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Summer Advantage Workshops

Counseling Services is glad to coordinate with the Office of Student Activities this summer to offer Summer Advantage Workshops during the month of July 2019.  We invite all Summer Advantage students to stop by to meet us and take part in a fun workshop activity.  No registration is required.  Workshops will be held in Slane Center at the Starbuck’s Coffee entrance on the 2nd floor.  Workshops will be held on the following dates from 11 am – 1 pm.  You can drop in anytime.  Topics include:

Wednesday, July 3rd – EXPRESS YOUR SELFIE – Join us to paint on canvas a self-expression!

Wednesday, July 10th – MINDFULNESS – Join us to create your own stress ball and learn some mindfulness techniques!

Wednesday, July 17th – SLEEP HYGIENE – Join us to learn about the importance of health sleep and get a sleep mask!

Wednesday, July 24th – CREATE YOUR OWN ZEN GARDEN – Join us to create a take-away zen garden to help de-stress!

Counseling Services offers a variety of workshops and groups throughout the year.  New workshops are currently being planned for Fall 2019, so check back soon to see what we have in store for the coming semester! In the meantime, here are some past workshops that we have offered:

Horticultural  Workshop

 

You may already know that being in nature can have awesome effects on our bodies as we breathe cleaner air and activate our absorption of Vitamin D from the sun.  But, did you know that there are also many mental health benefits from nature, as well?

Here are some ways that being in nature helps us:

*Reduction in stress, anxiety and depression

*Restorative effects from mental illness

*Increase in focus and attention

*Increase in relaxation

*Improved mood

*Increased resilience

*Increased self-esteem

*Increased connections and social interactions

Contact our Clinical Counselor, Amber Kelley, to learn more about the mental health benefits of nature!  She has offered different activities each session and all supplies were provided. Some past activities included:

Planting/Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs

Making Potpourri

Planting/Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs

Making a Terrarium

Planting for Diversity

Check out these absolutely GORGEOUS terrariums that we made together!  Getting “down to earth” together, getting to know each other better and making some new friends!  Thank you to everyone who participated – We hope to see you again soon!

 

Everyday Wellness: Enhancing Self-Care & Wellbeing

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Are you ready to make self-care a priority? Do you want to learn how to develop healthier habits that can improve your overall wellbeing? This workshop was offered in the past and may also be included in our plans for Fall 2019.

  • Learn to cultivate gratitude
  • Reduce stress & learn relaxation techniques
  • Discover how to become mindfully aware of the foods you eat to nourish your body.
  • Topics included in past workshops:

Gratitude Journaling

Relaxation Techniques

Mindful Eating

 Stress Management

When we feel good, we make better choices, and better choices lead to improved life satisfaction. Start with these small changes and make Everyday Wellness a part of your daily routine!

 

Mindfulness Workshop

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This holistic workshop was designed to teach specific techniques to reduce anxiety and promote health and wellness.

Bring your stress with you and leave it behind when you go!

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Foundations for Healthy Relationships

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This four-week workshop provided fundamental skills that could change ALL of your relationships for the better!

We addressed how to have healthy relationships with friends, family, significant others, professors, co-workers and anyone you encounter.

 

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE

Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)

E-mail: studentlife@highpoint.edu