The Buffalo way
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.
Featured events this month
The Empowered Mind: Shifting Your Mindset to Take Control of Your Thoughts
This workshop, invites participants to reflect on:
1. How to begin the process (and the importance) of healing emotional trauma.
2. How to create a morning routine to help you stay focused throughout the day.
3. Learn how to take control of your thoughts and emotions
4. How to set boundaries and pinpoint triggers that can take you off track.
5. What resources are available at CU Boulder for students, faculty, and staff.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
Register at this link
The Trouble with My Name
This high-octane, poignant, and hilarious one-man show is a tour-de-force that will make audiences laugh, cry, and embrace the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American LatinX who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world.
The 'Trouble with My Name' examines the issues of language, race, and social justice in an eye-opening performance where Dr. Ávila engages the audience as he tells the story of his life and reads poetry that illustrates what it means to be the American of the future.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m.
Old Main Chapel
Regist at this link.
Health & Wellness Summit: Power of Play!
Play isn't just for kids. Join Health and Wellness Services to learn how fun and play can improve your health, creativity and relationships as an adult.
The summit is open to CU faculty, staff and students.
- How to use humor in the workday
- Stress relief
- Laughter and yoga
- Self care
- Community and connection
Put wellness on your calendar!
Check out these resources on campus
Need to talk with a professional?
How to connect with an embedded therapist:
- Schedule a screening appointment online. If you end up scheduling a screening with a different provider, they can help schedule an initial therapy session with an A&S counselor.
The Contemplative Resource Center (CRC) seeks to integrate secular contemplative practices into how we at the University of Colorado work, teach, learn and live.
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 is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is one of the oldest systems of medicine dating back 4,000 years. Acupuncture works by using tiny needles to stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanism for improved health and well-being.
Certified massage therapists are available to assist with relaxation, stress reduction, sports recovery, improving circulation and decreasing muscle spasms. Our massage staff specializes in Shiatsu, sports, rehabilitation and pain management techniques.
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic (SLHC) offers audiology, speech, and language services to children and adults in the Boulder and Denver Metropolitan area.
Spotlighting Alumni Research
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
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