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Wellness Services February Newsletter

Author: Jorden Puzzella/Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Categories: Keyano College General

February Workshops

 

The self-care workshop will provide students with an opportunity to learn about positive thinking and develop coping skills to manage stress. In this workshop, Wellness Services aims to provide students with effective stress-relieving strategies, promote help-seeking behavior, and open the conversation surrounding self-care methods at Keyano College.

The coping with anxiety workshop was designed to provide students with different strategies to help them reduce anxiety and prepare for their exams. Students who participate in this workshop will learn the box breathing technique, progressive muscular relaxation techniques, imaging exercises, and how to practice mindfulness.

February 1st – Self-Care workshop 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. room S212

                             Coping with test anxiety 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. room S212

 

February 20th - Coping with test anxiety 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. room S207

                                Self-Care workshop 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. room S207

 

February 21st- – Self-Care workshop 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. room S207

                                Coping with test anxiety 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. room S207

 

Mindfulness Sessions

 

Mindfulness sessions are designed to improve your well-being, physical health, and mental health.  In these sessions, students will learn how to become mindful in their lives by maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of their thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

Mindfulness Sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 14, and 28 in the mindfulness room of Wellness Services CC260.

 

Mindfulness improves well-being

  • By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.

Mindfulness improves physical health

If greater well-being isn’t enough of an incentive, scientists have discovered the benefits of mindfulness techniques help improve physical health in a number of ways. Mindfulness can:

  • help relieve stress
  • treat heart disease
  • lower blood pressure
  • reduce chronic pain
  • improve sleep
  • alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties

Mindfulness improves mental health

In recent years, psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an important element in the treatment of a number of problems, including:

  • depression
  • substance abuse
  • eating disorders
  • couples’ conflicts
  • anxiety disorders
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

Some experts believe that mindfulness works, in part, by helping people to accept their experiences—including painful emotions—rather than react to them with aversion and avoidance. (helpguide.org, 2017).


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