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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

Several years ago, Health & Counseling bega a series of workshops on various health-related topics as part the GOLD leadership program.  On the GOLD web site, you can find a complete list of all programs in this series, callled Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds (choose "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" from the "Series" search option at left).  We also try to keep the the list below up-to-date, but you will need to register on the GOLD site.

 

MARCH


Healthy Relationships 
Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union 319
How do you keep the lines of communication open so that you can maintain strong, honest, and respectful relationships? What are signs of an unhealthy relationship? Learn about ways to foster happiness in your relationships and what to do if relationships are unhealthy.
Instructor: Laura Swanson - Counselor, Health & Counseling

Building Your Stress Toolbox: 10 Techniques for Managing Stress 
Thursday, March 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
In this interactive session, you will identify a variety of strategies, or "tools," for managing stress. These will include cognitive strategies, breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and more.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Cholette - Clinical Director, Student Health & Counseling

Cultivating Happiness
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This session will review some basic happiness theory and research with the primary focus on developing various techniques that can be used to nurture a fun positive outlook on life. 
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Introduction to Yoga
Wednesday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | College Union Hunt Room
Learn how yoga can reduce stress, help with sleep, and improve your overall well-being. We will be practicing some simple yoga exercises so dress in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move
Instructor: Deb Penoyer - Nurse Manager, Health Services

APRIL 

Using Your Personality Type: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Monday, April 6, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a premier tool to help you understand yourself and how your personality relates to your work and communication styles, and eventually your leadership style. The majority of the workshop will be spent verifying your four-letter Type with exercises, followed by a discussion on how we function at work and communication with others. Key information for developing leaders! Completion of the MBTI Form M questionnaire is required prior to the workshop. You will receive instructions on how to access Form M one week prior to the workshop. Class size limited to 20.
Instructor: Dr. Alex Carlo - Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center

Self-Hypnosis 
Monday, April 13, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie College Union, Room 114
This is an experiential session designed to introduce students to the relaxation technique of self-hypnosis. Along with some of the techniques used to facilitate deep relaxation and resources to help them develop their own self-hypnosis regiment, myths regarding hypnosis will be dispelled.
Instructor: Dr. Gene Griffing - Staff Psychologist, Student Health & Counseling

Stress Management
Monday, April 13, 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

Stress Management
Wednesday, April 15, 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.

 

 

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.