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

Physical

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

Emotional

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.

Spiritual

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

Intellectual

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.

Occupational

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

Social

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

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

Lunch and Levitate
Good Gobbling--Stress Eating and Mindfulness
11/25/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | HSC Student Union, Room 205

Just in time for the holiday season, we are going to talk about how food plays a role in our stress cycles--for good and ill! If you've ever...

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Talk Saves Lives
A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention
1/27/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | DLBSU 205

Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention,...

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Talk Saves Lives
A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention
4/6/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | DLBSU 205

Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention,...

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