Wellbeing Workshops

Our vision is to build a movement of healthy habits. One of the ways we do that is through education. During these free 45-minute virtual workshops, our staff will share information, resources, and strategies for you to improve your wellbeing.

Each workshop will focus on one of the seven aspects of wellbeing: Health, Safety, Meaning, Connection, Growth, Achievement, and Resiliency.

Questions? Send us an email at wellbeing@recwell.wisc.edu.

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Workshops

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HOW TO BE AN ACTIVE BADGER

Being an Active Badger is about more than being physically active. It’s about taking action to show up for ourselves, our community, and our world. 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.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • ways to connect with other Badgers during this time
  • how to exercise your right to vote
  • strategies to protect the health of you and the community
  • how to be an activist and ally
  • resources to help you recharge

Registration will open in early October. 

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self-care strategies to build resilience

2020 has presented unique challenges, requiring many of us to be more resilient than usual. This 45-minute workshop will introduce you to ways you can build skills in resilience through mindfulness and gratitude practice, self-check-ins, and compassion.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • stress and its effects on the body
  • what resilience is and why it is a learned skillset
  • concrete ways to build a sense of resilience in challenging times

This workshop will be offered in December. Registration will open later this fall. 

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STOCKING YOUR PANTRY DURING A PANDEMIC

Food access on and off campus has changed since the spring. In this workshop, we’ll cover what you need to know about fueling your body this fall, including: ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted food security, what’s changed at your favorite food sources on and off campus, strategies and guidelines for grocery shopping, and ways that you can find support to access the food you need. University Housing’s Dietitian Agnes Sherman, RD will be joining to share how they’ve prepared for the fall.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • how to stock your pantry with staple foods
  • recipes that make the most of your budget
  • community resources to support access to food