UHC Well-Being & Prevention Programs: Health Promotion

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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Tune In Live

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.

Hopelessly (Un)Romantic

Led by BeWell Peer Educators: Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention

Tue, Feb 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Miller Learning Center, Room 248

Engage in a discussion on how healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors are presented in popular movies and TV shows.

Denim Day 2022

Led by the RSVP Peer Educators

Wed, 4/27, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Zoom

Wear your denim on this international day of support for sexual assault victims.

Join the RSVP Peer Educators at their table on Tate Plaza to learn more.

Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

BeYou Panel: Body Image on a College Campus

Led by the UHC Be Well Peer Educators: BeYou

Tue 2/1, 4:00-5:00 pm
Thu 3/24, 5:30-6:30 pm
Mon 4/18, 6:00-7:00 pm

FYOS approved!

Join BeYou Peer Educators for a pop up panel discussion on body image. During this panel discussion, BeYou Peer Educators will discuss their tips for interrogating body image expectations on a college campus, 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.

Register on the Involvement Network!


BeYou Workshop

Led by the UHC Be Well Peer Educators: BeYou

Wed 2/16, 6:00-7:00 pm, MLC Room 153

Tue 3/1, 6:00-7:00 pm, MLC Room 153

Mon 4/4, 4:00-5:00 pm, MLC Room 153


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.


Nutrition Basics Class

Led by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists from the UHC Health Promotion Department

On Zoom: Mon, Feb 21, 4-5pm; Mon, Mar 21, 7-8pm; Tue, Apr 5, 4-5pm; Tue, Apr 19, 7-8pm

Call Health Promotion to register: 706-542-8690

In this course, we will discuss basic components of a nutritious diet, meal planning strategies, and common nutrition concerns for undergraduate and graduate students. These classes do not require a medical referral and all students are eligible to attend at no cost. Students will have an opportunity to chat and ask questions with the UHC Nutrition Education Coordinator and/or nutrition interns.

These classes are not intended as individual medical nutrition therapy. Students with medical concerns should obtain a referral from their medical provider to register for one on one nutrition counseling with our registered dietitian nutritionists.

In addition to our Nutrition Basics classes, there will be two additional classes offered via Zoom at no cost to students:

Mon, Mar 28, 4-5pm – Meal Planning 101

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

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 #bewelluga 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 #BeWellUGA blog!

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

#BeWellUGA at Home: Time Management
The UHC Wellness Coaches share strategies to work, learn, and study from home on the #BeWellUGA 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 #BeWellUGA 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 #BeWellUGA 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 #BeWellUGA blog! Explore the Store: AvocadoCarrotsKimchiMatcha Green TeaNutritional YeastSpaghetti SquashTempeh

#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 #BeWellUGA 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