Be Well Together: WPI Health & Wellness Collaborative Ribbon Cutting
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Gompei greets students at the Center for Well-Being
WPI Health & Wellness Collaborative Ribbon Cutting
This afternoon at 3 pm we will celebrate WPI's newly developed Health & Wellness Collaborative, which brings together Student Health Services, the Student Development and Counseling Center, and the Center for Well-Being, all housed in the Wedge in the heart of campus. Join us via webcast (or drop by in person!) to hear about our vision to be a model for elevating overall wellness not only at WPI but in campus communities everywhere.
Take Care of Yourself and Others This Winter
Winter is the season of illnesses such as the flu, viral colds, and COVID. You can protect yourself and others by:
- TESTING for COVID if you develop any cold-like symptoms.
- STAYING HOME from class and/or work if you have a cough or fever (temperature of 100.4 and higher).
- MASKING to reduce your chances of catching or spreading a respiratory virus.
- WASHING your hands frequently and not sharing personal articles or eating/drinking utensils.
- DRINKING plenty of fluids and resting.
- GETTING VACCINATED to reduce the severity of COVID and the flu. Even if you’re not generally considered high risk for severe illness, vaccination helps decrease your chances of falling ill.
If you have questions about your health, please call Student Health Services at (508) 831-5520.
Sexual Health Education Event
Join the SHS staff for an open and educational discussion about sexual health topics with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. A question-and-answer session will follow (and yes, you can submit questions anonymously if you’d like). Food and drinks will be served at this event and the first 15 participants registered will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card for attending. Signups are required through TechSync for the February 8 and February 15 sessions.
Wellness & Community Day Feb. 1
On Wellness and Community Day—and every day—we want you to know that You Are Enough! Your worth cannot be measured, and your value can never be determined by any score, your grades, your perceived imperfections, or others’ limited beliefs about who you are. Join your peers February 1 for a variety of ways to de-stress, center, and connect with yourself and those around you:
- Attend the community-wide event with Lisa Maddox on “Using Microresistance to Combat Microaggressions” from 10:00 am- 11:30 am in Unity Hall 420.
- Try something new! The Center for Well-Being and others in the community have developed several events which can be found here. Some activities require RSVP, some are drop-in: join Crocodile River Music in a traditional dancing and drumming workshop, Sound Bathing, Reiki, Zentangle, Origami, or Vinyasa Yoga.
Don’t forget to grab your Wellness Day passport book from the Center for Well-Being from 8:30 am -6:00 pm, and on February 1 from 8:30 am-12 pm for your chance to win some great prizes.
Reiki Sessions Now Available in the Center for Well-Being
Have you ever felt like your body is out of alignment with the rest of you? Reiki, an ancient healing practice of light massage or hand placement on or above the body, might help. The CWB is now offering 15-minute sessions with certified Reiki master Catherine Flayhan for faculty, staff, and students: sign up here to experience healing in your whole body.
Drop into the CWB for Zentangle on Wednesdays
The CWB is offering Zentangle every Wednesday from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm starting January 18. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn art therapy method where participants draw unstructured patterns—combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves, and orbs—into images called “tangles.” These tangles are created on small pieces of paper called “tiles” which are assembled into beautiful mosaics. Zentangle benefits include increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and an enhanced sense of well-being. Sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students.
Dates: January 18, 25; February 8, 15, 22
- Holocaust Remembrance Day Listening Event 5-7pm
- BIPOC Mental Health Support Group 3pm
- Namaste with Flay 5:30-6:30pm
- Reiki 11-12pm
- Reiki 11-12pm
- Reiki 11-12pm
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This email is intended to be for informational purposes only and not to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or someone you know is in imminent danger of suicidal action or other threat, call WPI Campus police at 508-831-5555 (or call 911 if off-campus) or seek emergency care at a nearby hospital.
Remember: we are all in this together.
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