Category Archives: Wellness

Chronic Stress Resource

The clinical staff at The Student Counseling Center are well aware of the ongoing and persistent stressors impacting our student population today.  The divisive socio-political environment along with the many tragic terrorist attacks, mass shootings and natural disasters have made it difficult for all of us to employ self care in our everyday lives.  However, chronic stress can be exhausting, insidious and dangerous to our physical and psychological health.  We urge you to take steps to care for yourself and your loved ones during this stressful time in our history – http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-stress.aspx. Continue reading Chronic Stress Resource

Nov 7 | Seasonal Flu 2017-2018 Informational Tabling Event

As the colder months approach and flu season is upon us once again, join us next Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the lobby of the Graduate Center for an informational tabling event!

The Health Education Coordinator will be there from 11am-2pm with information regarding the Seasonal Flu (& Shot) for the 2017-2018 season. We will be there to answer questions, provide resources, and information about where to get a flu shot this season!

Final Reminder: Fitness Classes Begin This Week

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

The second half of the fall 2017 semester begins today Tuesday, October 24th, registration is still open in room 7301. Students, Faculty , Staff and Community Members must register in person. Payment is required at time of registration and a $10 registration fee is applicable once per semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Registration and full payment are required before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first served.

Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY. We cannot accept credit cards.

Fitness equipment is provided. Continue reading Final Reminder: Fitness Classes Begin This Week

Dissertation Support Group at The Wellness Center

Dissertation Support Group at The Wellness Center

 Join our Dissertation Support Groups!

Thursdays 11-12 with Dr. Michelle Chu & Kristen Lipari

  • Join in—find support– you’re not alone!
  • Develop strategies to work more effectively
  • Make concrete plans with the group and hold each other accountable
  • Learn from others’ experiences

Come by the Wellness Center office (Room 6422), or call us at 212-817-7020 to let us know if you are interested.  You can also complete and email a Request for Services from our website, http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter.  Questions? Give us a call.

SCS Request for Services form current

Fitness Class Registration Opens October 10th at 10:00AM

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

Registration for the second half of the fall 2017 semester opens on Tuesday, October 10th 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 once per semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Registration and full payment are required before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first served.

Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY. We cannot accept credit cards.

Fitness equipment is provided. Continue reading Fitness Class Registration Opens October 10th at 10:00AM

Post-Disaster Counseling Services available

To those in our community who have been impacted directly or indirectly by the recent natural disasters, talking to someone in a safe space can help. We wanted to remind students about the Wellness Center, Student Counseling’s free, confidential services. The Wellness Center is located in Room 6422 and can be contacted at 212-817-7020. You can also find information and request services on our website: http://www.cuny.is/wellnesscenter. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

You can read about common psychological reactions to disasters and strategies to cope at the following American Psychological Association link: http://www.apa.org/topics/disasters/.

Ongoing Challenges of Graduate School Life Group

Wellness Center, Student Counseling Services

Sometimes class work is the least of the graduate student’s burdens.  Balancing school, work, family and friends, coping with feelings of isolation or competition, navigating relationships with faculty, sustaining focus and motivation, living on a tight budget and making progress toward your degree are just a few of the unique and complex issues of graduate school life.  Talking with other students in the same boat can help!  This discussion and support group will address these and many other concerns that come up as you go through your academic training.  The group meets on Mondays at 3:00PM for an hour.

If interested, please complete a Request for Services form at the Wellness Center in room #6422 of the Graduate Center.  The form has also been attached here for your convenience; email and fax is acceptable. You will be contacted within a few days by one of the group leaders. If interested, please contact us by September 29th.

SCS Request for Services form current

Oct 4 | Time Management & Goal Setting Strategies for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room #C201
Katie Eiges, PhD

This FREE Workshop will provide you with an overview of principles for effective time management & goal setting based on the most up to date research. It will teach you how to apply these strategies in order to maximize study time, effectively prioritize work and improve efficiency.

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

Registration is MANDATORY for 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 included here 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.