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Well-being labs for 2022-23

The Learning Commons will present a series of well-being labs to provide students with knowledge and skills from a variety of different disciplines intended to improve their overall sense of well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to explore social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being components in a variety of interactive sessions with campus and community experts. Come learn how to make positive changes for yourself and others!

→ Please RSVP to Farrah Roberts

Schedule

Sept. 28: -Suicide Prevention Training (Question, Persuade and Refer) 

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Hosts: Farrah Roberts, Daisy Moran and Tia Fuhr

Just like CPR, QPR is an immediate response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. In honor of Suicide Awareness Month, join us to learn what you can do to help. Ask the question, save a life!

Oct. 26: In Their Shoes

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Hosts: Zachary Draves and Cassie H

Experiential learning experience about dating violence. Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real people including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationship and move through the scenarios.

Nov. 16: Improving Sleep, How To Make Technology Work For You

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Host: Allison Mirell-Heaton, Counseling Services

Sleep is closely connected to mental and emotional health. Unfortunately, between 70-96% of college students report not getting enough sleep! Learn new strategies to get deep sleep using technology and don’t forget to take a free sleep mask.

Jan. 22: Becoming Your Own Therapist: an Introduction to Self-Help Techniques for Anxiety and Depression

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Host: Bill Iavarone, director of Counseling Services

Learn cognitive-behavioral techniques that you can use on your own to help with anxiety and depression. 

Feb. 22: Mindful Movement/Yoga

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Host: Dr. Lena Hann, Public Health

Mindful movement allows us to check in with our bodies and get moving in a way that can help us lower stress, release stagnant energy, and strengthen our mind-body connection. It's a great way to practice self-care by incorporating both mental and physical well-being.

March 22: Setting Healthy Boundaries

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Host: Farrah Roberts, director of Student Well-Being and Resiliency

Learn to say “no” with confidence while creating healthy boundaries as you navigate difficult family dynamics, relationship concerns, social obligations, academic pressures and much more. Setting boundaries includes deciding what you want or don't want, telling others, and then sticking with those decisions once you've made them.

April 26: Remembering Your “Why,” Exploring Your Purpose

4-5 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Hosts: Pastor Melinda Pupillo, Campus Ministries

Finding your “why” doesn't always have to mean finding your one, all-encompassing life's purpose that you'll do forever. Sometimes, it just means inserting some understanding, reflection connection to what you're doing right now.

May 1 (This is a Monday)-Mental Health Day Event

3-4 p.m. in the Gerber Center, Gävle Room 3
Hosts: Augie NAMI and The Gray Matters Collective

Guest speaker, activities, snacks, therapy dogs and informational tables. Come to learn, listen and meet others that are interested in breaking the stigma and improving mental health on campus.


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