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Wellness Center

Health Education and Wellness Outreach Programs

The Wellness Center offers a variety of outreach educational programs, presentations, and services on different health topics.  The Wellness Center also collaborates with other departments on campus to promote health and wellness-related presentations.  Contact us to request one or more of the following options for your organization or class.  

Topic Areas

General Wellness and Wellness Center

  • Wellness and Wellness Center: What exactly is wellness and how is it connected to your success as a student? Learn more about the multiple dimensions of wellness and find out about the services and programs that the Wellness Center offers to help support students. 20-50 minute program; computer and projector required; audiences of 5+.
  • Wellness Center Tours: Come see the beautiful new Wellness Center and all that we have to offer.  Highlights include the Zen Den, personal training room, massage therapy room, and athletic training room.  15-30 minutes; audiences of 3-10, but can negotiate accommodations for more.

Nutrition

  • Mindful Eating: No more diets! Learn how to listen to your body and let it tell you what, when, why, and how to eat. Practice with delicious food samples provided. 60-90 minute program; audiences of 8-20 people.
  • A+ Nutrition: So much nutrition information is out there, how are we supposed to know what to do? This is an interactive presentation where you'll find ways to improve your diet, identify healthier food options, and gain tips and tricks to staying healthy while in college. 50 minute program; computer and projector required; audiences of 8-25.

Sexuality

  • Safe Sex/Healthy Sexuality: Bring a little friendly competition in to your class or group with a fun game of Sex Jeopardy. This friendly game is designed to make sex a less awkward topic to discuss, and will provide college students with information on a variety of sexual health topics and a number of good resources they could turn to regarding their sexual health needs. 50 minute program; computer and projector required; audience of 8-25 people.
  • Body Image: We are bombarded by messages about how our bodies should and should not look. This presentation discusses body image and the role of the media on how we feel about ourselves. Participants will leave with a more positive feeling about themselves, and will also learn about campus resources. 50 minute program; computer and projector required; audiences of 8-25.
  • Safe Zone Topics: Safe Zone is a program based out of the Campus Activites Center and is geared toward creating an inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA community.
    • LGB 101 is an ideal workshop for those just starting out. The primary focus of this session is on terminology and language, stereotypes that surround the LGBTQIA community, and effect socialization has had on us as individuals. This session is highly interactive and focused on reflection by the participants.
    • Gender Identity is a workshop that explores some of the definitions regarding gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality, as well as various components of lived experiences from individuals who are gender minorities. In addition, this will help participants understand how gender minorities have influenced LGBTQIA culture and American history.
    • Visible Ally is an interactive, activity-heavy workshop that will train participants to understand what it means to be an LGBTQIA ally and how to by an LGBTQIA ally. This training will also give participants a better understanding of heterosexual and cisgender privilege and how this relates to being an ally. Finally, this workshop will teach participants how to create a "safe zone" for members of the LGBTQIA community.

Mental Health

  • Sleep (Wellness Center Staff): Being well rested is a critical component of wellness and contributes to academic success. Lack of good sleep can affect your health, mood, and your grades. This presentation will provide information on sleep hygiene and tips for how to improve your sleep. 50 minute program; computer and projector required; audiences of 8-25.
  • Stress Management and Mindfulness/Meditation (Wellness Center Staff): Stress is one of the top impediments to student success. At low or moderate doses, stress can help improve our performance, but at high doses, it can impact us negatively. Practicing mindfulness and meditation has been shown to greatly improve our ability to manage stress. Wellness Center staff will present an introduction to mindfulness and provide stress management tools that can be easily incorporated into your daily life.
  • Test Anxiety/Academic Performance-Related Anxiety (University Counseling Center): The University Counseling Center can facilitate a presentation that encourages students to adopt an attitude of resilience when it comes to facing academic challenges. This presentation helps the audience identify signs of academic performance-related anxiety, contributing factors to anxiety and coping strategies to help manage that anxiety. The presentation is interactive and psychoeducational about academic related distress.
  • Difficult Conversations/Assertive Communication Training (University Counseling Center): The University Counseling Center can facilitate a workshop on how to skillfully navigate the various interpersonal relationships students engage in on campus. This includes managing relationships with roommates, classmates, faculty, family, and romantic partners. The presentation includes a combination of educational instruction, small group discussion and interactive practice in dealing with relationship conflict.
  • Gatekeepers Training is an important suicide prevention workshop offered by the University Counseling Center. This training is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members and will help participants identify students at risk of suicide attempts and suicide. 2 hour program; registration required: uccstaff@uwyo.edu

Financial Wellness

  • Budgeting and Money Management is an ideal workshop for students to gain a better grasp of their own money. This workshop will help students understand the importance of setting a financial budget and ways they can manage their daily spending habits.
  • Understanding and Avoiding Unnecessary Debt is a workshop that dives into the different forms of debt students could experience during college and after graduation. The workshop will provide an understanding of how debt can effect a student's future financial outlook and an opportunity to explore ways of avoiding debt.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • The Alcohol, Wellness Alternatives, Research & Education (AWARE) Program provides a myriad of educational programs related to alcohol and other drug education. Please see their outreach menu for specific details.

Bystander Intervention

  • Real Pokes Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training (2 hours). This training is meant to teach students effective strategies for helping in tough situations and to empower them to be active bystanders (up to 50 people/session).

Other Services

Chair Massage Services Rental ($): Do you have a student event or meeting? Want to recruit people for your student group? Let us help! Rent our chair massage services on an hourly basis for special student events. We provide the massage chairs and the skilled and trained massage therapists. You provide the students. Contact us for a price quote.


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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9355

Fax: 307-766-6720

Email: wellness@uwyo.edu

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