April 27, 2016
Stress Relieving Activities During Finals Week
Every year Frazzle Free Finals takes place in Dimond Library at UNH. These three days are meant to de-stress students during a very hectic time.
Stress management is very important during finals week, which is why UNH offers various activities to try and relieve and reduce that stress. This semester Frazzle Free Final activities will take place Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th.
Some of the events include visits from therapy dogs from... Read More
April 20, 2016
How Focusing on Your Breath Can Bring You Peace of Mind
The semester is coming to an end, and with it comes lots of stress. Finals are approaching, assignments are due, and the stress seems to keep piling on. Don’t you wish you could just get a break? Well, here is a tip to help you relax in the upcoming weeks; just breathe.
Stress can cause your anxiety to rise, which in turn, causes your breathing to become quick, shallow, and irregular. Using breathing mediations can help your breath to... Read More
March 30, 2016
Learn About the Benefits of Group Counseling
As college students, we know first hand how difficult balancing school, work, relationships, exercise, healthy eating, the occasional illness, and personal matters can be. Sometimes it all becomes too overwhelming to handle on our own. Group counseling is a great way to find help.
The Counseling Center at UNH explains why group counseling is proven to be effective:
Students realize they are not alone and find support;
Students realize they can easily... Read More
March 23, 2016
Now is the Time to Care for Yourself
Another year is upon us, and with a new year new stresses occur, along with the old stresses we had the previous year. The American Institute of Stress says that 44% of Americans are more stressed than they had been five years ago. This can be due to so many different situations. Maybe you indulged too much over the holidays are now stressed because you want to get back to your regular diet or start a healthier one. Maybe money is tight now. Maybe work is... Read More
February 24, 2016
How to Boost Your Body Image
Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror, or when you picture yourself in your mind. As college students, we are surrounded by other young men and women, which can make us obsess over our own body image. We are constantly being exposed to media that revolves around body image. Every celebrity on a magazine cover is photo shopped to perfection, which causes us to think that is what everyone should look like. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook... Read More
February 22, 2016
Come Attend Events Pertaining to Eating Concerns and Body Image!
The week of February 21st-27th is Eating Concerns Awareness Week at UNH. This unique week is put on by the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) at Health Services.
ECM is a group on campus that provides students with mentoring and educational programs that educate and counsel individuals regarding body image, self-esteem and healthy living!
This week is held in order to raise awareness about eating disorders at UNH. In the US, around 30... Read More
February 10, 2016
Do you make the time to do things that are enjoyable and beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing?
UNH offers various forms of massage therapy to not just students, but also employees!
The Office of Health Education and Promotion through Health Services highly promotes massage therapy as a way to improve an individual’s overall health. The website defines massage therapy as a form of bodywork that is used to improve function within the body, and it promotes relaxation and improved... Read More
January 19, 2016
Kognito is here and can help make a difference!
Do you know a friend or classmate who is feeling sad or stressed? Maybe they do not even know why? Are you looking for something that will help you recognize these challenges so that they can receive some support for the distress they are currently feeling? Different signs of emotional distress are extremely important to recognize right away to prevent them from worsening and to receive further support.
UNH offers students an online program,... Read More
January 12, 2016
Improving Your Mood During the Colder Seasons
As it gets colder, the days get shorter, and the winter blues are among us. Getting out of bed or going to the gym may require extra effort. You find yourself eating potato chips and desserts more often than you used to.
You may be affected with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) if you feel less energetic and more irritated as the winter season approaches. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SAD is “characterized by recurrent... Read More
January 6, 2016
Stressed? UNH has the perfect solution to help you relax
The New Year is a time to focus on your well-being. However, it is also a time that can be stressful and tiring. Make it your goal this new year to set some time aside for YOU. Reiki may be the solution to your everyday stressors. It is open to the entire UNH community.
Reiki is based on the idea that we all have energy that allows us to be well. When that energy is off balance, we are more likely to become ill or unhappy. The stressors... Read More