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 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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self-care strategies to build resilience

2020 has presented unique challenges, requiring many of us to be more resilient than usual. Now, add finals season into the mix and we could all use a reminder to breathe. This 45-minute workshop will introduce you to ways you can build resiliency skills like mindfulness and gratitude practice, self-check-ins, and compassion to use during stressful times and your day-to-day.

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

Past Workshops

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Tips & Tricks for At-Home COoking

With outdoor patio season coming to a close, this workshop will give you tips and tricks for how to successfully make restaurant-level nutritious and delicious meals at home. The best part? The Dietetics and Nutrition Club will be performing a live cooking demonstration and you can pick up a curated meal kit before the workshop to follow along.

At the end of the workshop, you will:

  • have new food prep skills
  • know what to look for in the grocery store
  • and understand the best ingredients for making a nutritious meal
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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
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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 

Thank you to our partners

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