Wellness Programs and Events
Free Spring Wellness programs
Passport to Wellness Program
Students can complete 2 activities in each dimension of Wellness and receive a free t-shirt! Please turn in all Passports by April 1 to receive your t-shirt.
From the Winter Blues to Depression
The Counseling & Health Center has a “Sun Box” to assist students, faculty and staff who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the short sunlight hours of winter. You can read or do your homework while you sit in front of the light for 30 minutes. Please contact Dr. Jack Locicero email@example.com for more information.
Exercise Planning with a Personal Trainer
Mondays 3-6 p.m. & Thursdays 10am-12:30pm
Jump start your fitness program for the spring! Whether your goals are to get stronger, reduce stress, increase concentration, feel energized, lose weight, improve posture or just spruce up your old routine, be sure to sign up to meet with our Personal Trainer in a small group setting. Let her help guide you to feeling great! The Salem College Wellness Program is offering free exercise planning sessions with a personal trainer to all students. Faculty and staff may fill in slots not taken by students. Participants will meet in small groups of three with Sherry Crane, our personal trainer, in the fitness center for forty-five minutes. She is available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Rachel at 336-721-2713.
Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Little Chapel
Angela Gallagher will instruct students Thursday afternoon 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. in the Little Chapel. Yoga can provide college students with many benefits such as stress relief, emotional wellness, flexibility, improved strength, reduction in fatigue, enhancement of the immune system, improved balance and weight management. Those are good things! Plus, yoga is easy for anyone to practice and previous experience is not necessary
Every Friday 3pm - Main Hall
The Salem College Student Affairs staff promotes students' development of healthy, active lifestyles by sponsoring "Fitness Fridays" to kick off your weekend! Students are encouraged to wear workout clothes every Friday and participate in the Dean's Walk in Old Salem which departs from Main Hall at 3:00 p.m. Games, prizes and other activities will follow the walk and vary weekly.
Playdate with Puppies
The Forsyth County Humane Society and The Wellness Committee have scheduled FOUR Events with puppies for Spring. Playing with puppies reduces stress for you and the puppy as well! Students will have the ability to walk the puppies to the Washington dog park located one mile from Salem Campus. Volunteer Opportunities with the Forsyth County Humane Society are available. Puppy Play Dates are Feb 19 & May 16 from 11:30-1pm. Puppy Walks are March 19 3:30-4:20 pm & April 16 3:30-4:20 pm.
How are you doing in Bed?
A Sleep Hygiene Program
February 19, 2013 - 7:30pm - Club Dining Room
Poor sleep habits (referred to as hygiene) are among the most common problems reported by Salem women. Dr. Jonathan Locke, founder of Locke Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center will discuss why sleep is important and give some advice on how Salem women can improve on their sleeping habits. Enjoy a cup of Chamomile tea and enjoy some yummy treats! We will have free ear plugs and sleep masks for participants. We will have a drawing for two sleep machines....be there and remember to bring your Wellness Passport!!
Go Ride a Bike
What a wonderful way to enjoy Spring in Old Salem. Students may check out bikes from the Dean of Students Office.
BOB “Body Opponent Bag” Punching Dummy
BOB will be located in Bryant Hall and students may check out gloves in the Athletics department. BOB is a great resource for physical fitness and stress relief.
Women in Nature - WIN
April 13 12-8 pm
This day-long workshop invites women to delve deeper into the natural world, while exploring the inner landscape we all long to uncover and to connected. Most of us have lost our soulful connection to the natural world, with all of its wonder and mystery. With this loss of connection to Nature, we have also lost connection with the true nature of ourselves...our essence, our soul. In a setting in Nature we will explore these connections through movement, expressive art, conversations with the “more-than-humans” in Nature, and with personal reflection and small-group sharing. During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the “larger story” of themselves and the natural world. Amanda Zabel is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose love of the earth and the potential of the human spirit inspire her to lead workshops and retreats in nature, provide individual and group counseling, and to coach those who want to move forward in their lives. Amanda utilizes a mixture of traditional therapy tools, guided imagery, ceremony, experiences in nature and robust connection to Nature, exploring the implications of this for their lives and energetic clearing to remove obstacles to growth and personal transformation.
Women in Nature - WIN
Spring Camping Trip
The WiN event for spring will be a 2-night backpacking trip to Linville Gorge, Friday, 04/19 - Sunday, 04/21, 2013. This will be a challenging, 22 mile, deep-country backpacking trip. Experience is required and the trip is limited to a total of 6 participants. Please email Dr. Megan Silbert or Elis Herman to sign up. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
FDA-approved and Other Gross Stuff in Our Foods
March 12th 12:30 Club Dining
Dr. Jonathan Locke will enlighten us on what is in our food and how the FDA is supposed to have our best interest at heart, but continues to allow these ingredients in the food that we are eating. The FDA regulations are not tight as you think or hope for.
"Women as Religious Leaders: World Connections"
Wed, Apr 10, 7pm - Little Chapel
Rev. Amelia Stinson-Wesley will speak about World Connections for Women, an organization she founded in 1998, which works towards sustainable development for women in Cambodia, India and Thailand. Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office and Interfaith Council
April 16th 12:30 - Club Dining Room
Dr. Jonathan Locke will talk about the many foods and supplements that we consume to reduce inflammation and how they are actually causing more inflammation in our bodies. He will give us some helpful alternatives.