Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Boosting Self-Confidence and Relaxation with Self-Hypnosis

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Hosted by: Amanda Brown (Undergraduate Dean’s Office)

Do you want to boost your self-confidence and your concentration? Self-hypnosis could be right for you! Bring your headphones and an open-mind for this Wellness Education Workshop led by Amanda Brown. Amanda Brown is one of the admins in the UG Dean’s Office. She is a certified health and life coach, has a master’s in providing therapy, and is in the process of completing her certification in hypnotherapy. During this workshop, you’ll learn all about what hypnosis is, what it ISN’T, and how it can be beneficial for you. Amanda will teach you how to do self-hypnosis to boost your self-confidence and relaxation, so you can better focus on your goals. It’s a great stress-reliever for finals week, too! To get the full benefits of this session, you’ll need something to write on, headphones, and a quiet place where you won’t be distracted for about an hour. Hypnosis works best when you have an open-mind and a willingness to try something new.

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Resource: Self-Hypnosis Script Summary – Amanda Brown ©

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Sleeping as a Student

Thursday, April 22, 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Hosted by: Babbie Fulton and Jamie Weist (Health & Wellness Center)

Student Co-Facilitator: Isabel Bradford (Peer Health & Wellness Educator, PHWE)

We’ll be addressing tips for managing sleep and also address the culture of sleeplessness among college students.

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Meeting ID: 961 8917 7518 Passcode: 444170

April 17, 2021
by Alison Kinney
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WEW2021: Your Body is Not an Apology: A Guided Journaling Session on Body Liberation and Radical Self Love

Thursday, April 22, 10:00 – 10:30 AM ET

Hosted by: Sara Lewis (Health & Wellness Center)

I will offer prompts for journaling and facilitate group sharing on body liberation and radical self love. Prompts will be inspired by Sonya Renee Taylor’s book The Body is Not an Apology.

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April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Grow Through What You Go Through – Pick up a Flower @ Taylor Drive

Wednesday, April 21, 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET @ Taylor Drive

Hosted by: Whitney Rigodon & Jaclyn Lo (Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board, HCAB)

Life has thrown us endless challenges in the past year and we have persevered as a community! All BMC community members welcome to pick up a flower at Taylor Drive!

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Resource Roundup!

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 – 4:45 PM ET

Hosted by: Rachel Heiser and Peer Mentors (Academic & Student Support Services)

Get to know some of the academic resources at Bryn Mawr College with Rachel Heiser, Director of Academic Support, and the Peer Mentors!

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April 17, 2021
by Kathy Zhang
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WEW2021: Self Care for Neurodivergents and Neurotypicals

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 – 5:30 PM ET 

Hosted by: Sophie Greer, Sophia Malatesta, Nayantara Batra

We will be presenting and talking in a discussion and personal interactive format about techniques for self preservation and tenderness to ourselves, particularly centered towards those who identify as neurodivergent.

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Password: caring

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Tech Tips for Wellness

Wednesday, April 21, 12:30 – 1:30 PM ET

Hosted by: Grace Cipressi and Sean Keenan (LITS: Educational Technology Services)

 

This presentation will explore ways to interact with technology to promote wellness. We will discuss ergonomic best practices for using technology, apps that encourage healthy habits, and Linkedin Learning course offerings about wellness.

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

Resources:

Tech Tips for Wellness Resources List (App list)

Tips for Optimizing Dorm Workspace:

  1. Put the items you use the most closest to you (for example, if you take notes on sticky notes, put the sticky notes in the front/central area of your workstation rather than to the side where you will need to reach unnecessarily.) In essence, think of yourself as a planet. The things you use most should orbit closer to you while the things you don’t use as much should be farther away. Base placement around you, rather than placing yourself around the furniture/tools. Put things you write on in a location where your arm/hand naturally falls.
  2. Consider putting important references up in a central area where your eye gaze will naturally be. (Example: if you are in a language class that you will be referencing a vocabulary list while speaking, tape that list up next to your screen so you can glance at it naturally while talking on Zoom. If you are referencing math equations while solving problem sets, put the reference sheet down next to where you are writing your homework. This prevents bending your head up and down unnecessarily.)
  3. Lastly, a slogan in the assistive technology/ergonomic world is “your next move is your best move.” Think about your movement patterns (where you will be moving next) and try to set things up to be more easefully arranged to support that. For example, if every time you check your calendar on the computer you start texting your friends about making plans, consider putting a stand for your phone near your computer so it’s set up and ready to go (or using speech to text to write the text messages). In this way, you are planning for your next move of transition from looking at your computer to texting