Consider a few questions: Why and how does your brain matter to you? How is it helping you do what you need to do in your course work? Community? In meeting your needs? Are there ways it falls short, and you are struggling? How are you working on keeping your brain, and yourself, as healthy as you both can be? We can help you find answers.
Find resources and ways to support yourself and one another. Download a virtual care package below.
Piya Sorcar is the founder and CEO of TeachAids, faculty fellow at the Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health, and an adjunct affiliate at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She leads a team of world experts in medicine, public health, and education to develop software that solves numerous persistent problems in global health education. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado with degrees in economics, journalism and mass communications and business. She holds a PhD in learning sciences and technology design from Stanford University. In 2011, MIT Technology Review named her to its TR35 list of the top 35 innovators in the world under 35. In 2016, she became the youngest recipient of Stanford’s Alumni Excellence in Education Award.
“It is more important now that ever to take good care of our brains. In support of this, here are a few education tools to take care of yourself and your loved ones.” — Piya Sorcar, founder & CEO of TeachAids, faculty fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
We hope you will join us for CU Boulder’s 4th annual Health & Wellness Summit! The summit is open to CU faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about our holistic approach to health and wellness and about the programs and services available.
The college’s primary embedded therapist liaisons from Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) are Rachel LaHoda and Jazmyne Peters. They will serve as the college’s key CAPS collaborators regarding building relationships with the college or leadership and assessing mental health needs, as well as providing direct counseling services to A&S students. Peters also has special interest and experience in working with BIPOC students, specifically around race-based stress and trauma. The college’s third embedded therapist is Colleen Ehrnstrom, who will also be dedicated to providing direct care and support to students. All A&S students can also see all CAPS counselors including Karen Hamilton-Stokes, therapist Focused on Black or Black-Identified and marginalized students, and Ben Ototivo and Beth Parsons, multicultural specialist positions.
Since 2002, the CAIRR Neuroscience Laboratory in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department has conducted clinical research studies about the efficacy of acupressure for stress, cardiovascular function in stroke survivors, and mild traumatic brain injury in both civilian and veteran populations. From these, an evidence base has emerged, providing the foundation for the ITEA Plus webpage platform.
Acupuncture can also help relieve symptoms related to stress, fatigue, back and neck pain, anxiety and other conditions. Students, staff and faculty can access acupuncture services through Physical Therapy and Integrative Care at Wardenburg Health Center.