BeWellUGA: Well-being

Hi everyone! The Health Promotion Department is glad you stopped by. We know this is a challenging time, and for many of you, your day-to-day lives are upside down.

That’s where we come in.
We are trained dietitians, mindfulness instructors, wellness coaches, health educators, and clinicians at the University Health Center, as well as other campus partners, here to support your well-being on campus or from home. We will share ways to stay organized, strategies to wake up feeling rested, virtual workshops, and more. Along the way, we will continue to provide opportunities for you to stay connected, build community, and receive support from our team.

We offer a hybrid model of in-person, virtual programming and outreach for UGA Campus.

Stay in touch with us on social media @UGAHealthCenter and let us know if there are any areas of well-being that you would like us to cover.

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Take 10 @ 2 with The Health Promotion Department
Join us for 10 minutes at 2pm to care for yourself! Mindfulness has been shown to help manage stress, get better sleep, and reduce anxiety. Join the Health Promotion Department from the University Health Center, Monday-Friday at 2pm, for a 10 minute mindfulness series. Each day we will explore a different mindfulness practice.
Check back for Fall 2021 schedule!

 

this series is available for all UGA community Daily Mindfulness, Mon-Fri
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Kiz Adams, UGA’s Well-Being Coordinator
Mindfulness Moment – Participate in a daily mindfulness moment with your campus community. Every day at 9 am, Kiz will lead a short (less than 10-minute) mindfulness practice. You can join via Zoom at zoom.us/j/246032955.

 

this series is available for all UGA community Daily Yoga, Mon-Fri
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Kiz Adams, UGA’s Well-Being Coordinator
Noontime Pilates and Yoga classes - Participate in free 45-minute Pilates and yoga classes at noon each day via Zoom. Kiz has been a certified Pilates instructor for almost 20 years. Join in here: zoom.us/j/745316447.

 

Take Your Time, Series 3
Led by the Health Promotion Department
Mondays in April, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
This four-week series offers a deep dive into nine different mindfulness practices. Participants are expected to attend all four 75-minute sessions.

To register for the series, please RSVP to the first session on the UGA Involvement Network. This series runs on the following Mondays at 5pm:
Apr 5
Apr 12
Apr 19
Apr 26

 

Alcohol & Other Drugs 101
Led by Liana Natochy, Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Coordinator from the Fontaine Center
Tue, 1/26, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/4, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Join the Fontaine Center to learn about alcohol and other drugs and strategies to make informed decisions in an environment where alcohol and other drugs may be present.
Do carbs soak up alcohol? Is White Claw a standard drink? I don’t drink - what fun activities are there to do in Athens? Does drinking mask stress? Can you experience paranoia with cannabis? What do I do if someone experiences a substance related medical emergency?
The presentation will address all these questions and more.
Check out the UGA Involvement Network for more information and to register via the links below:
Apr 13
May 4

 

Be Well Peer Educators: Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop Series
Brought to you by the Be Well Peer Educators: RSVP
Tue, 3/9, 4/6, 4/20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Registration links for each date are available on the UGA Involvement Network by clicking below:

March 9 - Give Your Two Cents On Consent!

April 6 - Myth or Fact?

April 20 - WWYD?

 

Alcohol & Other Drug Trivia
Brought to you by the Fontaine Center and BeWell Peer Educators: PADE
Tue, 3/9 & 4/20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Students will be able to test their alcohol and other drug knowledge while learning strategies to make informed decisions around alcohol and other drugs, upstander intervention skills, and Top 100 things to do at UGA and in Athens.
Register on the UGA involvement network using the links below:
April 20

 

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is - Comedy Class Performance
Brought to you by the UHC Health Promotion Department
Tue, Apr 13, 7:00-8:30 pm
Join us for a night of laughter and entertainment!
UGA Comedy class participants have created their own material and will perform their final stand-up routines. Well-known national stand-up comedian, class instructor, and UGA alumni, Mia Jackson will jump in on the fun. Our virtual audience can find laughter by registering on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7052982.

 

Tea Well Workshops
Led by Liana Natochy, Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Coordinator from the Fontaine Center
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Tea Time! Join the Health Promotion Department to learn about tea, common varieties of tea, how to make the perfect cup of tea, and how tea can support well-being, such as aiding in relaxation, immune system support, energy, sleep, and more. The first 25 registrants for each workshop will have a chance to get free blended tea.
More information and the registration links for each date are available on the UGA Involvement Network:
April 7
April 28
May 5

 

UMatter: Stay safe and know how to help a friend in need!

UMatter - Upstander Intervention Signature Program

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FYOS-approved!

Apr 15, 11:30am - 1:00pm - Register online
Apr 22, 6:00 - 7:30pm - Register online
Apr 29, 11:30am - 1:00pm - Register online

All participants will receive an Upstander t-shirt.
UMatter is an upstander intervention program that engages participants in discussion to support a culture that values UGA Community members who care about and help each other. In this signature program, participants will be introduced to strategies to safely identify and help a peer in need, discuss realistic and interactive skill building scenarios that cover a wide variety of well-being topics including mental well-being, interpersonal violence prevention, and substance misuse prevention.

 

Essential Oil Workshops
Led by Liana Natochy, Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Coordinator from the Fontaine Center
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 pm
Join the Health Promotion Department to learn about common types of essential oils, well-being areas they support, such as aiding with sleep, energy, relaxation, and calming, and instructions on how to make the blend of the week! The first 25 registrants for each workshop will have a chance to get an essential oil roll-on.

More information and the registration links for each date are available on the UGA Involvement Network:

  • April 22 - Blend of the Week: Eucalyptus, Lemon, Tea Tree
  • April 29- Blend of the Week: Orange, Grapefruit, Lime
  • May 6- Blend of the Week: Lavender, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang

 

BeYou Pop Up Panel Discussions
Hosted by the UHC Health Promotion Department and BeYOU Peer Educators

*FYOS-approved!

  • BeYou Pop Up: Navigating a Bad Body Image Day
    Thu, Apr 22, 4:00-5:00 pm

    During this panel discussion, BeYou Peer Educators will discuss their tips for navigating a bad body image day, and attendees will have time to ask questions and engage in casual discussion. This event is suitable for students anywhere on their body image journey and is a great complement if you have previously attended a BeYou workshop.
    Space is limited to 15 participants.

    Join in: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935621

 

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is - Comedy Class Performance
Brought to you by the UHC Health Promotion Department
Thu, Apr 15, 7:00-8:30 pm
Join us for a night of laughter and entertainment!
UGA Comedy class participants have created their own material and will perform their final stand-up routines. Well-known national stand-up comedian and class instructor, Seth Buchwald will jump in on the fun. Our virtual audience can find laughter by registering on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6763667

 

Take Your Time, Series 2
Led by the Health Promotion Department
Fridays in March, 10:00 - 11:00 am
This four-week series offers a deep dive into nine different mindfulness practices. Participants are expected to attend all four 75-minute sessions.

To register for the series, please RSVP to the first session on the UGA Involvement Network. This series runs on the following Fridays at 10am:
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 2
Apr 9

 

CRC Spring Book Club
Led by the Collegiate Recovery Community
Fri, Apr 9, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
This semester we are reading Broken by William Cope Meyers! Follow the journey of a man's improbable fall from inherited prominence and his climb from the pits of despair. Join UGA's and Clemson's Collegiate Recovery Communities to discuss your insights and reactions to this tale of redemption.

Join in via zoom; the link can be found on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7010331

 

Healthy Relationships Workshop
Led by the UHC Be Well Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors
For some students, the opportunity to foster new relationships is one of the most exciting parts of being in college. These experiences should be positive and enhancing to your self-esteem. This presentation seeks to help clarify values, explore relationship dynamics, develop communication skills, and identify how to support a friend in an unhealthy relationship.
Register in advance on the Involvement Network using the links below:
Thu, Mar 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wed, Apr 7, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mon, Apr 19, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

 

BeYou Workshop
Led by the UHC Be Well Peer Educators: BeYou
Thu 1/28, Tue 2/23, Wed 3/17, Mon 4/12, Thu 4/29 6:00-7:00 pm
FYOS approved!
Join the Be Well Peer Educators: BeYou for practical tips on challenging negative body talk and a dialogue on social media, body image, and well-being.

Register to join via Zoom:
Mar 17 - uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6632016
Apr 12 - uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6632017

 

Sexual Health Workshops
Led by the UHC Be Well Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors
These virtual workshops will provide an overview of sexually transmitted infections and birth control methods. Through interactive discussions, participants will learn about reducing risk behaviors, contraceptive options, correct condom use, and campus resources.
Students are welcome to ask questions and share what they've learned.
Register in advance on the Involvement Network using the links below:
Thu, Mar 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Birth Control
Wed, Mar 31, 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Sexually Transmitted Infections
Thu, Apr 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

 

Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching

Presented by The Fontaine Center

Free for fees-paid UGA students. Call 706-542-8690 to schedule an appointment.

A Wellness Coach will work with you to:

  • Set and achieve personal goals
  • Initiate and sustain wellness behaviors
  • Balance dimensions of health and wellbeing
  • Learn resilience and coping skills
  • Identify potential barriers to change and develop strategies to move forward

 


Mindfulness

 

this is an audio recording Part 1: Dealing With Stressful Times -- Intro to Mindfulness
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Dr. Rebecca Shisler Marshall, PhD, UGA College of Education
Mindfulness can be defined as "staying in the present moment without judgement." In this session, you will learn about what this means, and Dr. Marshall will lead you through a brief practice of breath awareness to help calm the nervous system. (audio recording - 8:45 min)

 

this is an audio recording Part 2: Dealing With Stressful Times -- Mindfulness in the Body
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Dr. Rebecca Shisler Marshall, PhD, UGA College of Education
In this session we will focus on tuning in to the body and using it as a tool for awareness, to be here, in the present moment, without judgement. (audio recording - 18:48 min)

 

this is an audio recording Part 3: Dealing With Stressful Times -- The Observing Mind
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Dr. Rebecca Shisler Marshall, PhD, UGA College of Education
In this session we will learn another tool for being in the present moment and growing our observing mind: the practice of repeating words along with our breath. (audio recording - 8:50 min)

 

this is an audio recording Part 4: Dealing With Stressful Times -- Loving Kindness Meditation
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Dr. Rebecca Shisler Marshall, UGA College of Education
Loving kindness meditation has been shown to increase positive emotions and decrease negative emotions. In this session we will practice repeating phrases of loving kindness to direct attention to feelings of compassion, kindness, and goodwill towards ourselves and others. (audio recording - 14:30 min)

 

this is an audio recording Part 5: Dealing With Stressful Times -- Mindfulness and Emotions
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Dr. Rebecca Shisler Marshall, UGA College of Education
In this session Dr. Marshall will walk you through tools for noticing big emotions and helping to process them in this time of uncertainty. (audio recording - 10:38 min)

 


RSVP - Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention

 

RSVP Virtual Support Space
Facilitated by Caron Hope, Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention
Are you a survivor of interpersonal violence looking for support? Join the virtual RSVP Support Space via Zoom. Email Caron Hope, chope@uhs.uga.edu, for an invitation or more information. This is a safe place for survivors of interpersonal violence to chat with and receive support from other survivors. It's free, confidential, and moderated by RSVP Advocates.

 

Interpersonal Violence and COVID-19
While we adjust to COVID-19, public health officials have repeatedly issued the same important message: stay at home. Staying home and limiting contact with others reduces the likelihood of spreading COVID-19. This is especially important for vulnerable populations. But what if home isn’t a safe place to be?
Read more on the ugahealthydawg blog about this issue and safety information for survivors while sheltering in place.

 


Self Care Resources

 

UGA Psychology Clinic Racial Trauma Guide
Provided by the UGA Psychology Department, campus resource and partner to UHC
Developed by the Racism Pandemic Task Force with support from the EMPOWER Lab, the Racial Trauma Guide is a resource for crucial "discussions about race and inequality and to provide Black Americans with the resources to engage in cognitive, behavioral, and collective coping strategies."

 

Wellbeing in Context: Community
Our individual wellbeing must be explored within the context of community wellbeing, “the combination of social, environmental, cultural, and political conditions identified by individuals and their communities as essential for them to flourish and fulfill their potential” (Wiseman and Brasher, 2008). In other words, in addition to building skills for supporting your own wellbeing, you must also be invested in the wellbeing of your community to experience lasting and sustainable change. Some helpful ideas can be found in this post on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

#BeWellUGA at Home: Quarantine and Chill? Dating During Social Distancing
Check out these tips for dating and relationships during social distancing on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

#BeWellUGA at Home: Make Time for Self Care
Need some ideas and strategies for self care while you are staying home? Check out the suggestions on this post on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

#BeWellUGA at Home: Sleep
Sleep is the best way to maintain a healthy immune system and can have a significant influence on your physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being. At minimum, 7-8 hours of sleep per night is ideal to support the body and mind. Read more on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

#BeWellUGA at Home: Time Management
The UHC Wellness Coaches share strategies to work, learn, and study from home on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

#BeWellUGA at Home: Essential Oils
Looking for a fun project to do at home to energize and recharge? Try making an essential oil roll-on! Information & instructions on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

#BeWellUGA at Home: Take Time for Tea
Learn about the difference between different kinds of teas and how to make the perfect cup on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 


Nutrition

 

Explore the Store Blog Series
Do you find yourself buying the same things when you are grocery shopping? Want to spice things up? Well, welcome to Explore the Store! Each week a new item found at your local grocery store will be featured on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!
Explore the Store: Avocado, Carrots, Kimchi, Matcha Green Tea, Nutritional Yeast, Spaghetti Squash, Tempeh

 

#BeWellUGA: Eating Well During Times of Stress
What do you eat to take care of yourself when cooking feels overwhelming? Check out some ideas and encouragement on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!

 

this is a video recording #BeWellUGA: UHC Nutrition Kitchen Cooking Demos
While we are waiting to resume in-person cooking classes, our registered dietitian in the UHC Health Promotion Department has put together a series of videos to cook some of our classic recipes:
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Black Bean & Veggie Quesadilla
Scrappy Frittata
Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
Matcha Smoothies
Pumpkin Smoothies
Cranberry Crisp

 


Yoga

 

this is a video recording 25 Minute Yoga Sequence
In partnership with Health Promotion and led by guest facilitator Barbara Powers, dance educator and artist teaching at UGA
Join in this 25 minute yoga sequence via youtube: https://youtu.be/HDk_uAOSheo