Wellness Days @Columbia

Monday, April 10, 2017 9:30am to Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:30pm

Wellness Days @Columbia are for coming together to raise awareness, support each other and relax and unwind.
Starting April 10, there will be multiple opportunities for you to engage in Wellness Days:

TUE 4/25

4:15 - 5:30 pm AGING
Perspectives on Aging presents What is Your REAL Age? (Allan Rosenfield Building; Hess Commons)
What are your physical and mental ages? Gain a different perspective on aging society and learn how it affects the public health field! Refreshments provided. Open to all Columbia students. No registration required.

6:30 - 7:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
SIPA Students of Color and Mailman School of Public Health Black & Latinx Caucus present "America's Enduring Epidemic: Policy and Advocacy to Address Racial Health Disparities" (International Affairs Building, Altschul Auditorium, Room 417)
Hear from a panel on barriers to health care services, from disparities in resources and the cost of care to the overall gaps in access to care for communities of color - with Dr. Althea Maybank, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and director of the Center for Health Equity, and others. Open to all students. With support from SIPA Urban & Social Policy Department, Columbia University Black Alumni Council, and Mailman School of Public Health PhD & Master candidates.

WEDS 4/26

1 - 2 pm CONVERSATION & SUPPORT
SIPA's Diversity Coalition Presents Denim Day Gender Chat (International Affairs Building Courtyard ["Fishbowl"])
Gather together during the SIPA lunch hour for conversation, pizza and refreshments as peers speak briefly about the need for attention to sexual assault, resources for survivors, and sexual violence as a highly intersectional issue that merits conversation and action for the protection of all.

5 - 8 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
Disabilities Awareness (Jerome Greene Law School Annex)
Join students from around the university for an interactive discussion about the challenges of living, studying, and working with a disability. Co-Chair of the Subcommittee for Students with Disabilities Ramond Curtis, also General Studies student and senator, moderates a panel including Soo Lee, GS Student; Sean Ryan, Columbia College Senator and Student Affairs Committee chair.
FRI 4/28

1 - 5 pm RELAXATION/CRAFT
Student Occupational Therapy Association presents Feed Your Senses and Rest Your Mind (Hammer Health Sciences Center, LL2)
Exercise your senses and relax your mind with the Occupational Therapy sensory zone! Make your own aromatherapy sock pillow, try some occupational therapy sensory tools, and enjoy a cup of tea. No registration required. Light refreshments provided. Open to all students.

SAT 4/29

4 - 6 pm GAMES
Columbia MilVets Softball (Central Park North Meadow Softball Field #4)
Unwind with some recreational softball, community, sport and food. Open to players of every level. For School of General Studies and Columbia MilVets. No registration required.

MON 4/10 | TUES 4/11 | WED 4/12 | THU 4/13 | FRI 4/14 | SAT 4/15 | and more...!

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND OFFERINGS:

MON 4/10

9 - 12 pm SUPPORT
Student Wellness Project presents Send a Postcard to a Friend (Lerner Hall Ramp)
Stop by the Lerner Ramps to write a postcard that will be sent to a friend's Lerner mailbox for Random Acts of Kindness Week.
No registration required.

9:30 - 10 am MEDITATION
Yoga Nidra (Dodge Gym, Aerobics Room 4)
Join a guided meditation inducing full-body relaxation and a deep state of consciousness. The only posture held in this class a supported savasana (on the back).
No registration required. Presented by Columbia Athletics Physical Education and Recreation. Read more about Yoga Nidra.

11:30 am - 1 pm WORKSHOP
Mental Health Rounds - Bystander Intervention on Mental Health and Suicidality (CUMC Vagelos Education Center, Rooms 1302 and 1303)
Learn how to step in and effect change in lives - join a workshop on bystander intervention as relates to mental health and suicidality with Joli M. Ienuso, MEd of Sexual Violence Response. Sponsored by AIMS (Addiction Information and Management Strategies) representatives and Mental Health Services (CUMC). Lunch included; open to students, faculty and administrators.

12 - 1:30 pm FEATURED SPEAKER
"Anxiety: Friend or Foe?" with Dr. Anne Marie Albano (Buell Hall, First Floor East Gallery)
Learn how to recognize and manage anxiety with one of the nation's leading anxiety experts, Dr. Anne Marie Albano, Columbia University Medical Center faculty member and director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Lunch included. | Register

4 - 7 pm TRAINING
Friend2Friend Training (Morningside - location provided to registrants.)
Have you ever wondered how to help friends who may be in distress? Friend2Friend helps students to effectively recognize and respond to peers exhibiting indicators of distress. This three-hour training focuses on understanding, reframing, referring and self-care. Presented by Alice! Health Promotion (Columbia Health) for students only. | Register

TUES 4/11

9:30 - 10 am MEDITATION
Yoga Nidra (Dodge Gym, Aerobics Room 4)
Join a guided meditation inducing full-body relaxation and a deep state of consciousness. The only posture held in this class a supported savasana (on the back).
No registration required. Presented by Columbia Athletics Physical Education and Recreation. Read more about Yoga Nidra.

1 - 4 pm TRAINING
Friend2Friend Training (Morningside - location provided to registrants)
Have you ever wondered how to help friends who may be in distress? Friend2Friend helps students to effectively recognize and respond to peers exhibiting indicators of distress. This three-hour training focuses on understanding, reframing, referring and self-care. Presented by Alice! Health Promotion (Columbia Health) for students only. | Register

7 - 8 pm RELAXATION
Barnard/Columbia Design for America presents Songs in the Commons (Van Amringe Quad, outside John Jay Hall)
Enjoy as Columbia student musicians perform - listen, chat with others, watch your favorite performers or dance! Light snacks provided. No registration required.

7 - 9 pm RELAXATION
Student Wellness Project presents Stressbusters and Coloring (TBA)
Relax with neck and back rubs from Stressbusters and coloring books. No registration required.

WED 4/12

9:30 - 10 am MEDITATION
Yoga Nidra (Dodge Gym, Aerobics Room 4)
Join a guided meditation inducing full-body relaxation and a deep state of consciousness. The only posture held in this class a supported savasana (on the back).
No registration required. Presented by Columbia Athletics Physical Education and Recreation. Read more about Yoga Nidra.

11 am - 3 pm SUPPORT
Nefesh: Columbia/Barnard Hillel's Mental Health Awareness Group presents I Will Not Pass-Over Myself (Sundial, College Walk)
Join a self-care event in the spirit of Passover - featuring activities to help you de-stress, and focus on mental wellness and personal health. Kosher for Passover snacks.

12:10 - 1 pm MEDITATION
Meditation and Mindfulness (Case Lounge; Jerome Greene Hall Room 701)
Take part in a guided meditation followed by a discussion on mindfulness and its relevance to life and work at Columbia and beyond. Open to practitioners of any level; beginners welcome. Presented by the Columbia Law School Mindfulness Program. No registration required.

12 - 1:30 pm PANEL
AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY: The Politics of Mental Health Care (CUMC Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 401)
Join us for a conversation about mental health needs and access to care, with Nikki Webber Allen, founder of the "i Live For..." Foundation working to eliminate the cultural stigma of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders in teenagers and young adults of color; Dr. Kim Hopper, professor at Mailman School of Public Health with expertise in dimensions of recovery and support in mental illness; Dr. Billy Jones, former senior advisor for mental health and healthcare at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Dr. Kathleen Pike, Medical Center faculty member and executive director of the Global Mental Health Program. Part of the Office of University Life's lunchtime conversation series on disparities and justice issues. | Register | Read more about AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY

6 - 6:30 pm MEDITATION
Student Wellness Project presents Guided Meditation (Lerner 572)
Enjoy a session of Journey Meditation with guided breathing and mindfulness techniques. No registration required.

6 - 8 pm YOGA/MEDITATION
Columbia Bhakti Club presents Mindful Wednesday (Lerner 568 or on lawn)
Leave the fast-paced world of Columbia and experience the ancient practices of Hatha Yoga and Mantra Meditation with relaxation and yoga, open to practitioners of all levels. Includes free vegetarian dinner. No registration required.

6 - 9 pm TRAINING
Friend2Friend Training (Morningside - location provided to registrants)
Have you ever wondered how to help friends who may be in distress? Friend2Friend helps students to effectively recognize and respond to peers exhibiting indicators of distress. This three-hour training focuses on understanding, reframing, referring and self-care. Presented by Alice! Health Promotion (Columbia Health) for students only. | Register

THU 4/13 STUDYBREAK@CU (In the event of inclement weather, Morningside activities will be offered on Friday, April 21 on Havemeyer Plaza.)

12 - 1 pm YOGA
Yoga (Furnald Lawn)
Join an open-level class instructed by Jessica Harrington, Columbia University physical education associate and Barnard College fitness instructor.

1 - 1:30 pm MEDITATION
Healing Meditation (CUMC Health Sciences Library, Knowledge Center, Main Floor)
Join a healing meditation session and learn techniques for your own practice.
Presented by the Center for Student Wellness. No registration required.

1 - 5 pm RESOURCES
Resource Tables (South Lawn in front of Butler Library)
Information, swag and more from Columbia Health and the Office of University Life, as well as representatives from student organizations across Columbia. You can also register for the "Out of the Darkness" community walk with the Student Wellness Project.

1 - 3 pm CRAFT
Crafternoon Activity (South Lawn in front of Butler Library)
Decorate a potted plant with Alice! Health Promotion.

1 - 5 pm GAMES
Big Lawn Games (South Lawn in front of Butler Library)
Try your hand at Giant Jenga, Oversized Connect-4, Bean Bag Toss, Giant Piano Mat, Strike Zone, and Skeeball.

3 - 5 pm RELAXATION
Stressbusters (South Lawn in front of Butler Library)
Get neck and back rubs from Stressbusters and Alice! Health Promotion.

2 - 6 pm CRAFT
Journaling Crafternoon (CUMC Bard Hall Lobby, 50 Haven entrance)
Create a journal for your thoughts, reflections and inspirations. Presented by the Center for Student Wellness. No registration required.

5 - 8 pm CRAFT
National Residence Hall Honorary presents Campus Canvas (South Lawn in front of Butler Library)
Paint how you're feeling and contribute to the community masterpiece! Canvases and all materials provided - just bring your creativity. Open to all levels.

6 - 7:15 pm YOGA
Healing Yoga (CUMC Hammer Science Center, Room 312)
Enjoy an evening Vinyasa yoga session of dance-like poses and flow synchronized with breath. Instructed by Vidya Sykes.
CUMC students only | Register

6 - 8 pm GAMES
Columbia Mentoring Initiative Game Night (Wallach Lounge)
Students within the Office of Multicultural Affairs CMI family trees are invited to a game-night reprieve from studying and working. Dinner and refreshments provided. All welcome.

7 - 9 pm RELAXATION & CRAFTS
Black and Latinx Student Caucus presents Self-Care Night: Being Woke Shouldn't Mean Your Spirit's Broke (CUMC Hammer Health Sciences, Room LL110)
Join in a stress-relieving and therapeutic night of painting and dining for students of color and allies to connect, heal and channel their creative abilities. Research shows painting can be a path to wellness and that participation in creative activities boosts mental health.
For Mailman students. | Register

8 - 9:30 pm GAMES
Chabad Student Network presents Destress Game Night (Chabad at Columbia, 625 W. 113th St.)
Do yourself a favor by taking a small break from school and daily life with snacks, games and the company of peers and friends. All Columbia students, grad and undergrad, welcome. No registration required.

8 - 10 pm SUPPORT
Student Wellness Project presents Student Activists on Self-Care (Hamilton 707)
Join student activists on campus to discuss methods of self-care that can help you maintain mental and physical wellness while taking part in activism. No registration required.

FRI 4/14

1 - 5 pm WORKSHOP/SUPPORT
SIPA Consulting Club Boot Camp (International Affairs Building, Room 405)
Plug in to a one-day Consulting Boot Camp for all graduate students interested in consulting. Boot Camp will include training sessions, resume critiques, case prep and a panel on achieving work-life balance as a professional consultant. Open to all graduate students with any level of professional experience. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the SIPA Energy Association and Taiwan Focus. | Register

7 - 9 pm GAMES
Student Wellness Project presents Karaoke and Cupcakes (Carman Hall Lounge)
Join an evening of unwinding with cupcake decorating and sing-alongs. No registration required.

7:30 - 9:30 pm CRAFT
Columbia Space Initiative and CU BlueShift present Space Night (Lerner Hall, Room 477)
Make space paintings or build your own edible spacecraft/Mars settlements out of candy and snacks. Painting and building supplies provided, but please note quantities are limited. Open to all students. | Register

SAT 4/15

1 - 3:30 pm COMMUNITY WALK
Out of the Darkness Walk (Low Plaza and Morningside Campus)
Join the Student Wellness Project and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the second annual Out of the Darkness Walk at Columbia University - raising awareness for mental health within our community and the nation. Students, staff and wellness speakers kick off the two-mile walk, which includes post-walk snacks and mental health resources on campus and through AFSP. Participants who raise $100 will get a t-shirt.
Register (open until noon on 4/14) | See more

4 - 6 pm GAMES
Columbia MilVets Softball (Central Park North Meadow Softball Field #4)
Unwind with some recreational softball, community, sport and food. Open to players of every level. For School of General Studies and Columbia MilVets. No registration required.

SUN 4/16

11 am - 1 pm FEATURED SPEAKER
Ivy Policy Conference (Morningside location TBA)
Join Columbia's Chapter of the Ivy Council for the Ivy Policy Conference keynote speaker Phil Satow, co-founder of the JED Foundation national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide in teens and young adults. Free but ticketed event. | Register

WED 4/19

1 - 2 pm RELAXATION
SIPA Women in Leadership present Tea Party: Destress & Smash the PatriarchTEA (SIPA Building 501B)
Stressed out by finals, capstones, internship applications and macro? Join Women in Leadership for tea, cookies and DIY pedicures. For SIPA students. Please register on Orgsync.

THU 4/20

5 - 7 pm CRAFT
Graduate Student Advisory Council presents March for Science Poster-Making (Kraft Center 5A & 5B)
Create posters for the March for Science in Washington, D.C. or NYC (April 22) - meet other marchers and make witty, non-partisan posters in support of the sciences! Snacks provided. Open to GSAS PhD and Master students and Engineering PhD and Master Students. No registration is necessary; sign in at the door.

SAT 4/22

4 - 6 pm GAMES
Columbia MilVets Softball (Central Park North Meadow Softball Field #4)

Unwind with some recreational softball, community, sport and food. Open to players of every level. For School of General Studies and Columbia MilVets. No registration required.

MON 4/24

6 - 8 pm FORUM
Forum on Wellness and Mental Health (CUMC Mailman Hess Commons, Allan Rosenfield Building)
CUMC students are invited to share their thoughts and concerns in facilitated small group discussions. Dinner provided. Sponsored by CUMC Student Health Service Mental Health Services and the Center for Student Wellness. | Register here.

TUE 4/25

TIME TBA - CONVERSATION
Chaplain's Tea - Spirituality and Wellness (Morningside)
Join the Office of the University Chaplain for a conversation about spirituality and wellness. Check back for details!