Student Wellness

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

Upcoming Student Wellness Events

Monday, April 03 @ 12:00 PM

Mental Munchies: Emotional Wellness with Vanessa Contreras, M.Ed.
Emotional wellness includes the capacity to manage one’s feelings and related behaviors including the realistic assessment of one’s limitations, development of autonomy, and ability to cope effectively with stress. Did you also know emotional wellbeing is also impacted by volunteerism? Join us for a chat with Leadership and...

Wednesday, April 05 @ 11:00 AM

DeStress Fest
Come de-stress with HSC Student Counseling Services! Join us for an inflatable obstacle course, a therapy dog, pots & plants, card games, outdoor games, a food truck, and a photo booth!   Brought to you by the Student Advisory Board and a part of   Student Wellness programming.

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.

Learn more about the Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness Articles

Article | March 1, 2023

How to Prevent and Respond to Workplace Burnout
Burnout is a psychological syndrome that has become more well known due to the pandemic. Even with experts retiring the “pandemic” status in the US, burnout amongst healthcare workers persists, with one in three providers experiencing burnout at any given time. So, what exactly is burnout? Burnout occurs when a person experiences heightened stress for a prolonged period of time....

Article | January 30, 2023

Understanding Interpersonal Violence
  If you need immediate help, call the Oklahoma 24-hour Safeline at 800-522-SAFE (7233) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233).   Interpersonal violence (IPV), often called domestic violence, relates to a wide array of behaviors that are rooted in power and control and are implemented to maintain strict control of one’s partner(s). The number...

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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.

Do you find yourself being self-critical or negatively comparing yourself to others? This workshop series will help you improve your self-talk and learn to 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.

Being at the bottom of the professional hierarchy often comes with a strong sense of feeling one doesn’t deserve to be here and a pressure to be a “yes – man!” That is, a person who is agreeable to everything and rarely says “no” to a request. But what about when saying yes is costing you your emotional, mental, or relational health? Let’s talk about how our developing competencies and long-term goals can help us identify our boundaries and set reasonable expectations in the workplace.

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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!


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.

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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!

Our wellness team invites the HSC Writing Center and professional development representatives to give you a boost in interview prep!  Students can expect:

  1. Optimal Interview Skills software demonstration
  2. A brief discussion of general virtual interview tips 
  3. Relaxation Tips
  4. Open Q&A regarding Resume and Interview skills, tips, and tricks. 

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!

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 up.We can’t wait to see you and learn together how to Talk the Talk.

You're training hard to be a professional in a specialized field.  Yet, how often do you actually feel like you deserve to be here? Do you secretly worry that others will find out you’re not as bright and capable as they think you are? Chances are that at some point in your time here, you’ve felt you're underperforming, and one slip up might reveal to the world just how inadequate you are. This is a common trick the mind plays on us; no doubt your colleagues have all felt it as well and, here's the kicker--it isn't true! Come learn about the thinking patterns that trip up our perception of competence and how to challenge them. 

How might medical professionals help patients, caregivers, and other professionals define clinical and personal success, even when a patient may have a terminal diagnosis? Perhaps by helping patients achieve their goals of dying with dignity and maintaining their quality of life through their transition. This presentation will review coping strategies to combat the negative influence of vicarious trauma on medical professionals. 

How often do you perfect the delicate balance between personal and professional responsibilities? Would you be surprised to hear research suggests that such "balance" does not exist? If that is the case, pursuing balance is an exhausting and self defeating task. Let's talk about how to reframe our goals for work/life management and tips to evaluate how you're doing on the topic. 

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!