New for Fall 2018, Health Initiatives is offering group wellness coaching for all students.
Group wellness coaching is where students can come to optimize their personal goals through shared motivation. Coaches facilitate and support the conversation, but it will be guided by the specific goals and strengths of the participants. The general philosophy of health and wellness coaching is that YOU are the expert in your own life, and are creative, resourceful and capable of positive change. These groups will be centered on the topic of wellness which can encompass many more specific goals. For example, possible areas to explore in coaching include but are not limited to:
- Time management
- Healthy eating/weight management
- Future plans/aspirations
Wellness Coaching is a service to students - not a typical "program". It does not have set educational components or a strict outline to follow. During sessions, students work together to set meaningful, specific goals by acknowledging and applying their individual strengths.
Wellness coaching is a good fit for students who want to make changes to their lives through discussion and reflection.
Coaching differs from group therapy or counseling in that it aims to be very forward thinking, strengths-based, and rooted in motivational interviewing. Coaches are not experts who analyze problems, give advice, and prescribe solutions. Rather, coaches encourages personal responsibility so participants utilize reflective thinking, self-discovery, and self-efficacy to discover his or her full potential.
Health Initiatives is offering six groups this semester.
- Mondays at 1, Cypress Room (9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19)
- Tuesdays at 1:30, Cypress Room (9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27)
- Wednesdays at 10am, Juniper Room (9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5)
- Wednesdays at 1, Cypress Room (9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21*, 12/5)
- Fridays at 12:30, Juniper Room (9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30)
- Graduate students only group: dates/times/locations TBA
Groups are limited to 10 people per group and registration is required.
If you have additional questions, contact Elaine Miller.