Stress Less Fest

This is a past event.

A fun, relaxing and educational event aimed at destressing with Physical Activity, Personal Growth, and Recreation and Leisure. 

Stress Less Fest is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Registration is required for the workshops and movement classes. Individually-wrapped snacks will be available throughout the day. 

Schedule: 

Session I - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

  • Ballrooms A & B — Recreation & Leisure
    Enjoy board games, card games and various crafting activities, including rock painting, jewelry making, origami, coloring, making holiday ornaments, and more.
  • Ballroom C — Personal Growth
    Rachel Knight, a Registered Dietitian with the Student Health and Wellness Center, will present "Eating Healthy Under Pressure: Tips to Save Time and Money." Rachel will walk you through meal planning and prepping tips to help you save time and money as a graduate student. She is a graduate student as well, and understands first hand the challenges of establishing healthy and balanced food behaviors and routines as she works towards her PhD in Nutrition sciences.

Session II - 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

  • Ballrooms A & B — Recreation & Leisure
    Enjoy board games, card games and various crafting activities, including rock painting, jewelry making, origami, coloring, making holiday ornaments, and more.
  • Ballroom C — Personal Growth
    Behavioral Neuroscience Assistant Professor Christianne Strang PhD, ATR-BC, CEDCAT-S, will present "Using Creativity for Wellness." She will discuss art therapy and the creative arts therapies professions and assist participants in accessing their own creativity for use in maintaining health and well-being.
  • Ballroom D — Physical Activity
    Enjoy an hour-long yoga session.

Session III - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Ballrooms A & B — Recreation & Leisure
    Enjoy board games, card games and various crafting activities, including rock painting, jewelry making, origami, coloring, making holiday ornaments, and more.
  • Ballroom C — Personal Growth
    Music Professor Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, a Certified Koru Meditation Teacher, will present “Mindfulness for Stress Management and Joyful Living.” Feeling stressed as we approach the end of the semester? Many recent studies have shown that the practice of meditation has many physiological and psychological benefits. Join us for a workshop on Koru meditation, which was developed especially for young adults.
  • Ballroom D — Physical Activity
    Enjoy an hour-long Pilates session.

Session IV - 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

  • Ballrooms A & B — Recreation & Leisure
    Enjoy board games, card games and various crafting activities, including rock painting, jewelry making, origami, coloring, making holiday ornaments, and more.
  • Ballroom D — Physical Activity
    Join fellow graduate students and postdocs and "dance it out." There will be no instructor, just an hour of music and dancing to your heart's content.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 8:30am to 1:00pm

Hill Student Center, Ballrooms
1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

Event Type

Sports & Recreation, Workshop/Educational

Topic

Health & Wellness, Social & Entertainment

Target Audience

Current Students

Tags

Mental health

Website

https://www.uab.edu/graduate/events/s...

Cost

Free (registration required)

Group
Graduate Resilience, Outreach, and Wellness, Graduate Student Government
Department
Graduate School
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