Student Wellness

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

Student Wellness Programs

Have you ever wondered how meditation can benefit your academic performance?  Attend our Lunch and Levitate series to learn about the research behind meditation, how it works, and how it can help you during your time here at the HSC and onward in your personal and professional life! 

Oh, and don't forget to register for a free lunch! 

How we talk about suicide matters. Talk Saves Lives is a brief introduction on what you can do to help recognize and prevent suicide in your family, friends, peers, and patients. This is tailored to the students at this campus and will include additional online resources to practice and improve your skill in having uncomfortable conversations that help save lives.

Dynamic Yoga features fluid movements to combine fitness training with stress release in a single workout. 

This class will meet on the first Fridays of every month for the Spring 2021 semester. 

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Join us for a wellness discussion! Each session has multiple components: A short video on the topic, accompanying resources, and a 30 minute discussion over Zoom.

Click here to view a YouTube playlist of previous topics!

Do you believe that stress is bad for you; that it gets in the way of accomplishing your goals? If so, you’re not alone. Surprisingly, however, this belief could be amplifying negative outcomes and keeping stress from helping you reach your true potential. Let’s start the conversation on how to use stress to enhance, rather than hinder, your performance—in school, at work, and in life.

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Years of psychological research condensed into bite-size activities. Join us as we explore the six dimensions of wellness in varying easily digestible formats!


Join us as we hone our professional communication skills to: put our patients at ease with bedside manner, navigate the personal and professional balance of connecting with colleagues, overcome public speaking performance anxiety, and manage appropriate boundaries with challenging mentors by speaking upWe can’t wait to see you and learn together how to Talk the Talk.

Do you find yourself being self-critical or negatively comparing yourself to others?  If so, you are not alone. This workshop series will help you improve your self-talk and learn ways you can respond to your daily struggles with kindness and compassion, rather than criticism. We will explore what self-compassion is, learn various self-compassion exercises, and attempt to integrate these techniques into our daily practice.

19 Apr

Talk Saves Lives
An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Mon, 12:00 PM

19 Apr

Happiness Reconnect
30min Guided Meditation & Breathing
Mon, 1:00 PM

21 Apr

Zumba on Zoom
Wed, 5:00 PM

Intentional Living with Apps

Check out some leading apps representing each of the Six Dimensions of Wellness. Through the use of these apps, we hope to encourage you to maintain wellness and interpersonal connection while making healthy choices in social distancing.

Click here to view a list of Wellness Apps!

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.

Click here to view a list of Wellness Apps!

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.


Tired of Adulting? How to foster fun and play in your partnership(s)
written by Keely Johnson, M.A.
Posted April 12

Sexual Assault in Healthcare
written by Erin Garwood, M.A.
Posted April 12

Criticism vs Expressing Frustration
written by Keely Johnson, M.A.
Posted February 1

Communicating Effectively When Intimidated
written by Erin Garwood, M.A.
Posted February 1