Make personal wellness a part of your summer and check out the events below presented by the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness! Unless otherwise noted, register for the following events by accessing the new online registration instructions at https://wellness.illinoisstate.edu/faculty/registration/.
Koru Basic Mindfulness Class
Wednesdays, June 23, 30, July 7, and 14, from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom
In our Koru mindfulness class, you will learn to practice various mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help to improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, improve your focus on tasks at work or academically, lead to better eating behaviors, and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. This class has four sessions and will be held on Zoom. The course is free, but registration is required.
Support for Nursing Mothers: Returning to Work or School
Tuesday, July 13, from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom
Returning to Work or School explores how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mom. This class covers on-campus lactation spaces, the importance of pumping schedules, and a guide to help conversations with your supervisor and colleagues. This is a free class open to students, faculty, staff, and spouses/partners. Facilitated by a certified lactation consultant.
Weekly Meditation Sessions
Tuesdays at noon on Zoom (beginning June 15 through July 27)
Whether you have experience with meditation or if this is something new, please join us for any of our meditation sessions. Meditation can help improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; improve focus, academic and work performance, and eating behaviors; and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. Each session is about 20 minutes and will be held on Zoom. No registration is required and you can start at any time. Access the Zoom link at https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/98422099227.
Balanced Bellies and Backs – Lifestyle Enhancement Program
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:15–1 p.m. on Zoom (runs from May 14 through August 15)
Aimed at the care of a healthy spine, this class focuses on maintaining flexibility and strengthening the CORE. Instructor: Michelle Klunke, B.A., is a certified instructor and has been teaching for Wellness at Illinois State since 2003. Registration is required and a fee is associated to participate in this class. Fees will be processed online through the Health Promotion and Wellness uStore. Please pay for classes using the uStore link or through payroll deduction. Cash and personal checks are no longer accepted. Summer Registration Form
Wellness coaching offers guidance with meeting personal wellness goals and lifestyle changes. Based on positive psychology, wellness coaching uses a holistic approach to examine how personal wellness interacts with an individual’s values, goals, and inspirations. Open to ISU staff, faculty, and students interested in making positive changes to their personal wellness. Individual sessions are held for 30-60 minutes each and meet via Zoom. Contact Health Promotion and Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering wellness coaching as a way to optimize your health and well-being.
The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, located in Suite 187 McCormick Hall, serves as the campus resource for wellness and preventive health by leading health promotion action at Illinois State University. A vibrant and engaged workforce furthers a wellness-centered culture on campus. For more information, contact us by phone at 438-WELL (9355) or email Wellness@IllinoisState.edu.