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Members of SWAT 2013

Request a Workshop

At least two members of the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) will present a requested workshop. Those requesting will receive a confirmation about the workshop and are encouraged to publicize the session for best 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 meaningful discussion and engagement levels.

Follow the steps below to schedule a 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 Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Under The Covers

    • Discuss characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships
    • Examine qualities that are important to you and others in a relationship.
    • Understand what "consent within the context of sexual activity" means, and why it's so important to have ongoing conversations with your partner about each others needs.
    • Learn how to reduce 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 and attendees will be using the "woodies" during condom demonstrations.
    • Identify campus resources available for students.

On The Rocks

    • Understand what "consent within the context of sexual activity" means and why someone who is intoxicated to the point of incapacitation or sleeping, is unable to provide consent.
    • Recognize and acknowledge alcohol as a drug and learn how it affects someone physically and mentally.
    • Explore common myths and misperceptions around the use of alcohol.
    • 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 skills to better recognize when someone needs help due to their alcohol use and what are the most appropriate ways to intervene.
    • Identify campus resources available for students.

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 contains individual activities and discussion designed to build group cohesion by focusing on what we have in common rather than how individuals are different. Session length is 60-75 minutes.

Healthy Relationships: From Roommates to Romance

We have relationships with a variety people, ranging from personal (i.e. family and friends) to professional (i.e. coworkers and mentors). In this workshop you will:

- Explore the characteristics and foundations shared by all healthy relationships
- Discover the impact unhealthy relationships have on our health and well-being
- Understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships at all levels of our social network
- Identify campus resources that will motivate and help students cultivate healthy relationships with others as well as themselves 

Managing Your Stress by Being More Mindful 

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.

Redbird Respect: Bystander Empowerment Training

Bystander Empowerment is an interactive, skill building program designed to help participants identify, respond to, and potentially prevent harmful situations. Although bystander strategies can be applied to a variety of situations, the focus of this workshop is raising awareness of warning signs and indicators of intoxication, sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, and stalking. Empowered bystanders are vital to creating a safer campus community. This session is an invitation to join Illinois State University in fostering a culture of care and respect. 

Responding with Care: Overview of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence 

Responding with Care provides knowledge and insight that is vital for supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. In this session, an overview of the types of sexual violence and forms of abuse will be presented. The information shared allows those who take the workshop to confront common myths and misconceptions that create barriers in reporting and healing. 

Responding with Care: Trauma-informed Survivor Support 

Responding with Care provides knowledge and insight that is vital for supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Participants also learn about the impact of trauma on the mind and body, during and following traumatic experiences. This knowledge will be translated into recommendations for interacting with those who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma. 

Facilitated in collaboration with Student Counseling Services

The Body Project

    • An evidence-based program that has demonstrated success in reducing eating disorders and negative body image issues for female-identified students.
    • 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.
    • You can request this workshop for your group or you can sign up as an individual who wants to participate in a group.  Information about this program and how to participate can be found at:  https://counseling.illinoisstate.edu/outreach/body-project/

The Body Project: More Than Muscles

    • A program that is designed to help male-identified students develop and maintain a healthy body image.
    • Explore the origin of the hyper-muscular ideal in our society, the costs associated with striving for this ideal, and how to resist the pressure to look a certain way.
    • 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.
    • You can request this workshop for your group or you can sign up as an individual who wants to participate in a group.  Information about this program and how to participate can be found at:  https://counseling.illinoisstate.edu/outreach/body-project/muscles/

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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