Wellness Workshops

CPR training class dates are published separately.

The Office of Health Promotion and Education offers workshops free of charge to the Western Michigan University campus community in the fall and spring semesters. 

Preregistration is required. Once filled, workshops are closed to new registrants. If you have any questions, you may call us at (269) 387-3263.

  • Participants will be notified in advance if workshops are canceled due to low enrollment. If you register for a workshop but cannot attend, please change your RSVP in Experience WMU.
  • Workshops are 50 minutes long, unless otherwise noted—late arrivals may not be allowed in.
  • Location: Sindecuse Health Center, Room 3131, upper level. Please enter through the yellow door at the entrance or come inside to use the elevator.
  • Student parking is not available at Sindecuse Health Center for these workshops.

Fall 2016 Wellness Workshops

Changing Minds

This workshop will seek to challenge and dismantle the stigma of mental illness. Students will learn to identify warning signs of mental and emotional health problems and identify campus and community resources. Perceptions of mental health, barriers to help-seeking and coping strategies will be discussed.

Monday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m.

Destroy Stress and Maximize Your Life!

This workshop will teach students the various ways that stress affects them, and what to do about it! Students will learn a variety of healthy ways to cope with different types of stress, from self-care strategies to organization. Additionally, students will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to relax, and ways to increase positive energy so that they can enjoy life more.

Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Emotional Intelligence

We've all heard of the term "emotional roller-coaster" and there is a lot of truth in that phrase. Emotions are complex, deeply rooted, and can be difficult to understand. Emotions affect how we manage behavior, navigate social situations, and make decisions. This workshop  will focus on developing and understanding emotional intelligence and will introduce activities that help improve your own emotional intelligence.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.

Health Insurance 101

Are you confused by insurance lingo? Do you know the difference between a copay and coinsurance? A deductible and a premium? You're not alone. The world of insurance is complicated, confusing and changing! This workshop will help you begin to unravel the world of insurance so that you can be a partner in all aspects of your health care.

Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m.

Nutrition 101: Healthy Eating On and Off Campus

Understanding the most recent dietary guidelines and how to apply them will be the focus of this workshop. Whether eating in the residence halls or off campus, you'll learn practical strategies for meal planning, grocery shopping and basic food preparation techniques.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.

On F.I.R.E! (Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education): Be Part of the Solution

FIRE Sexual Assault Peer Educators, a group of students committed to ending sexual assault. They will educate their peers on gender based violence and strategies they can employ to end sexual assault at WMU and within their communities. Students will also learn how to support a survivor of sexual assault and the area resources which can help facilitate a person’s recovery.

Thursday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

Sports Nutrition

The demands of recreational or competitive sports require specific nutrition needs. Learn how to get the most from your diet without the use of expensive nutritional gimmicks.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.

We Could be H.E.R.O.E.S! 

*This is a 90-minute workshop*

Have you ever gotten that gut feeling that something just isn't okay? That you should probably do something, but you weren't sure what? This bystander training will help you learn how to notice when to intervene and will help you develop the skills you need to step in! You can make a difference at WMU, you can be a hero! Western H.E.R.O.E.S. get a free t-shirt completing this training.

Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

YES! The Presence of Consent

This workshop explores the ways consent, sex, and relationships are portrayed in the media and the multiple domains of sexual consent on a college campus.

Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.