Wellness Nook

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Purpose & Vision Statement

TreeAccording to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social.

The College of Education and Human Development is committed to developing programming and services that promote "wellness". The Wellness "Nook", a corner or recess, especially one offering seclusion or security, is a safe space for vulnerability to take place and wellness of the mind, body and spirit to flourish. Individuals and groups are empowered to identify problems, form plausible solutions, establish goals and create desired change.

The Therapeutic Process

Therapy is not MAGIC. It is a complicated process that requires significant commitment and active participation to be effective. Therapy can be uncomfortable, unpleasant, frightening, “draining” emotionally, etc. in which certain questions, thoughts and feelings may provoke painful memories. However, when an individual actively participates in the “work” of identifying problems, forming plausible solutions, establishing goals and creating desired change, MAGIC happens. The MAGIC is within the client, the therapist is simply a guide.


Wellness Session

A Wellness Session is an "one-on-one" session with the Mental Health & Wellness Coordinator. To assure accessibility, individual sessions are limited to six-week intervals per semester per student.

Tentative Schedule for Individual Wellness Sessions

  • Monday-Tuesday & Thursdays: 9am-10am; 10:30am-11:30am, 12pm-1pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am-10am, 10:30am-11:30am & 12pm-1pm; 3pm-4pm


COPE is a six-week small group wellness session that strengthens a student's ability to cope with stress, pressure, difficulties, frustration, challenges, etc. in safe and healthy ways. COPE is limited to 20 students per six-week intervals.

This is how we COPE:

  1. Gratitude
  2. Emotions vs. Belief
  3. VISION + Goals = Happiness
  4. Present in the Moment
  5. What Makes You Happy?
  6. Developing a Spiritual Practice


In the technological age, "in-person" communication is becoming a "lost art"; as evidenced by a decrease in social skills according to various research studies. resolve facilitates the communication between "disputing parties" (i.e. friends, siblings, roommates, etc.) by a "neutral third party" (i.e. Mental Health & Wellness Coordinator) to reach mutually beneficial terms. To assure accessibility, mediation sessions are limited to once per semester per student.

Tentative Schedule for resolve

  • Mondays: 9am-11am & Fridays 11am-1pm

Varied Paths to "Wellness"

The Wellness Nook offers a variety of "paths" on the journey towards "wellness". If you are interested in scheduling a Wellness session, participating in COPE or resolving a conflict please indicate below. Per selecting a “service path”, an email address and Student I.D. you will receive a link to complete the registration process.

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