Penn’s Optimistic Psychology Middle is providing three 90-minute workshops for undergraduate college students to be taught resilience and well-being abilities.
The Dowd/Sanders Wellness and Resilience Program shall be provided on each Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, beginning on Jan. 26 at Gutmann Faculty Home. The occasion was deliberate in collaboration with Penn Wellness and Faculty Homes & Tutorial Companies and is open to all college students residing in Faculty Homes.
In an e-mail despatched to the scholar physique on Jan. 20, Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé marketed this system and shared its advantages to college students.
“The objective of this program … is to show life abilities that can assist you to navigate challenges and let you thrive in your private and educational lives,” Dubé wrote. “These new (or now refined) instruments can even be useful in speaking and interacting together with your friends — on campus and past.”
The workshops will concentrate on three principal subjects: resilience & optimism, avoiding pondering traps, and real-time resilience. This system goals to stop college students from falling into the pitfalls that include school life.
“All school college students are confronted with a large number of challenges – and that is very true of our undergraduates,” Dubé wrote to The Each day Pennsylvanian. “They’re finding out, attending lessons, becoming a member of teams and fascinating in social actions, some are working, and lots of live life for the primary time on their very own.”
This system is being provided following experiences of psychological health-related challenges at Penn. A 2018 survey reported that half of Penn’s graduate college students have been fighting emotions of melancholy, and a 2021 column by The DP’s editorial board detailed wanted reforms to Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Companies. Furthermore, a 2015 CIS Senior Design Venture from Penn Engineering discovered Penn to have the very best melancholy rating of the U.S.’s prime 25 universities.
Dubé shared his hopes for this system to assist handle Penn’s challenges with psychological well being.
“This program will present sensible methods to keep away from emotions of being overwhelmed, unmotivated, or changing into paralyzed with nervousness,” Dubé wrote. “The talents discovered … throughout this program will assist college students … proceed to thrive now and into their future.”
College students serious about registering for the workshops can achieve this at this hyperlink.