Wellness News

Wellness News #21

Wellness News #21 - 5/3/2021

Bi-weekly newsletter presented by student health & wellness programs

Finals are Here!

Here we are, at the end of another semester. As we finalize papers and projects, study for final exams, and maybe even prepare for graduation, it's always important to find time to relax and focus your energies on the task at hand. So many people feel that, by staying busy, they are being productive. Research has shown that taking breaks, even short naps during study sessions can increase the amount of information retained. So, stop, take a moment and then continue forward.

Stress Release Through Breathing

When we talk about mindfulness, we often think of breathing exercises and getting our heart rate in coherence with our breath.This is a terrific way to reduce stress and focus our mindset. One great exercise to try is called Lion's Breath. It's known to alleviate stress, reduce toxins, and stimulate your throat, chest, and vocal cords. It can also be used to reduce inhibition and self-consciousness, say before a presentation?This technique can be used on its own or with other practices, and requires no equipment. Let your inner lion ROAR and relax!!

You can't Pour from an Empty Cup

Mindwise has a great collection of screenings available to the UH Hilo Community. Sometimes, we may fall into habits we wouldn't have otherwise. A self-assessment can determine any areas that need special attention. If you wish to speak with someone further, contact Counseling Services at (808) 932-7465 or email: uhhcouns@hawaii.edu.

Counseling Services is here

If you're going to be residing within HI this summer, Counseling Services is still available for you offering in person, phone, or online counseling. Check out the website to learn more about the counselors, their areas of specialty, and find out more about the services being offered.

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Information contained within this newsletter is for informational purposes only. Should you become distressed or feel the need for additional support, please reach out to Counseling Services (808) 932-7465 during normal business hours or the Lifeline number (800) 273-8255 after hours, on weekend or holidays.