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Well-being labs for fall 2020-2021

Well-being labs provide students with knowledge and skills from a variety of different disciplines intended to improve overall well-being.

Students will have the opportunity to explore social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being in a variety of interactive sessions with campus experts. They will learn how to make positive changes that will help them be successful.

• For all sessions, RSVP by 4 p.m. the previous day to receive a Google Meet link.

Time Management for Hybrid Learning, 3-4 p.m. Sept. 10 

Presented by Yen Dao. Explore easy and effective time management strategies to successfully navigate hybrid learning. 

Let Go and Be Well, 3-4:15 p.m. Sept. 15

Allison Mirell-Heaton will present “Let Go and Be Well 1: The Six Core Principals of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).”

ACT focuses on values, self-compassion, acceptance, and mindfulness. At the end of this session students will have experienced an introduction to "ACT, Thinking vs Observing Mind," and have practiced a brief mindful awareness exercise and a breathing exercise.

Let Go and Be Well II, 3-4 p.m. Sept. 22

Allison Mirell-Heaton will present "Let Go and Be Well 2: Fusion and Defusion.” In this session, students will learn specific strategies to defuse from negative or unhelpful thoughts and lessen the impact on well-being.

Let Go and Be Well III, 3-4 p.m. Sept. 29

Allison Mirell-Heaton will present “Let Go and Be Well 3: Acceptance. Let go of avoidance and the struggle to control thoughts and feelings. Learn ways to accept all thoughts and feelings to have energy to pursue a meaningful life. Students will also practice a letting-go relaxation exercise.

Prevent Test Anxiety with Effective Test Preparation, 3-4 p.m. Oct. 8

Yen Dao will explore easy and effective strategies to prevent test anxiety and improve test scores. 

Taking Control of Your Well-Being, 3-4 p.m. Oct. 13

Farrah Roberts will explore the six dimensions of well-being and discuss specific ways to improve in each of the areas in order to become a happier, more fulfilled and successful person.

Improving our Relationships, 3-4:15 p.m. Oct. 20

Bill Iavarone will focus on communication strategies and problem-solving in effective, meaningful, and long-lasting relationships.

What is a Healthy Relationship?, 3-4 p.m. Oct. 27

This lab with Bill Iavarone focuses on the qualities of a healthy relationship, identifying problems in a relationship, and the different communication styles in a relationship.

Make It OK: Mental Health 101,4-5 p.m. Nov. 3

Presented by Farrah Roberts, this is an opportunity to learn, talk and share about ways to change attitudes and negative perceptions of mental illness and how to support someone who is struggling.

Mindfulness, 3-4 p.m. Nov. 5

Alyssa Matz will introduce students to mindfulness and practices and their benefits.

Time Management for the Stressed Augie Student, 3-4 p.m. Nov. 12

Yen Dao will explore effective time management strategies to prevent stress.


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