The CWB is a supportive and safe space to gather, relax, reflect, and recharge. The Center offers a beautiful and supportive oasis of calm and peace with community spaces for popping in for a wellness break and cup of tea, quiet spaces for meditation or reflection, and gathering spaces for group programming.
The Center for Well-Being provides a number of services to students, faculty, and staff, including:
- A Supportive and Safe Space: The Center offers a beautiful and supportive oasis of calm and peace to gather, relax, reflect, and recharge. All are welcome to enjoy community spaces for popping in for a wellness break and cup of tea or be soothed by the water wall while doing puzzles.
- Hub for Wellness Resources: Not sure what well-being resources are available at WPI or what support you need? The staff of the CWB can help connect you to the well-being support and resources you need.
- Quiet Spaces for Meditation or Reflection: Sign up or drop in for a 15-minute Sip of Wellness session in the Rest and Recovery Room or schedule a Reiki session with our certified Reiki master.
- Gathering Spaces for Group Programming: The Center for Well-Being Programming Room and conference rooms can be requested for hosting your wellness event by emailing email@example.com.
- Coordination of Wellness Days: The CWB works with departments and student groups to coordinate programming on Wellness Days. If you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring an activity or event, please fill out the Wellness Day Event Request Form **add link or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wellness Programs: CWB programs are offered in a variety of formats and settings so that individuals and groups can create their own well-being journey. Some programs are offered as drop-in group sessions while others require pre-registration. Interested in a wellness session for your club, organization, or department? Email the CWB at email@example.com or complete our request form.
- Peer Advocacy and Support: The Center for Well-Being Peer Well-Being Ambassadors are trained to provide learning and wellness coaching and mentoring. They can also help you figure out what wellness support you need and where to find it.
- Individual Coaching and Consultations: Looking for more personalized support to foster your wellness and resiliency? Email the CWB at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment with our Director, Assistant Director, or Peer Well-Being Ambassadors.
- Mental Health Awareness Education and Suicide Prevention Initiatives: The CWB works with the Student Development and Counseling Center to ensure everyone is able to recognize signs of distress and know what to say if a friend or colleague needs help. Programming includes Kognito, an online suicide prevention simulation, as well as more intensive learning through Recognizing and Responding to Student Distress (RRSD), Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), and Student Support Network (SSN). **add links
- Research and Project Opportunities: The Center for Well-Being supports academic and research initiatives focused on studying and promoting health and well-being through research projects, IQPs, MQPs, or graduate projects.
- Wellness Courses for WPE Credit: In collaboration with Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (PERA), the Center for Well-Being offers wellness courses as an option for completing Wellness and Physical Education (WPE) requirement. Wellness courses are numbered WPE 1600 to 1999 for students to easily identify the wellness courses that fulfill the WPE requirement.
The Student Wellness Card Sort by Balanced Card Sorts
The Student Wellness Card Sort by Balanced Card Sorts is a simple drag-and-drop card sorting activity to help you get clear about your mental health and wellness priorities and needs, connect with needed resources, and make small changes to improve your overall health.
The card sort includes 35 wellness priorities, which students sort and rank based on what they want more of, what they already have enough of and what they currently don't want/need in their day-to-day life. It also includes a Workbook with a series of structured follow up questions to help them:
- reflect upon the meaning and importance of their top wellness priorities
- look for connections and themes across those priorities
- choose one specific priority to start working on
- identify things that might be getting in the way of incorporating that priority into their life
- set a related goal and implement small steps they can take to move toward their goal, building more balance and wellness into their life
WPI is excited to partner with Balanced Cart Sorts to help students think and talk about what they need to take care of themselves, build purposeful and satisfying careers, and take meaningful action toward their career, wellness, and work-life balance goals. To learn more about Balanced Card Sorts go to balancedcardsorts.com.
Student Wellness Card Sort Workshop
.Looking for a wellness activity for your club or organization? The Peer Well-Being Ambassadors are available to facilitate an in-person wellness card sort session for your club or organization. This card sort activity can help you get clear about your mental health and wellness priorities and needs, connect with needed resources, and make small changes to improve your overall health.
Center for Well-Being Spaces
Is your club or organization looking for a space to host a wellness activity? The Center for Well-Being is open from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Programming Room can be requested in 25 Live (DH 102E). For more information email us at email@example.com.
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Reiki Sessions Available!
Sign up for a 15-minute Reiki session with certified Reiki master, Catherine Flayhan, as you experience healing in your whole-body by the gentle placement of the practitioner’s hands above or lightly on the receiver's body. Reiki is a healing practice that helps to bring your energetic body into alignment. Humans have two body forms. One is our physical body supported by our spine, bones, organs. We also have an energetic body with a central column that runs along our spine called a Sushumna. This is where the seven main Chakras live as well as the Nadis, which are channels that bring energy out to the rest of our body. Both can become out of alignment. When your energetic body is unaligned you visit a Reiki Practitioner. Open to students, faculty, and staff.