The Wellness Center is located on the ground floor of Fort Awesome. Our mission is to increase and promote an optimal state of health and well-being through holistic, educational, and preventative services.
The Wellness Center offers students a resource to help them live well at Purchase College. We focus on strategies that help students reduce or cope with stress, live mindfully and be aware of how things like sleep, nutrition, and exercise can impact their quality of life in a positive direction.
The Wellness Center programming promotes the eight areas of wellness, along with mindfulness:
The Eight Areas of Wellness
Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life
The Wellness Center supports the use of mindfulness to help promote a healthy life. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present.
When a student is being mindful, they are observing their present thoughts and feelings without judgment. Mindfulness is not something that comes without practice.
At the Wellness Center, we offer trainings and workshops on how to be mindful, to help students learn to center their thoughts and not get taken into past or the future thoughts (worries).
Being present can help students be at their best and most effective to manage stress and other emotions. Learning mindfulness can help anyone grow in health and understanding.
Picture from a “Stop Being Your Critic” event in spring 2019.