Gustavus Wellbeing in March

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by

9 DimensionsOur March wellbeing offerings are guaranteed to put a spring in your child’s step!

Sleep Education and Advocacy

Did you know March 2-8 is National Sleep Awareness Week? Check out more information from the latest issue of Student Health 101 about how your student can enjoy better sleep! http://readsh101.com/0315/03/gustavus.html

We think sleep deserves much more attention than a single week—it’s the third leading factor to negatively impact Gustie academic performance (National Collegiate Health Assessment, 2014). Later this month, the Wellbeing Peer Assistants are introducing a new program focused on helping students improve their sleep hygiene.

Stress Management is at Hand
The Wellbeing Center has partnered with the Gustavus Student Nursing Association to help students better manage stress (the leading factor to negatively impact Gustie academic performance (National Collegiate Health Assessment, 2014).

FREE head/neck/shoulder/hand massages by trained students are available the following times this month:

  • March 18 from 7:00–8:00P in the Board Room
  • March 23 from 7:00–8:00P in the Konferensrum

Stress Kits are now available to loan from the Wellbeing Center! These kits contain effective and fun stress relieving supplies to use for study breaks, meetings, and much more. Items include: Reflexology Tools; Coloring Sheets and Crayons; Spoonk Acupressure Mat; Play Doh; Yoga Mat w/ Stretch Instructions; Deck of Cards; and Stress Balls.

Safe Spring Break Week
Does your child have big plans for Spring Break? During the week of March 23, the Wellbeing Peer Assistants are teaming up with other campus organizations to ensure your student knows how to have a fun and safe vacation.

Bounce Resilience Training
The Wellbeing Center wants to help your child build a foundation for optimal living in times of stress, loss, and sudden change. We’re excited to be launching a resilience training program that’ll help your student view stress and adversity in a more manageable light. Stay tuned for more information as we establish this exciting—and much needed—program!

 

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