Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 3 PM - 4 PM
Apr. 6 - Jun. 1

Weekly Wellness Wednesdays workshops are designed to nourish body, mind, and spirit. Join us every Wednesday starting April 6.

All workshops will meet in Viking Union 460 except for our Arb Walk on May 4th and Flower Power workshop on June 1st. Find specific details for those workshops below. 

This program will adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines and safety precautions and is subject to change.

Illustration of the sun framed by the words Wellness Wednesdays rising over Mount Baker

Spring 2022 Schedule

Self-Care IRL

April 6

Most of us realize that self-care is important to our overall well-being, but self-care may not always feel accessible. Self-care is more than yoga, massages, and meditation! Come learn about different ways to utilize self-care throughout your day, and some strategies for squeezing self-care into your busy schedule!

Facilitator: Amy Dunham

Dare to Connect Creatively

April 13

Learn practical strategies to get out of our comfort zones, overcome loneliness, and fulfill our needs for meaningful social connections.

Facilitator: CJ Swanlund

All About Cannabis

April 20

Learn more about how cannabis effects the body and brain, how to read cannabis labels, and about THC and CBD.  Discover ways to reduce the likelihood of having a negative experience and undesirable effects.

Facilitator: Gwen Koenig

How to Feel All the Feels

April 27

Join Nikki and Deidre to learn body-based coping strategies for emotions. These strategies help you relieve stress and tension.

Facilitators: Nikki Cassidy & Deidre Evans

Destress Sesh in the Arb

May 4

We will meet for this session at the Outdoor Center, VU 150, at 4:30 PM

Come to a local and accessible walk in the Sehome Arboretum to de-stress after a long day of classes! We will perform contemplative activities that focus on center oneself in nature and creating internal and external awareness. Participants will have time to complete a “5 sense de-stress" activity, meditate, and journal.

Facilitators: Outdoor Center & Danny Moloney

Indigenous Wellness and Resilience Strategies

May 11

Join Brandon, Director of Student Resilience, as we explore Indigenous wellness practices and strategies for building resilient communities.

Facilitator: Brandon Joseph

Be Well WWU

May 18

Come join our THRIVE Wellness Advocates to discuss strategies around staying mentally well at WWU! 

Facilitator: Wellness Advocates

Be Kind To Yourself

May 25

Are you your own worst critic? Join Teresa as she guides you through mindful self-compassion exercises to help direct kindness towards yourself. 

Facilitator: Teresa Hoffman

Flower Power

June 1

We will meet in the parking lot behind Fairhaven Stacks (south) just outside the Outback Farm entrance at 3 PM

Join counselor and ethnobotany student Tonya Pepper at Outback Farm to cultivate mental wellness through plant-based contemplative practice, light art-making, and tea-drinking. We will also learn about the Outback Farm! Artists and non-artists encouraged.

Facilitator: Tonya Pepper