Behind Happy Faces Guest speaker and mental health advocate Ross Szabo presents “Behind Happy Faces”. Understand and take charge of your mental health! An inspirational talk, empowering you to strengthen your mental health and reduce the stigma of illness.
Lying to Myself with Ryan Leaf Ryan Leaf is a former Coug and NFL Football player who will be speaking about his journey towards self-discovery. He is an advocate for those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about mental health issues and addiction. Ryan works to destigmatize mental and behavioral health illnesses and says, “asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.”
Value of Self Care Robby Cooper (Human Development) will talk about the importance of self-care as an essential component of healthy development and well-being for emerging adults. Dr. Cooper will discuss the recent focus on self-care as a “first medicine” by cutting-edge health professionals. Join Robby to learn about ways in which you can take care of yourself during this stressful part of the semester and beyond. This event will be interactive and allow students to personalize and apply the content to their own lives.
Fear Less Do More This presentation will address your own soonish future by changing your perception of fear and inspiring you to take action. Michelle Poler’s humorous and inspiring speaking style has been captivating audiences across the globe. Using authentic storytelling, engaging visuals, and drawing from her “100 Days Without Fear” project, Poler shows how to challenge your comfort zone to tap into your full potential. One of her key findings lies in Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” where she uncovered how needs not only motivate us, but they also limit us. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Poler is a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the founder of the “Hello Fears” social movement. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs as part of its mental health unit.
De-Stress Yoga with Joanne Greene Take a 45-minute break from your busy week to de-stress and practice self-care with Joanne Greene, registered yoga instructor and WSU UREC Program Director. In this workshop, Joanne will introduce mindfulness and meditation techniques while integrating them in a short yoga practice that aims to improve participant’s moods through mindfulness and movement. After the workshop, you’ll walk away with several exercises and methods to help you de-stress in the future.
Effective Communication Workshop Each day you may interact with a variety of people you have relationships with: co-workers, romantic partners, family members, supervisors, and friends. Communication is key to maintain positive relationships with all of these people in your life. Sara Wynne, WSU Health Educator, will guide webinar participants through methods to improve their communication skills by identifying different communication styles, avoiding common errors in communication, and employing assertive communication techniques in difficult situations.
Pro Tips for Time Management You’re a college student. You’re busy. In addition to studying, trying to make time for family, work, sleep, and then things like hobbies and relationships can leave you feeling drained or overwhelmed. All of these components in your life are important, and improving your time management skills can help balance your responsibilities and reduce stress. Take an hour out of your busy schedule and join Bogdan Goncharuk from WSU Health and Wellness Services for this informative webinar. Bogdan will explore strategies you can use to prioritize tasks, manage time, and help you stay on track to be the best you can be.
You First: Self-Care for a Balanced Life Practicing self-care can help you manage stress and balance your daily life activities. Sara Wynne from WSU Health and Wellness Services will go over the benefits of self-care and practical ways to support self-care for yourself and your family during this webinar.
Less Stress, Better Health You’ve heard how mindfulness and meditation improves health, concentration and focus, satisfaction with life and emotional regulation. During this webinar, Victoria Braun from WSU Health and Wellness will teach you the basics of meditation and techniques to practice mindfulness to reap all these positive benefits throughout your day.
Love Languages: Building Better Relationships According to author Gary Chapman, there are five different ways of communicating love, and using the right love language can greatly increase your chances of having a happy, meaningful relationship. In this webinar, WSU Wellbeing staffer Brenda Cleaver will help you learn which love language you and your partner speak, and how best to show your feelings.
Choose Happy Yes, you can choose to be happy—and it actually works. Learn how with this web event presented by Brenda Cleaver of WSU Wellbeing Online. You’ll learn how to embrace gratitude and ambition simultaneously, how to identify what you have and what you need, and how the act of choosing happiness can improve work, relationships, and your health.