Student Wellness

Our mission is to promote a balanced lifestyle, both personally and professionally, through intentional engagement in the Six Dimensions of Wellness.

The Six Dimensions of Wellness


Promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning.


The ability to be aware of and accept our feelings rather than deny them. Having an optimistic approach to life. The capacity to enjoy life despite its disappointments and frustrations.


A personal matter involving values and beliefs that provide purpose to our lives.


Engaging the individual in creative and stimulating mental activities to expand knowledge and skills and help them discover the potential for sharing their gifts with others.


Involves balancing school work, jobs and leisure time. Learning ways to reduce stress and joyfully live within our means.


Refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others. Social wellness involves building healthy nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around you.

Latest Articles

Tips for Setting Goals

Do it for YOURSELF: it is worth reflecting on why you are choosing to set these goals in the first place. Are you aspiring to make these changes...

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Three Strategies to Combat Catastrophizing and Reduce Anxiety

“I didn’t study as much as my peers. I am not as prepared as I thought I would be. I will probably perform poorly on this exam. My...

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Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem
In this incredibly competitive environment, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves?

 Written by Kristen Neff, Ph.D.   I remember once, as a freshman in college, after spending hours getting ready for a big party, I...

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The Four Horsemen of Relationship Apocalypse
Research from John Gottman on Recognizing Destructive Communication Patterns

  1. Criticism The first horseman is criticism. Criticizing your partner is different than offering a critique or voicing a...

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Intentional living

Similar to your healthcare-focused curriculum, the journey toward excellence in wellness requires an intentional emphasis on the big picture of your choices and life management. Prevent burnout, feelings of low energy, and the impact of trauma events by balancing and embracing each of the Six Dimensions of Wellness: physical, emotional, occupational, spiritual, social, and intellectual wellness.* Maintaining proper care for yourself is a great step toward ensuring the best possible outcomes for those whom you will care for in the future. Dedicated to your overall success, HSC Counseling Services will provide opportunities to experience and enjoy each of the Six Dimensions of Wellness through campus wide programming. Keep an eye out for the HSC Intentional Living icons within campus promotional items and the HSC Daily News.

Upcoming Events

The Emotional Bank Account
2/14/2020 12:00 AM |

  A relationship will have the occasional withdrawals (i.e. checking phone when partner is speaking to you, criticizing, interrupting,...

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Mental Health Mondays: Walk the Talk
2/17/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | HSC Student Union, Room 205

This will be one of a four part series on professional dialogue skills, including bedside manner, connecting with peers, managing appropriate...

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Mental Health Mondays: Optimal Performance
This is Your Brain on Studying
2/24/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | HSC Student Union, Room 205

Examine the science behind learning and find how to optimize your performance when it comes to studying, integrating new information, and...

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