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chillWELL

chillWELL, beat stress and optimize your well-being, quality of life and performance.

According to a recent AP-mtvU poll, 85% of college students report feeling stressed daily. The good news is that transforming stress is very doable. Simple activities that are easy to learn can dramatically change the way someone perceives stress. As little as two minutes a day of training your brain to scan the world for the positive and express gratitude can be effective at changing stress levels. WELLWVU’s website has interactive games and articles related to stress management and chill “wellcasts,” for stress reduction here.

chillWELL months (Nov/Dec) feature three chillFESTs that provide students the opportunity to experience yoga, massage, meditation, and relaxation as well as learn techniques to shift to positive, look for the good and experience gratitude. Try some of the links and programs below to help transform stress in your life.

WELLGO Calendar

Use building blocks to plan and identify activities that make up a typical day (e.g., breakfast, class, workout, free time, dinner, etc.). Understand how you’re spending most of your time and whether you’re making the most out of the time you have. Learn how to set priorities and explore relationships between specific behaviors and performance. Click here.

Online chillPack

We’ve created a chillPack to help you chill and retrain your brain to look for the positive. Do one activity a day and watch your productivity and perspective change for the better. Click here.

Mantra Workshop

Mantra Workshop is an artistic workshop that encourages the use of positive self statements

Yoga

Learn Anusara Inspired yoga techniques and begin to shift your point of view to focus on the positive and be connected to your heart space. Yoga is also great for decreasing stress and increasing strength, flexibility, and vitality.

Guided Breathing exercise

No need to schedule – just click here and listen online.

Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation

No need to schedule – just click here and listen online.

HeartMath

Transform stress into resilience with this computer based biofeedback system. Heartmath focuses on teaching students to self-regulate emotions and build coherence (smoother, more relaxed heart rhythms) skills.

chillWELL Days

Relax with activities that are sure to take your mind off what’s stressing you out. Coloring, finger painting, beading, tea making, and stress ball making are just some of the activities.

chillFEST

chillFESTs provide students the opportunity to experience yoga, massage, meditation, and relaxation as well as learn techniques to shift to positive, look for the good, and experience gratitude.

chillWELL Instagram

Students are encouraged to take pictures of things they’re grateful for and post them on Instagram using #wvugrateful.

Schedule of Events

The first chillFEST will be 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Health & Education Building. The second chillFEST will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the following day, Nov. 11, at Health Sciences in the John Jones Conference Room. Finally, the last chillFEST will occur 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Mountainlair.

Drop-in yoga sessions are being offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. from Nov. 10 through Dec. 15 at the Health & Education Building. Drop-in meditation will take place Thursdays at 4 p.m. from Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 in the same location. Drop-in HeartMath® and WELLGO calendar lab hours will be Nov. 3 through Dec. 12: Mondays 4-7 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:30-7 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. to noon at the Health & Education Building.

To learn more about how to participate in chillWELL activities, like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WELLWVU) or request a program here.