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Hokie Wellness offers a range of programs during the month of November. They include:

November 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: self-care strategiesSelf-care is an important, ongoing, and multidimensional practice. This virtual program provides advice on effective and sustainable self-care. Registration is required.

November 2 and 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Mental health first aidMental Health First Aid removes fear and hesitation about initiating conversations about mental health problems and substance use by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to identify and treat potential mental illness or substance use disorder safely and responsibly. Some of the topics covered include depression, anxiety disorder, and substance use disorders. You can choose from two sessions in person. Each seat is paid for by the university and consists of pre-training, participant guides, processing guides and a three-year certificate. Registration required.

November 3, 12-12:30 p.m.: Relax anxietyIn this 30-minute virtual program, adapted from Judson Brewer’s book Decoding Anxiety, you’ll learn techniques for breaking anxiety-based habits and how to develop new, healthier habits using mindfulness techniques. Registration is required.

November 9, 12-1 p.m.: Budget for the holidays: Even people who manage their money well in general sometimes feel extra financial pressure during the traditional holiday season. We’ll discuss strategies you can use and share with others to maintain balance throughout the year. registration wanted.

November 10, 12-1 p.m.: Healthy nutrition on a budget: Despite rising food prices, healthy eating doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many smart strategies that can help nourish the body with nutritious foods, even on a tight budget. In this virtual workshop, you will learn how to plan healthy and affordable meals, save money at the grocery store, and reduce food waste. You will also receive a recipe booklet containing delicious, nutritious and affordable recipes. Registration required.

November 17, 12-1 p.m.: Immune Support 101: In this virtual program you will learn how essential practices, such as healthy nutrition, sleep, movement, and stress management can help support the immune system. Registration is required.

November 17, 2-5 p.m.: Training Ally Recovery: Hokie Wellness offers an interactive training session on addiction recovery, ways to break stigma, and how to become a recovery ally. When you become a recovery ally, you are declaring to students and others in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals. The program will be held in the North End Center, room 4390. Registration required. If you are an individual with special needs and/or would like accommodation, please contact Jon Dance via email at jondance76@vt.edu.

November 29, 12:30 – 1:30 pm: healthy aging nutritionEating plenty of nutrient-rich foods is important throughout life. However, as our bodies go through the natural aging process, certain nutrients become especially important for good health. We’ll discuss how macronutrients, micronutrients, and eating patterns can be especially useful when navigating the physiological changes typically associated with the aging process. Participants will also learn how healthy lifestyle habits such as staying socially connected and participating in regular movement can also play an important role in healthy aging. Registration required.

November 30, 3-4 p.m.: Six Dimensions of Wellbeing: Have you ever wondered what luxury really is? This virtual program covers the dimensions of well-being and how to intentionally integrate each into your daily life. Attendees will have the opportunity to assess the ways in which they are currently leaning toward each dimension as well as identify areas for improvement through clear action tips and steps. Registration required.

December 1, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Save future higher education expenses with VA 529Saving for the future education expenses of a child or grandchild — or even yourself — can seem overwhelming. In this webinar, you’ll learn how the Virginia529 account can help you save on tuition and other costs, tap into tax-free earnings, and meet your savings goals. As a bonus, employees who attend this webinar will receive an exclusive offer – a $25 gift code for opening a new Invest529 account. If you open an account, Virginia529 will send you a digital gift card to buy swag from your favorite college. Registration required.

If you are an individual with special needs and/or would like accommodation, please contact Hokie Wellness by email at hokiewellness@vt.edu.


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