Busy times ahead!

The end of September and beginning of October has always been a busy time for our office, and this year is no different! We are excited to collaborate with several other departments on campus for some of these upcoming events. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss them!

Next week we have our 2nd presentation for our fall FYI series, which is a Wellness-Passport event. This presentation will be focused on anxiety and panic attacks, a concern that we have noticed is increasing with our students. If you are interested in learning more about how to address anxiety or help a friend coping with panic attacks, please come out on Wednesday, September 25th at 12 pm or 4 pm to Mendenhall. The first presentation is in Room 221, and the 2nd one is in Great Room 3. These typically last about an hour and are a great way to get a Wellness Passport stamp AND learn more about a very common issue.

We will also be joining the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center for “Careers in Counseling for the Multicultural Student.” This event will be held on Monday, September 30th, from 5:30 pm until 7 pm in the Croatan Green Room. This panel presentation will feature representatives from social work, rehab counseling, counselor education, psychiatry, marriage and family therapy and other counseling professions. Students wanting to learn more about various careers and counseling and the options for graduate programs will definitely benefit from this event! Students interested in attending should e-mail LWCC@ecu.edu to RSVP.

Our Yoga for Total Wellness class has begun and already has a regular group of

yoga class2013attendees. If you’ve ever wanted to try¬†yoga to address stress and anxiety, this is the class for you! Our counselor Diane Bradshaw leads this weekly hour-long class at the Student Recreation Center and in the Allied Health Sciences building. The SRC class meets on Tuesdays at 12 pm, and the Allied Health class meets on Thursdays at 10:15 am in Room 1506 in Laupus Library. Please contact our office for more information.

And in case you missed it, we have created a couple of helpful videos for the CCSD and new clients. We have often heard how hard it is to find our office and there can be some confusion about how to make the first triage appointment. Our new YouTube channel includes some short videos that provide students with this information. We are also open to making other videos as well, so let us know if you have some ideas for how we can promote the center and our services.

Hope everyone has a great week, and we can’t wait to see you soon at one of these events!