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From: Hokie Wellness

Hokie Wellness offers a wide range of programs during October. They include:

Oct. 5, 12-1 p.m.: Planning for Baby (Staff): This virtual program is for staff who are expecting the birth of a child or new parents with a child under three months. All expecting and new parents are welcome, including fathers, non-birth mothers, and adoptive parents. Topics include benefits, leave, and resources available to new parents. Registration is required.

Oct. 6, 12-1 p.m.: Mindful Journaling: Reconnect with your sense of purpose by working through a collection of guided journaling prompts. This workshop will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech in the Drillfield Conference Room. Journals and pens will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Oct. 7

  • 11 a.m.: REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Emergency Response Training: Anyone can experience and develop an addiction. Learn more about opioids and addiction, and how to respond in an emergency -- and possibly reverse an opioid overdose. You will receive a REVIVE! emergency response kit and the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan (Naloxone) free of charge. Registration is required.
  • 12-12:45 p.m.: Stress Reduction Tips: Handling stress takes effort but the results are worth it. Learn some tips to relieve stress in this virtual program. Registration is required.     
  •  4-5 p.m.: The Art of Improv for Beginners: Steve Matuszak, assistant professor of practice in Pamplin College of Business, will lead a fun and interactive workshop. Learn to be effectively spontaneous, even when faced with the unexpected. The program will be held at the North End Center, room 2420. Space is limited and registration is required.

Oct. 12, 12-1 p.m.: Banish Burnout: Learn how to recognize burnout, tips for prevention, and what to do if you are feeling burned out. The program will be held at the North End Center, room 2420. Registration is required.

Oct. 13

  • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this class, you’ll learn risk factors and warning signs, strategies for how to assist, and where to turn for help. Mental Health First Aid training sessions have limited seats and are in high demand. Visit the Hokie Wellness Mental Health First Aid web page to learn more, view available dates, and to register.
  •  12-1 p.m.: Student Loans and Debt: This virtual session will discuss ways to strategically manage debt and will touch on some of the most popular federal loan repayment plans available for undergraduate student loans. Registration is required.

Oct. 14, 10 a.m.: Tour of the Southgate Center: The Southgate Center, located adjacent to Lane Stadium, serves as the primary warehouse, bakery, and food preparation site for the 11 dining centers and two food trucks on campus. The facility has 14,300 square feet of storage, employs 102 people, and makes more than 3,000 deliveries on campus each year. Space is limited, registration is required.

Oct. 18, 12-1 p.m.: Healthy Nutrition for Aging: Eating plenty of nutrient-rich, nourishing foods is important across your lifespan. As our bodies go through the natural process of aging, certain nutrients become especially important for good health. The program will be held at the North End Center, room 2420. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Oct. 21

  • 12-1 p.m.: Resiliency in the Workplace: Pressing Pause and Reacting Rationally: Learn how to press pause in the heat of the moment, consider how to react to life stressors in a productive way, and recognize common “mind traps.” The program will beheld virtually. Registration is required. 

Oct. 26, 12-12:30 p.m.: Unwinding Anxiety: In this 30-minute virtual program adapted from Judson Brewer’s book “Unwinding Anxiety,” we discuss techniques to untangle habits built around anxiety and how to develop new, healthier habits using mindfulness techniques. Registration is required.

Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: QPR, Suicide Prevention: In this virtual program, learn the skills of QPR (question, persuade, and refer) that can help you save a life. Registration is required.

Oct. 28

  • 8-9 a.m.: Koru Basic: This four-week virtual mindfulness program will help you learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to relieve stress, sleep better, learn acceptance, and more. Space is limited and registration is required.
  • 12-1 p.m.: Planning for Baby (Faculty): This virtual program is for faculty who are expecting the birth of a child or new parents with a child under three months. All expecting and new parents are welcome, including fathers, non-birth mothers, and adoptive parents. Topics include benefits, leave, and resources available to new parents. Registration is required.

View upcoming Hokie Wellness programs throughout the fall in our fall program flyer.

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