Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

April 14, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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Wellness Education Week 2021

Wellness Education Week 2021:

Monday, April 19th to Friday, April 23rd

Click here for 2021 Calendar of Events!

Click here for BMC Community Virtual Scrapbook!

Look forward to speakers, workshops & de-stressers throughout the week!

We are so grateful for the collaboration and support of the Health & Wellness Center, Dean’s Office, President’s Office, and Pensby Center!

November 2, 2021
by Lana Giha
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Debrief of Meet & Greet with Health & Wellness Center

On November 1st we hosted a Meet & Greet with the Health & Wellness Center. During the event we talked about COVID-19 resources, support groups through the Counseling Center, and a plethora of other resources. If you couldn’t attend, we missed you but you’re also in luck because a link to the slides from the event are posted below! Feel free to contact us on Instagram or email us at bmc.hcab@gmail.com and jlo@brynmawr.edu with any questions!

Presentation Slides (Fall 2021): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1R5L0qY21L0sTadJ41FvnY8z99blEKZNilGlr4tvs91E/edit?usp=sharing

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Keynote Workshop: Active Minds V-A-R Workshop

2021 Keynote Workshop – Active Minds V-A-R:

Friday, April 23 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST, open to BMC community!

Presented by: Active Minds’ Chief Program Officer, Laura Horne, and Senior Manager of Health Equity, Tanya Bass

Hosted by: Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

Attendees will receive a certificate for their participation in the workshop!

Interested in watching the recording? Email jlo@brynmawr.edu!

Click Here to Register for the Keynote Workshop!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Active Minds’ Chief Program Officer, Laura Horne, and Senior Manager of Health Equity, Tanya Bass, will be hosting a workshop with a focus on Active Minds’ V-A-R tool as well as LGBTQ+, gender, and equity-related topics. Attendees will participate in a workshop to train them on the V-A-R conversation model and will receive a certificate afterward.

Validate, Appreciate, Refer® are three easy-to-use steps that provide a path to listening and responding in a helpful way. V-A-R conversations can take many forms — phone, in-person, text message, video call. No matter the format, what matters most is being there and showing that you care. V-A-R helps us know what to say in those moments. A conversation that includes the elements of Validate, Appreciate, Refer is one that allows you to actively listen to someone you care about and support them in meaningful ways.

Check out the Active Minds website: https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/var/

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Keynote Speaker: Dior Vargas Keynote Speaker + Q&A

2021 Keynote Speaker – Dior Vargas:

Wednesday, April 21 from 7-8PM EST, open to BMC community!

Presented by: Dior Vargas, MS, MPH, CNP

Hosted by: Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

Interested in watching the recording? Email jlo@brynmawr.edu!

Click Here to Register for the Keynote Speaker Event!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dior Vargas, MS, MPH, CNP is a Queer Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist and the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of Black Indigenous People of Color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the editor of The Color of My Mind, a photo essay book based on the photo project.

Dior is the recipient of numerous awards, including the White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations under the Obama Administration, the 2015 Alternatives Conference Cookie Grant and Bill Compton LGBTQI Leadership Award, a 2017 Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame Inductee, and a 2020 Diversability D-30 Disability Impact List Honoree.

Dior tours the country delivering keynotes, hosting workshops, and speaking on panels, and her work and insight have been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and NBC News Latino. Dior has a BA in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College, an MS in Publishing from Pace University, and an MPH from New York University. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in New York City.

Check out Dior’s website for more information: https://www.diorvargas.com

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Combating Procrastination Workshop

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Hosted by: Clara Chamorro ’22, Anna Hsu ’22, and Aanandi Murlidharan ’23 (Writing Center Tutors)

Do you find yourself always procrastinating on your essays? Got a five-page paper due tomorrow that you haven’t started? If so, then this workshop is just for you! Join Writing Center tutors in a workshop that will give you tips and tricks to combat procrastination and zoom through that paper!

During this workshop, we will explore about myths about procrastination, the reasons behind procrastination, and some tips and tricks for combating procrastination while writing.

Click here to register for the Zoom workshop.

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Celebrating each other: How to reject the culture of “Appearance Ideal” by focusing on the person within!

Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET

Hosted by: Beth Kotarski, Director of Medical Services (Health & Wellness Center)

 

Studies show that to affirm the inner person and reject an appearance-focused culture can decrease eating disorder risk on college campuses.

This 30-minute workshop will give some tips and tools to confidently support and be with others while rejecting the appearance ideal.

Click here to join the Zoom event.

Meeting ID: 940 6389 2160

 

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Powerful Yoga

Tuesday, April 20th, 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET

Hosted by: Gabrielle Gary (Alumnae Relations)

 

Join Gabrielle Gary for an afternoon Power Yoga (vinyasa flow). End your day with powerful breath and positive energy. This practice is for everybody. Come as you are and enjoy practicing with the BMC community. This class will be virtual; please bring a mat, towel, and water. Gabrielle Gary completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Anjali Power Yoga Studio in 2015, where she still teaches. In 2016 she completed Prenatal Teacher training at Dig Yoga. In the summer of 2020, she completed Baron Baptiste’s Level One training program and is now a Certified Baptiste Teacher.

Click here to join the Zoom event.

Meeting ID: 943 3727 6860 Passcode: 866818