule can be found here.