Category Archives: Wellness

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Feb 26 | Workshop: When Writing Never Gets Done

Completing your paper, thesis, or dissertation

Date: FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Time: 11AM-12:30PM

Location: ROOM 9205

WITH KAREN STARR, PSY.D. & INEZ STRAMA, PSY.D.

Writers often avoid actual writing. They may labor with the mechanics and practicalities of writing or they may struggle against hidden dread of what their  written product will look like once it hits the printed page. Some writers may doubt whether they possess the knowledge to write authoritatively. Often they avoid writing altogether fearing exposure. This workshop will explore the reasons for avoidance and inhibition in writing .With the help of the audience (Bring your scenarios!), real life examples, workable insights and solutions will be presented.

To register, stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been attached for your convenience; email and fax is acceptable.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

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Me, Myself, and Others: An Interpersonal Process Group

Me, Myself, & Others: An Interpersonal Process Group
Start date:  Spring 2019
Time: Thursday or Friday afternoons (TBD)
Location: Room 6422
Facilitated by Dr. Inez Strama & Ben Stark

 Are you struggling to communicate authentically with those around you?
Do you feel disconnected from others? Lonely?
Do you put others’ needs ahead of your own?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this group might be for you! This is a unique opportunity for honest exploration of personal and interpersonal process in an emotionally supportive environment. The focus is on relationships in general (i.e., trust, intimacy, boundaries) and is meant to improve self-awareness and communication. To sign up, please complete the attached Request for Services form (you may also do this in person at the Wellness Center in room 6422.  If you would like additional information, please email us at wellness@gc.cuny.eduYou must be a currently registered GC student to join. 

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Fitness Class Registration Opens January 17th at 10:00AM

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the Student Affairs Office.

Registration for the first half of the Spring 2019 semester opens on January 17, 2019 at 10:00AM in room 7301. Students, Faculty , Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs Office, room 7301. Payment is required at time of registration and a $10 registration fee is applicable each semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Please note: As a result of a newly implemented CUNY financial procedure, all payments for fitness classes must be made at the Bursar window on the 8th floor, room 8105.07.  Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Credit cards will not be accepted.

To enroll in a class, you will need to pick up a registration form from Students Affairs Office, room 7301, complete it and take it to the Bursar’s Office with payment.   You will receive a receipt for the amount paid which then needs to be returned to the Student Affairs Office, room 7301 to officially register for the fitness class(es).

No payments will be accepted at the Student Affairs office. Continue reading Fitness Class Registration Opens January 17th at 10:00AM

Spring 2019 Dissertation Support Group

The Dissertation Support Group is now closed.  However, if interested students would like a one-on-one academic consultation, the Request for Services form is attached.

DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP

Start date:  Spring 2019

Thursday mornings

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Chu and Dara Salem

This is a support group for doctoral students working on their dissertation at the Graduate Center.  Students at all stages in the dissertation process are welcome.  You are not alone!  This is a space for you to work on your dissertation with others students and to learn practical strategies in navigating the process.

If you are interested for more information about the Dissertation Support Group, please stop by the Wellness Center in Room 6422 to sign up or email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu to obtain and complete a request for service form (also attached for your convenience). Registration is required. You must be a currently registered GC student to join.

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Multicultural Students Support Group

Multicultural Students Support Group
Starts Fall 2019

Fridays: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Room 6422
Facilitated by Dr. Inez Strama & Serena Tchania

This group offers support to international students and students from various multicultural backgrounds (i.e., racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, etc.).

Are you experiencing loneliness? Or feeling like you don’t fit into the culture of graduate school? Perhaps your family of origins’ expectations conflict with your life choices? Are you grappling with your multicultural identity? Do you worry about navigating logistical and legal matters in the U.S.? Or concerned about your ability to communicate because English is not your first language? Are you having difficulties adjusting to life in a different country?

You must be a currently registered GC student to join this group.  Registration is required, stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422 to sign up or visit our website: http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter to download a Request for Services Form (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

Free Mindfulness Course for CUNY students: 10 Minute Mind

The 10 Minute Mind® is a daily online mindfulness meditation program that’s been developed for busy people who want to feel less stressed and overwhelmed and more in control of their life.

Each day you’ll be emailed a new mindfulness meditation track. Find a spot of calm in your house or office, make yourself comfortable and click on the track in your mailbox. Monique uses her skills in successfully teaching mindfulness meditation to talk you through a ten-minute practice.

Each mindfulness meditation track will address the stress in your body, teach you how to work with your mind – your thoughts and emotions – and begin the journey of self love, reflecting and recognising the good inside you.

You can listen to it with or without backing music – it’s your choice. After just 10 minutes you should feel calmer, more focused, happier and ready to take on a new day with confidence.

Here is the link to sign up for free access as a CUNY Student: https://the10minutemind.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=2fdf28b299fdf390b7fa57faf&id=8a56194243

For more information: https://the10minutemind.com/

Dec 5 | Mindfulness For Stress & Anxiety

with Mari Dickerson, LMSW, RYT
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Room # 9206

Are you feeling stressed?  Overwhelmed? Does it feel like you’re always somewhere else, ruminating about the past or worrying about the future?  Are you engaging in behaviors to manage stress that you would like to change?

Mindfulness is a practice of learning to attend to the present moment with more acceptance.  It is a systematic way of slowing down, observing one’s reactions, and relating to experiences with greater ease and compassion.  Mindfulness has been shown to enhance well-being by reducing the impact of stress and helping people cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression.  In addition, mindfulness can be applied to managing urges and cravings to use substances or other problematic behaviors such as self-injury and over-eating.

Join us for a workshop to learn the basic principles of mindfulness along with guided practices that can be easily incorporated in daily life.

Mari Dickerson is a psychotherapist and social worker at the Center for Optimal Living in New York City.

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

To register, stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been attached for your convenience; email and fax is acceptable.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.

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