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Mental Wellness Workshops

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Meditation. Avoiding burnout. Self-care during quarantine. Maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Intuitive eating. Mental wellness is just as important as physical, and we curated a list of virtual self-care workshops just for you.

Workshops 

Self-Care During Quarantine
Tuesday, April 7 | 10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m. | Self-Care Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 701 326 839, Password: 659311)
Join Missy Gluck and Chelsea Atlas, therapists at the Pace Counseling Center, for a chat about coping with COVID-19. They will be offering some self-care tips for managing your emotions during this uncertain time. This is a safe space to ask any questions or to discuss the unique challenges this pandemic has brought up for you. Emphasis will be on managing difficult family dynamics, taking care of your mind and body, tackling the challenges of remote learning, and more.

Yoga and Meditation
Wednesday, April 8 | 12:10 p.m. | Yoga and Meditation Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 387 130 650, Password: 785408)
Shannon Haick, associate director of the Center for Academic Excellence, will be leading a special yoga and meditation session to help you focus during this stressful time. She’s an experienced yoga instructor, and has led many sessions at Pace in the past.

Intuitive Eating
Tuesday, April 14 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Intuitive Eating Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 813 653 880)
Tuesday, April 21 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Intuitive Eating Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 813 653 880)
Tuesday, April 28 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Intuitive Eating Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 813 653 880)
Come learn about intuitive eating, a nutrition and self-care philosophy rooted in instinct as well as emotional and rational thoughts related to health and well-being. Leave with actionable steps you can take to increase your health while staying away from crash diets!

Avoiding Burnout
Friday, April 17 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Avoiding Burnout Zoom Link
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress, and in light of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s safe to say many students are experiencing this right now. Join your fellow Setters for an information session about how to deal with this very common issue! 

For Students Concerned About Loved Ones’ Substance Abuse
Every Monday starting Monday, April 20 | 3:00 p.m. | Meeting ID: 890 9058 8617 Password: 028976
If you have a loved one who has a substance use or other addictive behaviors, Sr. Susan and J.R. Lombardo (Counseling Center) are offering a Zoom group designed to help identify common challenges as well as healthy self-care strategies in dealing with these issues. It is designed to be a safe virtual space to talk, connect, and find mutual support.

Maintaining a Work/Life Balance at Home
Wednesday, April 22 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Work/Life Balance Zoom Link
Even though you’re studying and attending classes from home, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to log off. You might be doing even more work than usual, and it’s important to check in with yourself to maintain a healthy mental state. Hear more about your options!

Nutrition for Busy Professionals
Friday, April 24 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Nutrition Zoom Link
Keeping track of your nutrition is also part of maintaining a healthy mental well-being. This workshop will provide more information about combating diet culture and how to stay healthy despite being busy.

Expressive Writing Workshop
Friday, April 24 | 3:00 p.m. | Expressive Writing Zoom Link
Bring paper, a pen, and an open mind!  Expressive writing springs from the belief that writing about one’s feelings gradually eases the experience of anxiety and emotional trauma. Jane Collins, the alumni faculty in residence, will lead the group by providing writing prompts and opportunities to share issues and ideas. Please email Collins if you have any questions about the workshop.

Pace Counseling Center Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 28 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Email Amanda Michael, PsyD, for the Discussion Group Zoom link
Are you a graduating senior who was on the PLV Campus? Are you experiencing confusion, mixed feelings, adjustment stress, future worries, and/or sadness related to the abrupt loss of your campus experience as you face this transition? This discussion group is for you! Come share your experience and hear from the Pace Counseling Center team.

I’m Going to Spend How Much?
Thursday, April 30 | 3:25 p.m.4:25 p.m. | Meeting ID: 342 327 1920 Password: 087838
Planning for future expenses is a critical part of sound financial management. Spend some time with the financial literacy counselors at Pace as they discuss steps to implement now for your future educational costs.

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Guided Meditation
Friday, May 1 | 12:15 p.m. | Meeting ID: 919 7476 5276 Password: 251174
Looking for a moment to pause and meditate? Join Juliette Verrengia from the Office of Sexual and Interpersonal Wellness for a live guided meditation session to unwind and recenter yourself before the weekend.

Pace Counseling Center Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 5 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Email Amanda Michael, PsyD, for the Discussion Group Zoom link
Are you a graduating senior who was on the PLV Campus? Are you experiencing confusion, mixed feelings, adjustment stress, future worries, and/or sadness related to the abrupt loss of your campus experience as you face this transition? This discussion group is for you! Come share your experience and hear from the Pace Counseling Center team.


Counseling Center Resources

Don’t forget! Representatives at the Counseling Center are available to chat with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be sure to review their list of resources for coping emotionally during the COVID-19 crisis, and reach out to schedule an appointment with them if you would like support during this difficult time.

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