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Members of SWAT 2013

Request a Workshop

At least two members of SWAT will be assigned to present a requested workshop. You will receive a confirmation about the workshop and you are encouraged to publicize it for better attendance. Confirm the date and time with members of your group or organization to ensure a good turnout. A minimum of 15 audience members is best for workshop excitement and discussion, but it is not a requirement.

Follow the steps below to workshop with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team.

  1. Talk to your group or organization to determine which workshop would best suit your needs (see menu below).
  2. Determine a preferred date, time, and location, and an alternate date, time, and location for the workshop.
  3. At least two weeks before the first date submit an online request, call Health Promotion and Wellness at (309) 438-WELL (9355), or stop by the main office in 187 McCormick Hall to schedule your workshop.

Workshop Menu

Facilitated by SWAT

Under The Covers

    • Learn how to reduce your risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS.
    • Find out how prevalent STIs are on campus, and learn statistics regarding sexual behaviors of Illinois State students.
    • Practice makes perfect by using the "woodies" for condom demonstrations and free condoms are provided.
    • Understand what "consent to have sex" means and why it's important to eliminate any ambiguity.
    • Discuss characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
    • Examine qualities that are important to you and others in a relationship.
    • Discover new ways to increase intimacy in a relationship.
    • Identify campus resources that are available for students.


On The Rocks

    • Understand what "consent to have sex" means and why someone who is intoxicated can not legally give consent.
    • Recognize and acknowledge alcohol as a drug and learn how it affects someone physically and mentally.
    • Explore common myths and misperceptions about alcohol use.
    • Identify tools and strategies to use to reduce your risk for alcohol-related impairment problems.
    • Analyze how alcohol use can impact or jeopardize the things you value and what's most important to you.
    • Learn how to recognize when someone needs help due to their alcohol use and what are the most appropriate ways to intervene.
    • Discover campus resources that are available to students.


The Body Project

    • An evidence-based program that has demonstrated success in reducing eating disorders and negative body image issues.
    • Explore the origin of the "thin" ideal in our society, the costs associated with striving for this ideal, and how to resist pressure to be thin.
    • Learn how to talk more positively about our bodies and how to challenge negative talk about body image.
    • This workshop is meant to be facilitated over two separate 2 hour sessions for maximum effectiveness.
    • For more information about this workshop, contact us or take a look at the Body Project flyer.

Facilitated by Health Promotion and Wellness professional staff

Chewing on Life's Big Questions

  • Interactive discussion that encourages participants to explore their values and what is meaningful to them as related to decisions and experiences during college.This presentation also promotes group cohesion through discussion and individual activities.

Bystander Intervention Training

    • Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to help someone, but you didn't?
    • Bystander intervention training is an interactive skill-building workshop that empowers participants to help in a variety of situations.
    • Teaches strategies and techniques to intervene directly or indirectly in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
    • Also develops the skills and confidence necessary to safely help others.
    • This workshop can be tailored to organization-specific situations.
    • This workshop can be facilitated for faculty/staff groups as well.

Managing Your Stress by Being More Mindful (Available as a SWAT workshop starting in the spring 2016)

One of the biggest issues that many college students struggle with is managing their stress. Mindfulness and meditation are practices that have been studied and proven in research to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, healthy eating behaviors and academic performance, and contribute to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. In addition to practicing some mindfulness and meditation techniques, students will learn about and discuss:

    • the different factors that add to students’ stress levels
    • a model that describes effective coping techniques for stress
    • self-care strategies and campus resources
    • and the art and science of practicing mindfulness.

Additional topics that Health Promotion and Wellness can present on include stress, nutrition, and ergonomics. Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know!

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