Wellness Wednesdays

Illustration of yellow sun rising over blue and white Mt. Baker with the words Wellness Wednesdays around the sun.

January 13th - March 10th
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Registration links below session description.
Enroll for any session on Canvas here!

Self-Care and COVID

January 13th
Presenter: Chris Edwards, Psy.D.

Join Chris from the Counseling Center to hear about ways of engaging in self-care, managing stress, and tending to well-being with a specific focus on the impact of COVID-19.
Register for Self-care and COVID here


Dare to Connect Creatively

January 20th
Presenter: C.J. Swanlund, Psy.D.

Hear from C.J., staff psychologist, and learn practical strategies to get out of our comfort zones, overcome loneliness, and fulfill our needs for meaningful social connections during a time of social distancing.
Register for Dare to Connect Creatively here


Reality Check

January 27th
Presenter: Sam Haghighi, M.S.

Join Sam, doctoral intern at the Counseling Center, for a conversation about the reality of time and energy as limited resources, and discuss strategies to use them to your advantage.
Register for Reality Check here


Beat the Blues

February 3rd
Presenter: Chris Edwards, Psy.D.

Hear from Chris, Counseling Center psychologist, about specific strategies to help improve your mood, practice mental hygiene, and support well-being! We will specifically address tips and tricks for use during COVID.
Register for Beat the Blues here


Pleasure in a Pandemic

February 10th
Presenter: Tracy Dahlstedt-Rientra, M.Ed. + PHEs

Join Tracy, Health Educator, and the fabulous Peer Sexual Health Educators to talk about pleasure during the pandemic! Explore ways to safely enjoy sex and keep things exciting.
Register for Pleasure in a Pandemic here


Coping with Stress & Anxiety

February 17th
Presenter: Jon Barry, MSW

Meet with Jon, Counseling Center therapist, to discuss ways of managing stress and anxiety.
Register for Coping with Stress & Anxiety here


Mindfulness 101

February 24th
Presenter: Tonya Pepper, LMHC

Hear from Tonya, one of our staff therapists and learn the basics of mindfulness practice and gain tools for managing stress and anxiety – especially useful during this time!
Register for Mindfulness 101 here



March 3rd
Presenters: THRIVE PHEs + Amy Dunham, B.S.

Join the THRIVE Peer Health Educators and Amy, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to learn how to thrive at WWU!
Register for THRIVE at WWU here


Be Kind to Your Mind

March 10th
Presenter: Amy Dunham, B.S.

Join Amy to learn about how to reframe your negative self-talk. We'll discuss why the tone of our thoughts about ourselves are important, and learn concrete strategies for changing your self-talk from negative to positive and empowering! Just in time to conquer finals!
Register for Be Kind to Your Mind here