The Counseling Center sponsors many different events throughout the course of the academic year. We collaborate with a variety of campus partners to create engaging events to support you and promote wellness on our campus.
All Sizes Fit
All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:
- Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
- Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
- Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.
It embraces the "Health at Every Size" philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of weight loss. Instead of dieting or focusing on a specific weight, we encourage: regular activity that is enjoyable, stress management, and healthy emotional awareness and coping.
All Sizes Fit includes an art show, with Duck Store gift certificates awarded for the top creations. If interested in submitting art for the next art show email Suzie Stadelman, Education Prevention and Outreach Coordinator.
Academics can be stressful for many of us, especially toward the end of the term. Stress Less is designed to create opportunities for you to explore different ways to practice self-care and find techniques to de-stress during some of the hardest parts of the year. These events are hosted during week 10 of fall, winter, and spring terms. Everyone manages the stress of classes differently, but we are here to support you through those times.
Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month—a time to raise awareness and reflect on the importance of mental health. See below for a variety of awareness and education events throughout the month.
It has been proposed that kindness is one of the basic human instincts. Research shows that increased kindness leads to greater happiness, better health, longer life and stronger relationships. Professor Carnine’s experience mentoring maximum-security prisoners in Buddhist meditation led him to the development of “mindful kindness” as a spiritual practice. This seminar teaches mindfulness as a way of cultivating kindness and diminishing unkindness toward oneself and others.
Fee includes book (How Love Wins: The Power of Mindful Kindness) and lunch.
If you’re the first person in your family to attend college, navigating university life and the demands it brings can feel overwhelming. You are not alone – many first generation college students struggle with deciphering a system that is often foreign to their family and often their community. This workshop will address the challenges that you might face as a first generation college student, provide you with helpful tools and a road map for navigating college successfully, and equip you with valuable campus resources to support you along the way. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.
As a student of color, you may find yourself in an environment with more or less racial and cultural diversity than what you experienced in your home community. This often causes students to feel isolated and disconnected. If this is you, you are not alone! This workshop will address potential barriers and challenges that you may face as a student of color on campus, provide you with strategies to overcome them, and highlight campus resources to support your academic journey. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.
As college students we wear many hats and play many roles. Our mind is often focus on what we need to do next. It is easy to drift from one thing to the next without ever taking the time to simply be. However, if we are constantly worried about our past or future we may miss the beauty of the “here and now.” This workshop will address the benefits of mindfulness, provide you with helpful tools and coping strategies, which will support you in being less absent from the richness of life. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.
Do you procrastinate? Or could you use some tips on improving your time management? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions then this workshop is for you. During this workshop, students will be given a chance to discuss reasons for procrastination and learn tips for time management and procrastination. This is a drop-in workshop and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.
Join Intramural Sports for our Aquatics Obstacle Course on December 1st in the SRC Downtown Aquatics Center. We'll award a men's and women's champion for fastest time. No more teams fees! Each participant can purchase the new IM Membership for unlimited intramural access all term ($10 per term, $5 after week 5, $25 yearly pass)! Register on IMLeagues and pay online or at the SRC Service Center Desk by November 30, noon. Questions? Contact Sean Graninger firstname.lastname@example.org