Wellness Workshops

CPR training class dates are published separately.

The Office of Health Promotion and Education offers workshops free of charge to the Western Michigan University campus community in the fall and spring semesters. Preregistration is required. If you would prefer not to submit your name and email, you may call (269) 387-3263 and ask that you be added to a workshop. Once filled, workshops are closed to new registrants.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • We notify participants in advance if workshops are canceled due to low enrollment. If you register for a workshop but cannot attend, please call (269) 387-3263 or use the link provided in your confirming email to cancel.
  • Workshops are 50 minutes long—late arrivals may not be allowed in.
  • Location: Sindecuse Health Center, Room 3131, upper level. Please enter through the yellow door at the entrance or come inside to use the elevator.
  • Student parking is not available at Sindecuse Health Center for these workshops.

Cultivating Healthy Roots for Grounded Lives

Students often get pushed and pulled in many different directions. With long to-do lists and deadlines looming, it can be hard to recognize that there’s more to being a well-rounded person and student than just accomplishing tasks and getting homework done. Participants in this workshop will learn about how to cultivate the foundation needed to fuel mind, body and spirit so they won’t lose their core selves in the winds of outside demands.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 3:30pm

On F.I.R.E! (Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education): Be Part of the Solution

FIRE Sexual Assault Peer Educators, a group of men and women committed to ending sexual assault, will educate their peers on strategies they can employ to end sexual assault at WMU and within their communities. Students will also learn how to support a survivor of sexual assault and the area resources which can help facilitate a person’s recovery from an assault.
Friday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.

Healthy Eating Around the World

This workshop shares information about diet and other lifestyle factors from around the world that contribute to living healthy, happy lives…today, tomorrow and well into the future.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.

Health Insurance 101

Are you confused by insurance lingo? Do you know the difference between a copay and coinsurance? ... A deductible and a premium? You're not alone. The world of insurance is complicated, confusing and changing. This workshop will help you begin to unravel the world of insurance so that you can be a partner in all aspects of your health care.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.

Healthy Vegetarian Eating

Discover the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Monday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5:30pm

Sports Nutrition

The demands of recreational or competitive sports require specific nutrition needs. Learn how to get the most from your diet without the use of expensive nutritional gimmicks.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.

Stress Busting

This interactive workshop will discuss all aspects of stress—what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it. Students will learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into their daily lives.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

Western H.E.R.O.E.S

Western H.E.R.O.E.S. is a bystander intervention training that helps you learn how to safely intervene when others need help. You can make a difference in creating a safe, healthy and inclusive campus. Be a hero!
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.

Yes! The Presence of Consent

Exploring the multiple domains of sexual consent on a college campus.
Monday, Nov. 16, noon
Tuesday,  Nov. 17, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra is a scientific approach to relaxation. It systematically deprograms tension from the most gross to the most subtle layers of our body and mind. Yoga nidra is a unique state of restful awareness. In 50 minutes, the nidra process can restore the nervous system as if you acquired four hours of sleep. Suggestion: wear warm clothing or bring a light blanket.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m.