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Offering Stressed Students Relief

November, 2016

The 2nd Annual Winter Wellness Workshop was held on the Main and Southbridge campuses this week to provide students a break from the pressures from school and strategies and tools to help with ending the semester successfully. Each workshop provided students several stations to visit with mindful activities such as coloring, braiding friendship bracelets, and reflecting on their worries and what to be grateful for this day. Students were introduced to the benefits of aromatherapy with the scents of lavender, lemongrass and mint. Students petted Rafter the Newfoundland, Colonel the black lab, and Autumn the domestic cat and talked with their respective handlers, coming away with big smiles after visiting them on the floor.

Other stress-relief activities included sound healing with a Tibetan Singing Bowl lead by Professor Jean Kennedy, complimentary chair massages, calming rocks, calming iPad apps to demo, and Reiki massage lead by professional staff Laura Tino. This annual event part of the Drive-Thru Workshop Series hosted by Disability Services and sponsored by Strategic Enrollment and Student Engagement.