How to stay health conscious during your school year

March 27, 2017

By Aurora van Roon

Have the post-Reading Week blues? SFU offers many programs that can help you combat stress, stay on top of your personal health and manage the rest of the school year!

SFU’S WELLNESS STUDIO

The Wellness Studio at SFU Vancouver offers daily yoga and stretch classes to focus your mind and help release those endorphins. Classes are just under an hour long and usually take place at lunch (between classes).

Just bring some clothes you can stretch in, there are mats available in the space.

Below is the schedule for this term!

Day

Class

Time

Monday

Power Flow Yoga

12:30-1:15pm

Tuesday

Hatha Yoga

12:30-1:20pm

Wednesday

Vinyasa Yoga

12:30-1:20pm

Wednesday

Yoga for 55+

2:00-3:00pm

Thursday

Lunch Time Stretch

12:30-1:15pm

The campus also goes for walks after Vancouver meeting by the Belzberg Library at 12pm every Thursday (depending on the weather). The walking coordinator tries to find a new routes every week so if you have any suggestions, they’re happy to hear from you!

There’s no registration required, but if you want more information you can email Jim at atamanch@sfu.ca.

HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES

If you’re feeling very overwhelmed and need someone to talk to, Health and Counselling Services has professional psychologists and clinical counselors that you can visit at the Vancouver campus. 

They are there to help you “meet the challenges of achieving your academic and personal potential.”.

There are also counseling programs and seminars, which is excellent for people who find it helpful to work with other students and professionals to address challenges.

You can find out more on their website.

WORKSHOPS

SFU also offers numerous workshops to help with your well-being and managing stress, like Bouncing Back as an SFU Student: Building Resilience and Supporting Your Well-being. This course is designed by SFU Health Promotion to help students develop strategies, tools and resources for that support an SFU student’s well-being and resilience.

 Bouncing Back is offered over Canvas and is free for people with and SFU computing ID. It takes around 45 minutes and because it is available online you can take it whenever and wherever you have a chance!

For more information about this course and to register, click here.

CAREER SERVICES

One of the major stresses from school is figuring out what to do with your degree, or even knowing how to find work after you graduate. As Career Services states on their website, “50% of Canadian post-secondary students struggle with career indecision.”

At SFU’s Career Services, they can advise you on potential career paths, looking for jobs, writing your resume, CV and cover letter, practicing interviews and networking.  If you’re feeling at all anxious about where you want your career to go, the people at Career Services can help.

You can book an appointment online here. They are found behind the Registrar on the Vancouver Campus.

 

SFU Vancouver has many resources on site to help you manage the back-to-school stress and stay health concious.