Health and Wellness Services is hosting its annual Health and Wellness Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 14. Students are encouraged to join in on wellness activities, informative presentations and more.
Here are four reasons to attend.
1. Join the Student Wellness Experience
Looking to kickstart the semester? Join Health and Wellness Services for the Student Wellness Experience on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event will feature a variety of departments and wellness activities for all. Here are some to check out:
New fitness space and class demos
Join the Rec center at their new functional fitness space for a tour and opportunity to test out an F45 fitness class. This new functional, full-body workout routine can help you improve your energy, metabolic rate, strength and endurance. Come and experience a taste of F45.
Join a mindful painting class to help you express your emotions and creativity, and focus on the present moment. Participants are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited.
Try different activities to help you prepare for and manage stress this semester. You can make your own aromatherapy and stress balls, learn about nutrition and try out accupressure.
2. Learn about healthy relationships and boundaries
Navigating new relationships in college can be challenging. We’re here to help you learn how to form meaningful relationships, practice healthy relationship habits and set effective boundaries. Here are a couple of presentations you can attend to learn more:
Building a Culture of Consent Thursday, Sept. 14 from 3–3:50 p.m.
This presentation will explore how we all have the potential to build a culture of consent on campus and work against rape culture in our society. We’ll explore how to discuss these topics, how we may contribute to rape culture and how to shift our language and actions to support the health and safety of our campus community.
Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides Thursday, Sept. 14 from 4–5:30 p.m.
Join the evening keynote presentation to learn about social wellness, connection, how to build community and more. This session will also cover strategies we can all use to create more inclusive and supportive community spaces and promote individual well-being through our connection with others.
The Benefits of Identifying with a Disability Thursday, Sept. 14 from 1–1:50 p.m.
This session will explore the benefits of identifying with a disability and finding community among others with disabilities. Participants will also learn about resources and opportunities to connect with other disabled students on campus.
3. Learn how to address concerns
Mental health, trauma and safety concerns can impact students and communities. Here are some presentations to attend to learn more:
Preventing Violence and Promoting Safety at CU Thrusday, Sept. 14 from 3–3:50 p.m.
CU’s Cener of the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) is hosting an interactive session to share information about the most common warning signs and concerns among perpetrators of mass violence. They will also discuss recommnedations for when and how to relay concerns to the proper people on campus.
The Power of Early Intervention Thursday, Sept. 14 from 3–3:50 p.m.
Alcohol and other drug use is something many students may encounter during college. Join Health Promotion and the Collegiate Recovery Center to learn about how intentional conversations with peers and facilitators can help students learn how to navigate party culture.
The Impacts of Gambling in College Thurssday, Sept. 14 from 12–12:50 p.m.
Gambling is growing across the state of Colorado, and more than 58% of college students aged 18 to 22 report placing at least one wager in the past 12 months. This session will discuss gambling as a form of addiction, explore its connection with mental health concerns, provide strategies for a healthy gambling relationship and share resources.
4. Explore unique wellness topics
Wellness goes beyond health care and mental health. In fact, many factors can contribute to our well-being including our environment, social connections, finances and more. Here are some presentations to attend if you want to learn more:
Single Living in a World Built for Two Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11–11:50 a.m.
About 50% of adults in the U.S. are single. Whether celebrated or lamented, a global rise in single living is impossible to ignore. Join this session to bust myths and learn what it means to live single in a world built for two.
Understanding the Science of Happiness Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11–11:50 a.m.
Can science-based happiness help combat a growing mental health crisis? Learn about new discoveries underlying our understanding of happiness and antidotes to common happiness myths.
The True Story of Zero Waste and Your Wellness Thursday, Sept. 14 from 1–1:50 p.m.
This session will cover the ways we can all benefit the planet and how those benefits pay off for ourselves and our communities. CU Boulder’s Facilities Management team will also talk about strategies for going ‘zero waste’ and campus goals.