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. Workshops that have been offered in the past include:

Eating Healthy in the WMU Dining Halls

This workshop is led by Kelsey Patterson, registered dietitian with WMU Dining Services. She will instruct you on how to make healthy choices in the WMU dining halls that are in line with the 2010 dietary guidelines.

FIRE! Becoming Part of the Change You Want to See

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.

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.

Healthy Vegetarian Eating

Discover the health benefits of a plant-based diet.


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!

Intimate Partner Violence and the Warning Signs

Learn about the warning signs of intimate partner violence (domestic violence) and what to do with those close to us, for us personally, and in public places.

Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Strategies

Learn about risk reduction strategies for college students. Includes a look at how we can be agents of change in our environments.

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.

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.

The Art of Sexual Navigation

A presentation that focuses on navigating the road to sex by discussing personal values; examining various sexual behaviors that are not commonly discussed in traditional sex education; taking an in-depth look at the various condoms that are currently available on the market; and ways of integrating condom-use into relationships.

Yes! The Presence of Consent

Exploring the multiple domains of sexual consent on a college campus.

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.