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Well-being labs schedule: Make positive changes!

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!


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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