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The Wellness Experience

From WesWell:

Are you seeking self-care strategies for health and well-being? Do you want to learn new skills and gain tools to manage stress?

Then join the Wellness Experience for the month of February to increase resiliency and gratitude, and flourish.

Here’s how it works:
~ Select a wellness activity to practice each week.
~ Choose from a broad range of activities to fit into your schedule.
~ Each week addresses a different wellness theme: emotional, physical, spiritual, and social.

Sign up by 12PM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH.

Let’s build a healthy Wesleyan community together!

If you have any questions please email Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education, at tpurdy[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Deadline: Friday, January 29 at 12:00 PM

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

From the lovely Kerry Klemmer ’13:

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As you may or may not know, this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody.” Whether you know it or not, people around you are struggling with eating disorders. To show your support for NEDAW, you can wear purple and attend one of the events scheduled for this week:

Open Forum Discussion with Tanya Purdy

Anyone who is interested in sharing their thoughts and feelings about eating disorders in a safe and sensitive space is more than welcome!

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

Screening of Dying to be Thin followed by a Q&A with Professor Ruth Striegel 

Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Exley 150

Co-Sponsored by Rho Epsilon Pi

Bystander Intervention Training


From WesWell director Tanya Purdy:

WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use and sexual assault. Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members.  The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools.  Specifically, you will learn  how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency.   We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.