Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday! #BeWellRedDevils

Welcome back Red Devils! We hope you had a wonderful summer break!

As many of you know, the work of school counselors falls into the three ASCA domains: academic, college/career, and social/emotional.

In an effort to increase our social/emotional supports on campus, various groups on campus will be sharing Wellness Wednesday messages and coordinating activities for all students and staff.

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Our Wellness Wednesdays messages will consist of SELF-CARE tips, a KINDNESS CHALLENGE, and an AFFECTIVE STATEMENT:
  • Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In order for us to be the best we can be for our students, we have to take care of ourselves.
  • Kindness is very important in creating a sense of community and belonging. One act of small kindness can release an enormous chain of positive events. We hope our weekly challenge will encourage our entire SUHi Family to “choose kindness”. 
  • What are Affective Statements? They are often described as personal expressions of feelings in response to others' positive or negative behaviors. Wellness Wednesday will now include affective statement stems to help connect students with how their behavior is “affecting” or impacting self or others.
To spread the good news of our wellness efforts, please use the hashtag #BeWellRedDevils in sharing your Wellness Wednesday activities.

Today’s Wellness Wednesday Message:

Write a letter to your future June 2019 self. Focus on what you hope to accomplish and achieve.

Kindness Challenge:
Smile, make eye contact, and say hello to others on your way to class. Smiling signals friendliness and encourages positive interactions.

Affective Statements:
I am proud to hear...

Be Well Red Devils!