Pursuing wellness is a proactive, rather than reactionary, approach to creating a healthy life. It is a continual process of learning, growing, and reflecting in order to be happy, healthy and fulfilled.
Students taking online courses can overlook the importance of health and wellness. To support students and ensure that they have a positive educational experience, the UCI Counseling Center and the UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion offers a number of services. These services address the mental and physical well being of all students. Below are just a few of the resources available to all UCI students.
- Emotional Well-being Consultations: 30-60 minute one-on-one confidential consultations.
- TAO (Therapy Assisted Online): a self help online library of behavioral health resources.
- Nutrition Consultations: 60 minute one-one-one confidential consultations.
- Health & Wellness Workshops: request a workshop on a specific health and wellness topic.
- Other Services. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all the counseling and wellness services UCI provides.
*Students will be informed by their program office on upcoming special events, including wellness events.
More Wellness Resources
Practicing Emotional First Aid
We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
- Watch Guy Winch’s Ted Talk on practicing emotional first aid.
- Learn 7 ways to practice emotional first aid from Guy Winch’s blog post.
Online Tools and Assessments
There are a number of assessments and apps that can help you with exercise, nutrition, sleep, meditation and much more. Check out the UCI Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion’s information on these tools.
Video Source: Winch, G. (2015, February 16). How to Practice emotional first aid. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/F2hc2FLOdhI
Video Source: Emotion, Stress, and Health: Crash Course Psychology #26. (2014, August 11). Retrieved from https://youtu.be/4KbSRXP0wik