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Wellness Works! is the joint outreach health promotion program of the Center for Student Wellness and the CUMC Student Health Service.

view our Summer 2013 calendar here

yoga & pilates program

Summer 2013 Yoga/Pilates Registration and Schedule is NOW OPEN.

Click Here for the Yoga/Pilates schedule for the SUMMER-- including dates/times and locations.

If you are interested in individual yoga tickets, please contact Justin Laird by email jl3059@columbia.edu

free, open meditation classes

Guided Meditation is a proven modality for managing stress, reducing anxiety, and heightening your mental focus. Wellness Works! offers free guided meditation classes for the CUMC community. Why not give it a try...beginners are always welcome.

Classes are on-going and are led by Justin Laird, PhD, Assistant Director for Student Wellness

Mondays 5:30-6:00 p.m. in Hammer Lower Level 202

Tuesdays : 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. in Hammer Lower Level 202

other stress reduction options

The Center for Student Wellness can provide you with a range of helpful strategies to reduce your stress and enhance your well-being so that you can continue to do what you do best...be a successful student. Some of the strategies are described below.

  • Aromatherapy for Stress Reduction: Learn about the science of scents and stress. Explore the rich history of using essential oils in traditional healing practices, as well as recent scientific, peer-reviewed literature about the clinical applications of aromatherapy as a modality for treatment.  
  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction (MBSR): Explore the stressors in your life by raising awareness regarding the amount of time and energy you spend focusing on issues from the past and concerns about the future. Do you find yourself postponing enjoyable or important activities in life because of competing concerns (time, lack of money, your living situation, etc.)   With MBSR, you develop techniques to manage the stressors in your life that prevent you from being mindful of 'the here and now.'  MBSR is based in part on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD & founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.b
  • Starting and Sticking with an Exercise Plan: Interested in starting an exercise program but don’t know where to start?  When it comes to exercise there is a lot of confusing information out there.  CSW will help to simplify all of that information; giving you the tools that you need to establish an effective exercise program.  


Center for Student Wellness - 107 Bard Hall - 212.304.5564 - studentwellness@columbia.edu

 
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