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Life Hacks Series

Life Hacks Series

13 Reasons Why Not: Understanding Depression

Tuesday, January 29     
Evansdale Crossing, Room 414 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop will focus on better understanding depression at the biological, social and psychological levels, and factors that emphasize living a fulfilling life even in the face of depression.

Managing Academic Setbacks

Wednesday, January 30     
Engineering Sciences Building, Room E201 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop is for students facing academic challenges both big and small. Whether you have fallen short on an exam, failed one or more classes, or are concerned about your academic status as a whole, this workshop is designed to give you tools to manage effectively when things don’t go as planned. Here, we will recognize experiences associated with academic setbacks, examine the potential value of failure, identify some possible ways to cope with setbacks when they occur, and discuss how our reactions to failure may impact our future performance.  

I Love You, I Hate You: What is a Healthy Relationship?

Monday, February 11     
Mountainlair, Laurel Room 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

How do you know if you're in an unhealthy relationship? Maybe you've been told by friends or family that you seem "different" since your relationship started? Maybe you've noticed that you feel anxious, scared, confused, or even unsafe at times during your relationship? Regardless, it can be very difficult to know if a relationship is unhealthy, or "toxic," because warning signs are typically vague and subtle. However, this workshop will teach you how to identify alarm bells that signal that a relationship is unhealthy. You will also learn how to safely disengage from unhealthy relationships and create healthy relationships in the future. .  

Let's Talk About the Big S: Sleep

Wednesday, February 20    
Mountainlair, Laurel Room 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you find yourself getting sick easily, falling asleep in class, gaining weight, being irritable, or unable to handle stress? These are just a few of the many things that poor sleep can cause. College students have a lot of things to balance from assignments, to social life, to work, and many other things, so it comes to no surprise that many college students struggle to get enough sleep. This Life Hack will not only provide you with information about sleep, but also help you identify the signs of poor or inadequate sleep, and tips and tricks to get a better night’s sleep!

10 Myths About Confidence

Thursday, February 28    
Mountainlair, Laurel Room 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone’s confidence spikes up and drops–it’s normal. We always hear that confidence is associated with success and that we need to be confident in order to see positive results. Attend this workshop to better understand what confidence is and learn about 10 common myths we often associate with confidence. Techniques and strategies to improve your confidence will be discussed.

Body Image: Understanding and Improving It

Tuesday, March 19   
Mountainlair, Laurel Room 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.  

'Cause Breakups Happen: Tools to Start Over

Monday, March 25     
Evansdale Crossing, Room 412 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Whether you've been broken up with, made a mutual decision to break up, or initiated a break up, life post-break up is a whole lot more than "time will heal all wounds" or "there are so many other fish in the sea." Many people ask the questions, "Who was I before this relationship?" and "How do I move on?" In this workshop, we will talk about the psychology of breaking up. We will also discuss how you can relearn and rebuild your identity and your life, a conversation anchored in your values and goals. 

Transforming Stress

Tuesday, March 26
Engineering Sciences Building, Room E207 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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. 

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

Thursday, April 11     
Student Recreation Center Classroom, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

Finals First Aid

Wednesday, April 17     
Mountainlair, Laurel Room 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With finals just around the corner, this workshop is designed to give you the tools to cope effectively with the challenge that is finals week. Here, we will have an honest discussion about procrastination, and provide some tips that may help you overcome it, discuss time management tools beyond the paperback planner, talk about the value in goal setting, and provide you with self-care strategies that may help boost your resiliency this upcoming finals week. 

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