Stress Relief Practicum–App deadline Jan. 28


Stress Relief Practicum

Connect with others who are seeking healthy ways to handle stress.

Learn new skills and tools to manage stress and take care of yourself.  

Wednesdays beginning

February 4th –March 4th from 5-6PM

Meetings will follow an exploratory workshop format and participants will learn and practice different stress relief techniques each week.

Contact Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of Health Education

for more information or to sign up.

Reference “Stress Relief Practicum” in the subject line.

Sign up by Wednesday, January 28th.

Space is limited and on a first come basis.

Participants will be expected to attend all 5 sessions.

Mindfulness Class (non-credit)–Starting Feb. 16

BPN: Being Present Now.  Mindfulness and Wesleyan

A 6-week course on Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm, beginning on 1/26/15

During this non-credit course, students will be introduced to various techniques of mindfulness practice and spiritual awareness, including sitting meditation and yoga. These modalities are designed to aid in stress and anxiety reduction, and when practiced diligently, may also offer opportunities for greater self-awareness and personal development. The goal is to give students a spiritual toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. Students will gain an understanding of the roles these practices can play in leading a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

The class will be taught by: Amy Tate, PHD Scott Kessel, Wesleyan ’87 MALS ’92 David Leipziger Teva, Director – Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

There is a limited amount of space in the class. For more information and to apply: or  contact David Lepiziger Teva (


Flu Shots….

thumbnailCA1W2X0ZIf you missed the campus-wide flu clinic but would like a flu shot, please call the Health Center for an appointment at 860-685-2470.  The Health Center will offer them through the end of the semester while supplies last.

Get Your Flu Shot Today!! Nov. 13–4-7 p.m. Usdan 108

thumbnailCA1W2X0ZDate:         Thursday, November 13
:         4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Usdan University Center – room 108
Fee:           $30* (cash, check, or bill to student

*Flu shots are covered under the University-Insurance through Gallagher Student Health (Aetna Insurance) for students who are enrolled.  Students with Private insurance can request a statement to file to insurance for reimbursement.  Please alert the staff when attending the clinic.

Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group



Sexual Assault Survivors* Support Group


sexual assault survivors workshop       

Connect and heal in the company of others.

Meetings follow an open support group format

and participants determine topics each week.

Tuesdays beginning September 30th – December 2nd from 5:30PM-6:45PM.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator,

to sign up and with questions.  

Reference  “Tuesday Support Group” in the subject line.

Sign up by Wednesday, September 24th.

*The group is open to female identified survivors.

Please contact Alysha if you’re interested

in joining a male-identified survivors support group.

WESupport Peers: Active Listening — 217 DHC

Do you need someone to listen? WESupport peers are now holding office hours in room 217 of the Davison Health Center. We’re a CAPS-affiliated, confidential peer support program of students who have been trained in active listening skills.  We are happy to talk with you about whatever is troubling you, whether it is a big issue or a small one.  We will not give advice or suggest solutions to your problems – we offer empathy and can give you information about campus and community resources. So if you ever feel overwhelmed, sad, or just want to chat, stop by! (Bonus: We have free coffee and tea!)

Mental Health Support Group for the Fall Semester

The WESupport student-led mental health support group has filled to capacity.  The group will not be able to accommodate any new members this semester, but additional support groups are already being planned for the fall.  If you would like to join a group next semester, email Dr. D’Andrea at  WESupport looks forward to seeing you at a future support group!

Jennifer T. D’Andrea, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Psychological Services


Lecture: “The Missing Piece in the Affordable Healthcare Act” — Prof. Joseph White, Thursday, April 3–4:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4:15 PM    Public Affairs Center 002

The Missing Piece in the Affordable Care Act

Sponsored by the Government Department

 Professor Joseph White 

Luxenburg Family Professor of Public Policy
Case Western Reserve University

Four years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act makes no credible promise to meet the goal that most voters most desired — which was not to expand coverage to the previously uninsured, but to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of paying for health insurance. Why did the Democrats pass legislation that was not explicitly designed to reduce health insurance costs? The answers involve interest group politics, regional divisions in the Democratic Party, and the politics of the health care policy community

Student-facilitiated WESupport Student Group — 1st meeting–4/2, 6:15 p.m.

Hey Wesleyan –

The WESupport student group is teaming up with Counseling and Psychological Services to bring you the new Mental Health Support group. This support group will meet Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15 in the Solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. If you’ve been struggling with depression, the pace of college life, loneliness, anxiety, or anything else of that nature, you should join us!  The group will be facilitated by trained students who are also participants.

At our first meeting on April 2nd, we will set the ground rules for all future meetings. The support group will maintain a policy of strict confidentiality, in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for our members.

If you are interested in joining us, email us at

Hope to see you there!