Well-Being Module: Description and Requirements
These programs are offered by the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, the Sports and Recreation Center and the Women's Center. Students do not need to be registered for Will. Power. 101 to participate in the programs listed. All are welcome.
Description This module introduces the concept of well-being, which means a state of mind and body that is healthy, productive, and satisfying. For many people, especially in this time, achieving well-being does not happen by itself, but can be brought about by learning and practicing simple skills and activities on a regular basis. Such practice counteracts the negative impact of the stresses and strains of everyday life, provides a protective shield from them, and helps us cope better. Importantly, too, research shows that it also improves the abilities needed for being successful in school.
Many people prefer one type of well-being activity over others. You can choose one you are already comfortable with, or challenge yourself to try something new. You will be asked to choose from among a range of well-being activities, like exercise classes, developing enhanced relationship and conversation skills, or learning and practicing specific stress management techniques, like relaxation or meditation. Regular practice of any of these activities can have positive benefits for your health, well-being, and academic success.
Requirements1. Participate in 2 of the programs/events listed below.2. Choose a well-being activity (going to the gym, doing yoga, using a well-being app like Calm, etc.) and engage in that activity at least 2-3 times per week.3. Complete a one-page response that addresses each of the following reflection questions. Each question must be answered in complete sentences. -What programs/events did you attend? What well-being activity did you choose? -What have you learned/gained from participating in these activities? -With regard to well-being, what did you do differently that worked? What didn’t work? -What can you do differently to help maintain well-being in the future?
4. For each event that you attend, you will receive a confirmation email verifying your attendance. Submit the confirmation emails, along with the reflection assignment, to your Will. Power. 101 Facilitator for credit.
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Peer Health Advocates
The Peer Health Advocate program supports the mission of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center to enhance the physical and emotional health of students by providing the William Paterson University campus community with innovative programming and educational presentations that enhance the physical and emotional health of students. Peer Health Advocates are trained to develop, promote, and provide health related outreach programming to encourage healthy decision making. They offer their services to students through educational workshops, CHOICES theatrical presentations, tabling events, collaborating with campus clubs and organizations and hosting substance free events. The Peer Health Advocates serve as positive role models both on and off campus by living healthy lifestyles.
Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez, MPH - Wellness Coordinator
Rose Green - Counseling, Health & Wellness Office Manager
Please fill out the form below and email or fax to 973-720-2632 with at least a two week notice.
Some examples of programming provided by us include:
○ Theatrical Presentations
○ Rx Use and Abuse
○ Body Image/Eating Disorders Awareness
○ Stress Management
○ Suicide Prevention
○ Sexual Assault
○ Domestic Violence
○ Dating Violence
○ Healthy Well Being
○ Social Norms Campaigns
○ And More.. Just Ask!
To learn more about the Peer Health Advocates or Health Education Services available, please contact us by e-mailing email@example.com or call: 973-720-2382
Our office is located in Overlook South at the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center
You can also follow the Peer Health Advocates on Facebook!
Promoting Health and Wellness Education
The Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center's Wellness Coordinator, Liz Amaya-Fernandez, along with the Peer Health Advocates provide training, programming, and online education on health and wellness topics throughout the year. Other CHWC staff also assist in facilitating workshops on mental health, nutrition, physical activity and other health topics. Please contact us if you are interested in a training/workshop for your organization/residence hall/class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for online events sponsored by the Peer Health Advocates. Follow us on instagram and twitter @wppha for daily information on keeping healthy & ensuring our well-being during this semester.
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