A wellness room is provided in the Spoelhof University Center for students to practice stress management and care well for their emotional health in the course of a busy day. The room includes a massage chair, yoga mats, meditation supplies, coloring sheets, calming music, a biofeedback headband, a weighted blanket, and other stress-management tools. The room is available in increments of 30–60 minutes during business hours.
A “wellness box” on the Johnny’s patio provides wellness-related supplies for students to take at no charge. While items change over time, examples include blank journals (for processing thoughts & feelings), coloring books (for de-stressing), and photo albums (for collecting uplifting quotes & photos). Students are asked to take no more than one item at a time. Please do not place any items in the wellness box that did not originate there.
Light box lending program
Light boxes are available for students to borrow from the Center for Counseling and Wellness for up to three weeks at a time. Light boxes are a recommended form of treatment for feelings of sadness related to limited sunlight (ex. the "winter blues"). Treatment is usually most effective when implemented upon waking at the same time every day for 20-30 minutes. Students can request to check out a light box by contacting our office.
Neurofeedback EEG headband
The Muse-2 is a brain-sensing headband that tracks brain activity during guided meditation, providing real-time feedback and training as you practice controlling focus and calming emotions. Using a free app, students can use the headband independently in our office for increments of 30–60 minutes to support mental wellness and acuity.