Health & Wellness Coaching

Learn how to live well

College is a time of great discovery. That includes understanding the kind of life you want to live both today and in the future. With free wellness coaching, you’ll begin to uncover your values and desires, learn how to put them into action on a daily basis, and maintain healthy changes that will last a lifetime.

Your certified coach from Health and Wellness Promotion provides personalized guidance to help you understand what wellness means for you. They’ll take you through the eight dimensions of wellness, help you determine where your strengths are, and work with you to overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Coaching typically focuses on topics such as physical and emotional well-being, goal setting, stress reduction, and time management.

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Physical wellness

Recognize the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep. In addition to exercise and nutrition, physical wellness also includes avoiding or reducing alcohol and other drug use, identifying potential health concerns, getting regular medical checkups, and minimizing your risk of injury and harm.

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Emotional wellness

Cope effectively with life and create satisfying relationships. Emotional wellness includes awareness and acceptance of your thoughts and feelings and expressing emotions in a healthy manner.

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Social wellness

Develop a sense of connection and belonging with a strong support system. Social wellness includes the relationships you have with others, your communication skills, and a healthy view of social roles as well as your capacity for intimacy and empathy.

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Intellectual wellness

Explore interests and expand your knowledge and skills. Intellectual wellness includes engaging in creative and mentally stimulating activities, seeking out and using new information, thinking critically, being open to new ideas, and making sound decisions. It also involves curiosity and your motivation to master new skills.

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Financial wellness

Develop a relationship with money that allows you to find satisfaction with your current and future financial situations and goals. Financial wellness includes strengthening skills to manage resources and live within your means. It also means making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and learning to prepare for short- and long-term needs.

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Occupational wellness

Experience growth, personal satisfaction, and enrichment from your work. Occupational wellness includes seeking opportunities to grow professionally and to be fulfilled in your job, whatever it might be. It means preparing and using your gifts, skills, and talents to gain purpose and happiness in life.

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Environmental wellness

Inhabit pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being. Environmental wellness is an awareness of your relationship with physical surroundings. It means developing and maintaining a safe and comfortable living environment that is in harmony with natural resources.

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Spiritual wellness

Expand your sense of purpose and meaning in life. Spiritual wellness encompasses an understanding of the beliefs, principles, and values that guide you in life. That understanding includes forming moral and ethical commitments.

Wellness coaching does not provide medical advice or counseling. For support in those areas, contact Student Health Services or Counseling and Psychological Services, or visit the Help Me R.O.A.R. website for additional resources in the community.