Events, Workshops, & Classes

We are currently planning more events for the Fall 2020 semester. Please keep checking back!

We're here to support you as you learn to create balance in your life. Our events and workshops are fun and interactive, designed to help you gain practical skills you'll use now and after graduation.

Our events are also listed on the University calendar for your convenience.

Zoom Note: You must be logged into your UNH Zoom account to be allowed into our sessions.

Weekly Activities

Activity Day Time Description Link
Mindful Mondays Monday 12:30pm Get your week started with Mindful Mondays. Take a mid-day pause to learn and practice mindfulness skills like meditation, and connect with yourself and your UNH community. https://unh.zoom.us/j/92188237612
Wellness Wednesdays Wednesday 12:30pm Meet our Wellness Counselors and student staff on Instagram Live every Wednesday for fun, quick tips on how to care for yourself and stay balanced at UNH and beyond. We’ll cover stress, sleep, nutrition, sexual well-being, alcohol and other drugs, and more!  Instagram Live: @unhhealth
Sleep Workshops

Friday

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Do you wonder about your sleep patterns? Need tips to improve your sleep? Want to understand why you feel sleepy during the day? Work with a Certified Health & Wellness Coach to co-create a personalized sleep plan in our weekly workshops.

Registration required: Please register by 9 p.m. the night before the Friday session you plan to attend. 

Sleep Workshop Registration

Events & Workshops

Open to UNH students, faculty, staff, and alumni unless otherwise noted.
Advanced registration required unless otherwise noted.

Date              Time  Details Link
Oct. 1 - 31  

Sextober

Sextober might look a little different this year but we’ll still be celebrating sex positivity, pleasure, and safer sex (or no sex, whatever you choose) all month long.

Check back for details.

 
Oct. 5 - 31  

Wellness Fest: All Month Long

Our annual Wellness Fest event is moving online and will include a month’s worth of activities designed to promote mental health and prevent suicide. Join in activities related to each of the 8 dimensions of the Wellness Wheel to be entered into a raffle for some great prizes! Check back for details.

 
Thursday, Oct. 1 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup: Using your Wellness to Energize, Survive, and Thrive

Each day may bring uncertainty but there are proven ways we can turn towards our experience in a way that motivates us to care for ourselves, no matter what is happening in and around us. This workshop is for you if you are looking for ways to care for yourself so that you have the energy and motivation you need to cope with the daily challenges and embrace the daily joys.

Session 1 Registration 
Friday, Oct. 2 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday Focus Series Session 1: Wellness Assessments

All behavior change starts with reflection and awareness. While exploring the 8 dimensions of wellness, engage in a personal wellness assessment. Self-awareness is the first step in living a life aligned with our goals and values.

Please register by 8 a.m. the day of the session you plan to attend. 

Session 1 Registration
Friday, Oct. 2 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Yoga Nidra: "Yogic Sleep" Workshop 

Yoga Nidra is a simple yet powerful way to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. In this session, you’ll practice “yogic sleep" to find the restorative state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. 

Session 1 Registration

Monday, Oct. 5
 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm     

2-Minute Stress Relievers Session 1: Getting Out of your Head and Into your Body

In this session, you will learn what happens in the body and mind when you experience stress AND relaxation. We will spend time practicing quick but proven body-based techniques that you can get out of your head and into your body to ground yourself in the present moment.

Session 1 Registration

Tuesdays
Oct. 6
Oct. 13
Oct. 20
Oct. 27
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Self-Compassion Class

The ability to be kind to yourself will help you feel better in all areas of your well-being. In this class, you'll be introduced to the science behind self-compassion and will practice ways you can offer yourself more tenderness and clarity to navigate difficult times.

Open to graduate students and employees only.

Self-Compassion Class Registration
Thursday, Oct. 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Write Within: Expressive Writing to Connect with What Matters

Expressive writing, like verbal communication, is a way you can process what is going on in your life and how you feel. In this workshop you will learn about the science of expressive writing and practice several techniques that will remind you of your values and strengths.

Write Within Registration
Friday, Oct. 9 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday Focus Series Session 2: Goal Setting

Set yourself up for success by setting goals that are appropriate for where you are right here, right now. This interactive workshop will walk participants through the process of creating specific goals and habits to live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.

Please register by 8 a.m. the day of the session you plan to attend. 

Session 2 Registration

Monday, Oct. 12

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2-Minute Stress Relievers Session 2: Using Emotional Wellness and a Growth Mindset to Cope With Stress

In this session, you will learn and practice how identifying your emotions, connecting to your values, and shifting your mindset are proven approaches to move through stress with more clarity and motivation. These too are quick yet proven approaches to connect with the meaning of your stress and find relief.

Session 2 Registration

Friday, Oct. 16

 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday Focus Series Session 3: Managing Stress

Barriers, often in the form of stressors can derail us from working toward our health & wellness goals. Learn strategies for overcoming these barriers by connecting with the present moment and tapping into your relaxation response; allowing you to focus on what is most important in your life.

Please register by 8 a.m. the day of the session you plan to attend. 

Session 3 Registration
Monday, Oct. 19 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup: Using your Wellness to Energize, Survive, and Thrive

Each day may bring uncertainty but there are proven ways we can turn towards our experience in a way that motivates us to care for ourselves, no matter what is happening in and around us. This workshop is for you if you are looking for ways to care for yourself so that you have the energy and motivation you need to cope with the daily challenges and embrace the daily joys.

Session 2 Registration
Oct. 19 - 23  

Body Positivity Week 

A variety of events all week long brought to you by Eating Concerns Mentors to promote healthy body image. Check back for more details and events.

TBD
Tuesday, Oct. 20 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Body Positivity Event: Partnering with Your Body to Feel Stress Relief

Your body isn’t a machine, it is your partner in life, every single moment. In this workshop you will learn about how your body responds to external events and internal thoughts. You will be guided through quick yet proven ways to partner with your body to help you find ease, soothing, and contentment.

Partnering with your Body Registration
Friday, Oct. 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Body Positivity Event: Body Liberation

"Radical self-love is not an impossibility. It is not even a destination. It is your inherent sense of self-worth." – Sonya Renee Taylor

Inspired by the work of Sonya Renne Taylor’s book The Body Is Not an Apology, we will have an open dialogue about what it means to have body autonomy and how we can collectively and individually connect to our inherent self-worth.
Body Liberation Registration 
Thursday, Oct. 29 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Get Your Nature Fix
 
Science shows nature is good for memory, concentration, mood, and more. Come get your daily dose of nature in College Woods with Health & Wellness and Campus Rec—rain, snow, or sunshine. 
No registration required.
Friday, Nov. 6 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Yoga Nidra: "Yogic Sleep" Workshop 

Yoga Nidra is a simple yet powerful way to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. In this session, you’ll practice “yogic sleep" to find the restorative state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. 

Session 2 Registration
Friday, Dec. 4 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Yoga Nidra: "Yogic Sleep" Workshop 

Yoga Nidra is a simple yet powerful way to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. In this session, you’ll practice “yogic sleep" to find the restorative state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. 

Session 3 Registration