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chillWELL


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 two 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. Class is offered continually on Mondays at 4:00 at the Student Rec Center.

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. Can be introduced to small groups beginning late Fall 2011.

Movement for Mental Health

Feeling sluggish, sad, unmotivated or anxious? Have you ever considered exercise to improve your mood? In the WELLWVU Movement for Mental Health Program, we want to help you to find types of exercise you enjoy and want to incorporate into your daily schedule. This program puts you in the driver’s seat by empowering you with knowledge! You will feel comfortable in choosing which exercises to perform based on your mood, when it fits into your schedule, and the duration of each exercise session. It will it give you resources you need to achieve your physical activity goals, AND an experienced coach to guide you every step of the way.

For more information, contact Shannon.Foster@mail.wvu.edu

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. chillWELL days will be in the Mountainlair on November 5th and 21st and December 5th from 11 am to 2 pm.

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. chillFEST on Health Sciences Campus will be on November 19th from 11 am to 2 pm in the John Jones Conference Room A. chillFEST downtown will be on December 5th in the Mountaineer Room of the Mountainlair from 11 am to 2 pm.

chillWELL Instagram

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

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