Wellness Center Podcasts and Workshops:
The Wellness Center is offering the following synchronous Zoom programs during the week of the election to help students cope with the stress of this year's election and related societal stressors:
Coping Ahead and Navigating Uncertainty (Monday, November 2nd, 3-4pm) - https://dickinson.zoom.us/j/88271368648
Coping Now – Election Night Wellness Break (Tuesday, November 3rd, 10-11pm) - https://dickinson.zoom.us/j/89952072995?pwd=ZzFRcktVNXQwSnhVdFlUR05IQXhtdz09
Coping Beyond and Navigating Uncertainty (Wednesday, November 4th, 12:30-1:30pm) - https://dickinson.zoom.us/j/87592400904
Through these programs, students will have the opportunity to speak with two of our staff counselors about ways to cope with uncertainty and speak with peers about ways that they are navigating these uncertain times. The full description of these programs can be found on our EngageD page.
Virtual Mental Health Awareness Week Events
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 - Facts, Figures, and Action Points
Brene' Brown Book Club Series:
During the Fall 2020 semester, the Wellness Center will be hosting a weekly book club discussion of 4 different books written by the amazing “storyteller/researcher” Dr. Brene Brown! All students who are feeling the weight of loneliness, social separation, and mental fatigue are invited to join the Wellness Center and our campus partners on a weekly journey towards wholehearted living, connection, and shared belonging, through these weekly, virtual, book club discussions. Each week, group leaders and students will not only reflect on the content of the assigned reading, but will also explore additional media such as TED Talks, podcasts, and blogs that are relevant to current racial, sociopolitical, and identity issues. We hope students and leaders alike will take this opportunity to connect with each other and bring their authentic selves to the discussion!
Please note that each group is designed with a specific academic year in mind, but students may choose to join a group that is focused on a book of personal interest if they are comfortable with that peer group. Attendance every week is not required, but it is encouraged to get the most benefit from this experience. These groups will be held in Zoom or Microsoft Teams and dates/times for each group are listed below. Please sign up in EngageD.
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Thursdays 12-1pm starting September 17th
- Rising Strong: Fridays 3:30-4:30pm starting September 18th
Dr. Megan Nesbitt
The Daily Breath podcast will provide deep breathing exercises, relaxation, guided visualization, and mindfulness activities for supporting calm, promoting mental balance, and managing anxiety. Several episodes will be only a few minutes long, focusing on a single technique and able to fit easily in to your day. Other episodes will be longer workshops, for when you have more time.
Click here: https://anchor.fm/megan-n1 to be taken to the podcast (scroll down to see the episodes) or look for The Daily Breath, with Dr. Megan N wherever you find your podcasts.
Topic: Deep Breathing and Relaxation Workshop with Dr. Megan Nesbitt
Feeling anxious in these unpredictable times and struggling to practice focus and calm? Has it been difficult to interrupt worrying and be present? This group will meet weekly to engage in mind-body techniques for calming anxiety. Each meeting will begin with deep breathing and then focus on a relaxation exercise, a mindfulness technique, or a guided visualization. The group will meet weekly through Zoom on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Beginners welcome.
Time: This is a recurring meeting, weekly on Thursdays at 4:30 PM.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 720 9514 6417
ANXIETY AND FILM DISCUSSION GROUP
Meets Fridays, 1pm to 2pm starting 9/19/20
Facilitator: Todd Drazien, LCSW
In this group, film/television clips and short films will be used to promote group discussion about stress management and anxiety issues. Each group will feature a live stream clip or short from YouTube that can be viewed by participants in real time. These clips will depict characters struggling with a situation or event that has caused a significant amount of stress and anxiety. Group members will be encouraged to share their thoughts and impressions about each clip, as well as any relatable personal experiences they feel comfortable sharing. The facilitator will offer clinical interpretations as well as information about treatment modalities and interventions that might be helpful to the character. The sharing of personal information will be limited and students will be encouraged to participate at their own level of comfort.
Please register in advance for this meeting via Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
OTHER ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Sigma Lambda Beta presents:
Self Care through Mindfulness and Yoga 1
Wellness Yoga Class
Julie Vastine, Director of ALLARM, is offering wellness yoga workshops to all Dickinson students, faculty, and staff. Please sign up in Totara: https://totara.dickinson.edu/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=1008
Dates (all 12pm-1pm EST)
- September 7
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- December 7