WELLBEING WORKSHOPS

Our vision is to build a movement of healthy habits. One of the ways we do that is through peer education. During these free workshops, our Peer Wellness Educators will share information, resources, and strategies for you to improve your wellbeing.

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We also can bring our workshops to you for FREE. It’s a perfect fit for academic classes, student organizations, residence halls, and student groups.

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Click the button to register for our workshops at the Nick or at Bakke. These workshops are only open to students.

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Finding Your Balance

Finding life balance is not ‘one size fits all’. Reflect on what it means for you, and review strategies and resources to support your efforts.

Location:
Nicholas Recreation Center – Wet Classroom

Date & Time:
April 9
6 – 7pm

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Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Explore what it means to nourish your body intuitively, ways diet culture affects our relationship with food, and learn about the principles of intuitive eating through a jeopardy-style game.

Location:
Nicholas Recreation Center – Wet Classroom

Date & Time:
April 17
6 – 7pm

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Wonder & Wander in Wellbeing

Experience the outdoors and your wellbeing through a workshop guided around the seven aspects of wellbeing. Through this workshop we will walk, play, and connect with the people and environment around us, letting our minds and inner kids embrace all aspects of wellbeing. This workshop will start and end in the Bakke lobby, but plan to walk around outside throughout!

Location:
Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center – Lobby (Meeting Point)

Date & Time:
April 26
4 – 5:30pm

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Plant & Sip

Plant yourself at Bakke for self-care week. Take a study break to adopt a plant, decorate a pot, and fuel up on snacks.

Location:
Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center – Willow Room

Date & Time:
May 6
2:30 – 3:30 pm OR 3:30 – 4:30pm

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PAST WORKSHOPS

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Introduction to Wellness Coaching

Explore our free wellness coaching program centered around the seven aspects of wellbeing. Participants will complete a personal wellbeing assessment, create their wellbeing vision, and write personal goals in a collaborative, supportive environment.

Body Mapping with Dr. Kate Phelps

Please join Dr. Kate Phelps of the UW-Madison Gender and Women’s Studies department and the 4W Initiative for an evening of body mapping! An arts-based therapy, body mapping explores elements of embodiment through a “mapping” process which integrates art, journaling, reflection, and more. Come learn how body mapping can render visible joy, growth, curiosity, and all other forms of emotion and experience that manifest within the body.

A REMinder on the Importance of Sleep

Presented in partnership with University Health Services
As we all know, sleep is essential to physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Are you implementing and practicing good sleep habits? Do you need direction on where to start in your sleep journey? In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to sleep tips and techniques and REMind you of all the benefits that a good night’s sleep has to offer.

De-Stress & Reset

Learn about types of stress, how stress affects your brain and body, and what happens when you don’t deal with stress. We will try out a variety of stress management techniques throughout the workshop and explore strategies that work best for you.

Fall Garden Meditation

Enjoy the fall colors and join us for a free meditation session in Allen Centennial Garden. Breathe in the crisp fall air and find a moment of calm through a seated, guided meditation with our instructor Scott Anderson. No experience or equipment necessary.

Healthy Relationships with Sex Out Loud

Sex Out Loud will lead this workshop that explores personal identity and personal boundaries, different types of relationships, communication tips, and dating and domestic violence. Participants can pick up safer sex supplies and Rec Well swag.

How to Be an Active Badger

Being an Active Badger is more than being physically active. This workshop will provide you with ways to get involved in the UW-Madison community while also taking care of your physical and mental health. Join us and the Office of Inclusion Education to discuss how to connect with other Badgers, access resources related to allyship and activism, and talk about strategies to protect others in your community during the pandemic.

How to Save for a Sunny Day

Do finances stress you out? Are your financial worries starting to affect other areas of your life? In this 45-minute workshop, our partners in the Office of Financial Aid will share money-saving tips to get you started on your financial wellbeing journey. Join us to learn more about saving, investing, and the connection between money and health.

Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Explore what it means to nourish your body intuitively, ways diet culture affects our relationship with food, and learn about the principles of intuitive eating through a jeopardy-style game.

Relax & Recharge

Work with Wheelhouse Studios and use art to help you de-stress. Participants will make their own mosaic picture frame or mirror!

Safer Sex with Sex Out Loud

Sex Out Loud will lead this workshop that discusses consent, proper usage of barrier methods, prevention and treatment of STIs, sexual assault on UW campus, and bystander prevention. Participants can pick up safer sex supplies and Rec Well swag.

Seasonal Eating for Sustenance

Chow down with us and the Dietetics Club and learn how eating seasonal foods can support your environment, bank account, and energy. Learn how to make overnight oats in a matter of minutes and walk away with breakfast for the next day and a mason jar to re-use for next time.

Self-Care Strategies to Build Resilience

Learning about the importance of resiliency and how to cultivate it in your own life. This 45-minute workshop introduces you to methods you can practice to build resiliency through mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and self-check-ins. Finish the workshop by doing a gentle yoga flow with a gratitude meditation to leave you feeling refreshed as you head into finals.

Tips & Tricks for At-Home Cooking

Learn tips and tricks for how to successfully make nutritious meals at home including food prep skills, what to look for in the grocery store, and the best ingredients for making a nutritious meal.

Watercolor with Wheelhouse Studios

A 45 minute workshop in partnership with Wheelhouse Studios to unwind during Self-Care Week and paint your stress away.

ZZZs Get Degrees

Learn how sleep impacts personal wellbeing, how poor sleep hygiene is affecting your academic performance, and techniques to help shut your mind off.

Body Advocacy with Embark Lab

Join the Body Advocacy Movement (BAM) and Rec Well for a 2-session workshop on body acceptance to better yourself and others! Earn up to $75 by participating in the optional research study portion of BAM. This workshop is only open to current students.

Staying Active In Madison

Redefine what it means to be active and explore inclusive ways to stay active in Madison year-round.