Come to campus for Highline’s Week of Wellness, April 13–17, 2015, designed to promote the importance of emotional and physical health as central to success. Eight wellness-themed programs will encourage you to live a more positive and holistic life while reducing stress, anxiety and harmful coping mechanisms.

All events are free and open to the public. Highline students will be eligible for door prizes at each session. Hosted by Highline’s Counseling Center, the weeklong series will be held on the college’s main campus.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mindfulness in Action

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Highline Student Union (Building 8, Mt. Constance room)

Highline College’s Week of Wellness begins with a talk on mindfulness, presented by Dr. Allison Lau, Highline’s Associate Dean for Counseling and Student Conduct. When practiced intentionally, mindfulness can help us find peace in the present moment, even in the most stressful of times. Learn how to find your own inner peace. Refreshments will be provided. Bonus for Highline students: Door prizes.

Yoga Made Easy

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Highline Student Union (Building 8, Mt. Olympus room)

With the principles of mindfulness in hand, join us for an hour of yoga for beginners. Highline welcomes Seattle yoga instructor Brooke Stepp for an hour of relaxation as she teaches core principles of yoga and how to use them in everyday settings. You will enjoy a very light workout. Bonus for Highline students: Free yoga mats for the first 15 participants.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Money, Wellness and You!

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Highline Student Union, Inter-Cultural Center (Building 8, room 204)

Should I have a credit card? What’s the difference between a credit union and a bank? How do you pay off debt? Join us for a direct conversation about saving, debt and everything money. Brian Hooks, Assistant Director for Housing and Residence Life at Seattle University, will bring real-world knowledge about developing a budget for your financial goals, near and far. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Art of Wellness: Create Art and Explore You!

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Highline Student Union (Building 8, Mt. Constance room)

Love crafting, painting or creating art? Join Highline counselors Dr. Gloria Koepping and Theressa Alston as they help teach us how to express our emotions in the form of art. Stop by for 10 minutes or stay for two hours. Lunch will be provided.

Workout: Tips and Tricks

2–3 p.m.
Highline Student Union (Building 8, Mt. Olympus room)

Getting to the gym can be a challenge. Join Tolani Ogunyoku, Highline Counseling Center intern, as he teaches simple workout techniques using only your body and household items. Wear workout clothes or comfortable attire. Bonus for Highline students: Chance to win a workout survival kit or a Fitbit activity tracker.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Healthy Relationships

11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Highline Student Union, Inter-Cultural Center (Building 8, room 204)

Ever wonder if your relationships could involve less conflict? Know a friend who might be struggling with a difficult relationship with family, a partner or a friend? Highline counselor Josh Magallanes will help participants identify the good, the bad and the confusing about our closest of relationships. Lunch will be provided.

#HealthyFood

2–3 p.m.
Highline Student Union, Inter-Cultural Center (Building 8, room 204)

What’s the difference between white and brown rice? What’s an easy way to eat healthy on a limited budget? Ryan Hamachek, Director of Wellness and Health Promotion at Seattle University, will provide us with tips on how to identify healthy foods and live a more wellness-oriented life. Refreshments will be provided. Bonus for Highline students: Grocery bag of healthy food.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Penguin Feeding at Woodland Park Zoo

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Event limited to Highline College students. What better way to end your week than a trip to meet a penguin. Join us for a fun afternoon at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. You will have free time to explore the park as well as have a chance to feed some very cute penguins. Lunch, admission and transportation will be provided. Space is limited; reserve your spot today by emailing Adam-Jon Aparicio, aaparicio@highline.edu.

Questions? Contact Adam-Jon Aparicio: (206) 592-3353, aaparicio@highline.edu

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