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Life Hacks Series

Fall 2019 Life Hacks

The Mountains are Calling: Using Nature to Promote Self-Care #1

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Recreation Center

As a student at WVU, you have access to some of the country's most beautiful natural resources. Come to this experiential workshop where we will learn by doing about how you can use nature to invest in your self-care and promote wellness. You will leave this workshop feeling peaceful, engaged, and excited about the ways you can connect with the natural world to enhance your own personal well-being.

Co-sponsored by AdventureWV

Cause Breakups Happen: Tools to Start Over

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evansdale Crossing, Room 412

Break-ups can be one of the most difficult processes a person has to go through. Learn about self-care strategies to tolerate the distress of a terminated relationship, why break-ups can hurt so badly, and how to eventually move on from a break-up. This workshop will help you understand your own internal process and help you learn to better yourself and your dating life after a break-up.


What do I like, what do you like? Sexual Self-Care and Connection

Monday, September 30, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room

Sexual self-care? I know what you’re thinking, but it isn’t as simple as that! Explore what it means to be sex-positive, and truly take care of one of your fundamental needs as a human being. This discussion-based workshop includes talking about fantasy, identity, your curiosity and limits, relationships and real-time consent. We’ll look at how you can utilize sexual self-care to gain self-knowledge and use this personal power to enrich your life.

Speak Up, Save a Life: Suicide Awareness

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room

What to do when a friend is struggling with thoughts of suicide. We will answer questions, dispel myths, and provide resources for supporting yourself and others during difficult times.

The Mountains are Calling: Using Nature to Promote Self-Care #2

Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Student Rec Center Classroom

As a student at WVU, you have access to some of the country's most beautiful natural resources. Come to this experiential workshop where we will learn by doing about how you can use nature to invest in your self-care and promote wellness. You will leave this workshop feeling peaceful, engaged, and excited about the ways you can connect with the natural world to enhance your own personal well-being.

Co-sponsored by AdventureWV

Transforming Stress (Out of Class Event for Engineering Students)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mountainlair, JG Theater

As the semester responsibilities build, so can our stress. But did you know that how we view stress can impact our performance and overall health? Research shows that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. In other words, it's all in how you relate to your challenges. This workshop will walk you through understanding stress, identifying your areas of perceived stress, guide you through a mindfulness practice that can help you relate to and turn towards your stress in new ways, and use a re-framing exercise to articulate the new perspective shift you've created. This session will include a few slides, some guided exercises and time for Q&A at the end. Feel free to bring a journal or notepad, but a worksheet will be provided.

Body Image: Understanding and Improving It

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evansdale Crossing, Room 412

This workshop is designed to help students understand what body image is and identify how to improve their body image or help a friend with body image concerns.

Ask! (and you will receive): learning to speak up and negotiate for what you need

Monday, November 4, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Evansdale Crossing, Room 412

Missed opportunities. Missed connections. Not getting important information. Not getting resources or extra time. How many times have you let something you really wanted to do go by the wayside because you were afraid to speak up? This workshop looks at the simple (but sometimes scary) task of first identifying, then planning, and finally asking for what you need. It won’t happen if you don’t ask!

The Mountains are Calling: Using Nature to Promote Self-Care #3

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Student Rec Center Classroom

As a student at WVU, you have access to some of the country's most beautiful natural resources. Come to this experiential workshop where we will learn by doing about how you can use nature to invest in your self-care and promote wellness. You will leave this workshop feeling peaceful, engaged, and excited about the ways you can connect with the natural world to enhance your own personal well-being

From Critic to Friend - How Self-Kindness Can Build Resilience When You Need It Most

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room

This workshop provides simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing stress or difficult emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, participants gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into their daily lives. Learn how to shift from being so hard on yourself to handling challenging situations with greater ease. Motivate yourself and interact with others from a place of kindness rather than criticism.

Fall 2019 Grad Hacks

Graduate student life is demanding.  Join us for our 2019 Grad Hacks to learn ways to adapt and find balance in graduate school.

The Mountains are Calling: Using Nature to Promote Self-Care

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6 PM - 7 PM
Student Rec Center Classroom

As a student at WVU, you have access to some of the country's most beautiful natural resources. Come to this experiential workshop where we will learn by doing about how you can use nature to invest in your self-care and promote wellness. You will leave this workshop feeling peaceful, engaged, and excited about the ways you can connect with the natural world to enhance your own personal well-being.

Healthy Relationships: Personally & Professionally

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6 PM - 7 PM
Mountainlair, Shenandoah Room

Maintaining effective communication in graduate school can be difficult. This workshop will provide you with skills to enhance your communication within personal and professional relationships.

From Critic to Friend - How Self-Kindness Can Build Resilience When You Need It Most

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 7 PM - 8 PM
Life Sciences Building, Room G21

This workshop provides simple tools for responding in a kind, compassionate way whenever we are experiencing stress or difficult emotions. Through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises, participants gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into their daily lives. Learn how to shift from being so hard on yourself to handling challenging situations with greater ease. Motivate yourself and interact with others from a place of kindness rather than criticism.

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