Be Well at Mount Holyoke: Wellness Workshops

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Please review the Be Well at Mount Holyoke: Wellness Workshops, and sign up for your first, second, and third choice workshop. You may not submit this form more than once, so please select your workshops carefully. After submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation email with more information.

Be Well Yoga for Beginners: This class will include mind-body practices such as breathing, experiential activities, yoga postures and deep relaxation for stress reduction, regulating emotions and building self-appreciation and confidence.  You’ll learn how to incorporate these tools into your daily lives, allowing you to thrive during your first year at MHC!  All levels are welcome and modifications will be provided.

DIY Aromatherapy Playdough: Learn to make your own Aromatherapy Playdough to help you through the stressful times of the semester!

DIY Calendars: Start the new semester off right by learning various time management strategies and creating an erasable calendar for your room!

DIY Stress Relief Kit: Learn to make your own stress ball, come up with self-care strategies to use throughout the year, and add some more tools to your stress-relief tool kit!

Don't be a Mess #StressLess: Got Stress? We can help! Come learn the tips and tricks of the trade to manage your college feels. What does stress look like? How do I say no and prevent over-commitment? Come rock the Wheel of Wellness to win prizes and more.

Drumming Circle: Come release pent-up energy with an upbeat drumming circle. We will have the opportunity to engage with one another through creating powerful beats and rhythms. No experience required!

FUNctional Strength Training: Learn the basic concepts and try an introductory strength training session. Functional Strength is integrated multi-dimensional movement that incorporates balance, coordination, and proprioception. We will be using body weight, medicine balls, and dumbbells to challenge the body to grow stronger.

Glitter Meditation Jars: Glitter Meditation Jars are a great way to calm your mind and have moment of peace - even during stressful times. Come and create your own sparkly masterpiece and learn different techniques to relax and learn more about yourself.

Guided Canvas Painting: Join in on a facilitated painting session! Painting is a great way to express creativity and to reduce stress. Learn to create your own calming canvas painting in this guided painting class.

Intro to Mindfulness: Erica Weathers of counseling services in this interactive workshop, students will learn some quick, simple mindfulness strategies to help alleviate stress, increase focus, and reground themselves.

Peaceful Conversation with Eliot House: Eliot House is Mount Holyoke College's center of religious and spiritual life. Sit back in our comfy couches, snack on the famous Chef Jeff's cookies, and enjoy a great conversation and more on how to explore what gives meaning to our lives. We will start with a Tai Chi experience and then a walk-through tour of Mount Holyoke's beautiful Japanese Tea House called Wa-Shin-An, and then recline in the lounge and learn about the art of meaningful conversation.

Sleep Well, Be Well: A's and Z's: In this workshop, we will create a sleep plan and relaxing sleep masks to take with us, while also receiving useful tips and tricks on getting a good night's sleep while at Mount Holyoke College!

Vision Board Making: A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of your dreams, goals, and things that make you happy. These beautiful craft projects will be visual positive affirmations personalized by you, and are perfect to hang in your dorm room!

Watercolor Card Making: Do you love to make art? Come create some beautiful note cards using watercolors - no experience or artistic ability is required! We'll also write a few notes so you can send in the mail a random act of kindness, and make someone's day. We will provide all art supplies, and postage for the notes!