Events, Workshops, & Classes

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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

Day

Time

Location

Description

Registration

Monday

12:30 pm

Join on Zoom

Mindful Mondays

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. No registration required.

No registration required

Wednesday

12:30 pm

Instagram Live: @UNHHealth

Wellness Wednesdays

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! 

No registration required

Thursdays
starting Feb. 11

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Thrive Kitchen, Hamel Rec Center, Room 239

 

Be Well, Sleep Well: Sleep Workshops

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. Recommended for graduate and undergraduate students.

Register here 

Events & Workshops

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

Date             

Time 

Location

Details

Registration

Thursday, Jan. 28

10:30 am – 11:30 am

and

2:30 pm –3:30 pm

College Woods (Meet outside the main Hamel Rec Center entrance)

Get Your Nature Fix! (2 sessions)
In Collaboration with Campus Recreation

Nature promotes (among other benefits) relaxation, awe, memory, creativity, energy, and physical health. Take a pause out of your day to clear your mind, get some fresh air, and move your body with Health & Wellness and Campus Rec. We’ll venture into College Woods no matter the weather.

Register here

Thursday, Jan. 28

All Day

Thrive Kitchen, Hamel Rec Center, Room 239

Setting Yourself Up for Personal and Academic Success: A Day-Long Wellness Event

11:00 am - 12:00pm
You Can't Pour from An Empty Cup
Fun and interactive session to learn about how you can use your wellness to increase motivation and maintain optimal energy to have a successful semester.

12:30pm – 12:55pm
What’s in Your Cup?
This brief, hands-on session will equip you with skills to help limit undesirable effects of alcohol, if you choose to drink.

1:10pm – 1:30pm
You Can Quit Nicotine!
Use the Health & Wellness Quit Kit to create your own successful nicotine quit plan.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nutrition
Learn how to fuel your body and mind with nutrition and hydration and make healthy, balanced choices when snacking, eating in the dining halls, or cooking for yourself.

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Two-Minute Stress Relievers
Interactive body-based workshop to learn how to soothe your nervous system to activate your body's natural relaxation response.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Reacting or Responding: Informed Decision-Making
Session on making informed choices to support your wellness.

All COVID safety measures will be followed, including cleaning protocols, physically-distanced seating, limited attendance, and pre-registration.

Wildcat Pass will be checked at entry of Hamel Rec Center.

Registration required (click title of workshop to register)

Friday, Jan. 29

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thrive Kitchen, Hamel Rec Center, Room 239

Mindfulness & Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Mindfulness and meditation are skills you can learn to cope with stress, get a better night's rest, succeed academically, and achieve overall health and wellness.

Join this free half-day program to learn more about how mindfulness can reduce stress, impact academic success, and improve self-care.

Registration is limited and required. This program will be set up in accordance with the UNH COVID safety guidelines.

Registration required

Friday, Feb. 5

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

TBD

Yoga Nidra: "Yogic Sleep" Workshop 
Led by Kathleen Grace-Bishop

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. 

Register here (link TBD)

Fridays
Feb. 12
Feb. 19
Feb. 26
March 5
March 12

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join on Zoom

Group Wellness Coaching (5-Week Group)
Led by Dawn Zitney and Shannon Seiferth, certified wellness coaches

Wellness coaching is an affirming and supportive process that recognizes you as the expert of your own life. Join a supportive and fun 5 week group to better understand your personal wellness, and how to use your strengths and values to make choices that enhance your personal and academic success. In the group you will learn about wellness, get clear about your values, understand your strengths, create your own wellness vision, and set goals that are realistic and attainable.

To benefit for the experience, attendance at all sessions is mandatory. If you can’t attend all sessions, we request that you join another time.

Register here

Monday – Friday,
Feb. 15-19

All week

 

Random Acts of Kindness Week
Led by Wellness Ambassadors, Shannon Seiferth, and Dawn Zitney

Let’s make kindness the norm at UNH. Join us for a week-long celebration of kindness, compassion, and self-care.

No registration required: click here for schedule

Fridays
Feb. 19
Feb. 26
March 5
March 12

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Thrive Kitchen, Hamel Rec Center, Room 239

Mindfulness & Meditation (4-Week Group)
Led by Kathleen Grace-Bishop

Mindfulness is not about shutting off the mind or stopping your thoughts, but instead about learning to have a healthier relationship with your mind and thoughts. Join us for this 4-week workshop to learn more about mindfulness, practice different forms of meditation, and apply new skills to your life.

Register here

Monday, Feb. 22

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join on Zoom

Friends Helping Friends Panel
Panel discussion with Kate Gladstone, SHARPP; Lu Ferrell, Beauregard Center; and Shannon Seiferth and Laila Hammam, Health & Wellness. Facilitated by Dawn Zitney, Health & Wellness.

Learn effective and empathetic strategies to help a friend who is going through a difficult time. There will be an opportunity to submit anonymous questions to the panelists.

Registration link coming soon

Monday – Friday,

Feb. 22-26

All week

On-campus and Zoom

Eating Concerns Awareness Week (ECAW)
Led by Eating Concerns Mentors

Eating Concerns Mentors provide on-campus activities designed to help raise awareness about eating concerns and disorders.

Check back for updates.

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

 

College Woods (Meet in the Hamel Rec Center lobby)

Get Your Nature Fix!
In Collaboration with Campus Recreation

Nature promotes (among other benefits) relaxation, awe, memory, creativity, energy, and physical health. Take a pause out of your day to clear your mind, get some fresh air, and move your body with Health & Wellness and Campus Rec. We’ll venture into College Woods no matter the weather.

Registration link coming soon