CSSW Wellness Week 2022

October 24 12:30 pm - October 29 10:00 pm

Wellness Week (formerly Self-Care Day) offers the CSSW community a series of programs focused on supporting holistic well-being: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial, and environmental wellness. See below for a list of programs and check back frequently as more events will be added. If you have any questions, email Student Life at swstudentlife@columbia.edu.

Monday, October 24th

Financial Wellness & You: Cultivating Financial Wellness for Today & Tomorrow
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET | Zoom

In this presentation, Financial Literacy topics, resources, and tools will be presented to assist attendees in better understanding the skills needed to endeavor toward Financial Wellness: a state of well-being surrounding one’s individual financial affairs. Topics presented include

  • Effective Budgeting
  • Understanding Credit
  • Retirement Planning & Investments
  • Student Debt Management
  • iTools, Resources and an Introduction to iGrad

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Understanding and Confronting Embarrasment
5:00pm – 6:00pm ET | Zoom

Leaning into the fear of embarrassment can lead to missed opportunities, inhibition, and frustration with oneself. Let’s talk about it together and build some tools to move through some of the embarrassing moments life might throw at us. Facilitated by Cheyenne Taylor, LMSW.

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Zumba with Natalie
7pm – 8pm ET | Zoom

Join your CSSW classmates as we sweat it out during a virtual Zumba class facilitated by Zumba-certified instructor Natalie Correa!

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Tuesday, October 25th

Student Union Snack Break
12:15 pm ET | CSSW Second Floor Hallway

Meet your newly elected Student Union representatives while enjoying snacks with your classmates.

Finding Jobs & Fellowships Webinar
1:00pm – 2:00pm | Zoom | Sponsored by the Office of Career & Leadership Management

Learn how to find employment and fellowship opportunities that are aligned with your career interests!

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SWEET Caucus Cookie Decorating
6:30pm – 7:30pm ET | CSSW Room 302

Come de-stress and decorate sugar cookies with the SWEET Caucus! Connect with peers while having a SWEET dessert all aimed at promoting self-care!

Tarot for Real
7:00pm – 8:00pm ET | Zoom

As tarot is growing a presence in modern self-care practices, you may wonder, What is tarot? Does it tell the future? Explore the origins and uses of tarot and receive a card reading from Karyn Dyer of Alignment Work.

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Wednesday, October 26th

Postponed – new date TBA: Halloween Fest
12:15pm – 1:45pm ET | CSSW Room 311 and 305

Join us for a Halloween Celebration as we decorate pumpkins and enjoy lunch together as a community. Costumes and/or festive headbands are encouraged!

Exploring and Healing from Fatphobia
7pm – 8pm ET | Zoom

This session will explore how fatphobia plays a role in the field of social work, including how it intersects with racism, and identify opportunities for personal healing and accountability within the field. This workshop will be facilitated by Jennifer Meyer, LMSW, MPH.

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Thursday, October 27th

Columbia Care Access Project Presents: Harm Reduction 101
7pm ET | Zoom

We will discuss harm reduction philosophy, where it can be applied, and how it is commonly practiced. Additionally, we will cover harm reduction topics specific to both health care and personal settings. Columbia Care Access Project (CCAP) is a medical student-run free clinic sponsored by the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Founded with harm reduction as a core part of its mission, CCAP primarily supports people who are experiencing homelessness and/or use drugs. CCAP’s focus is to provide free quality medical services and distribute supplies, including safe-use items, to Washington Heights community members.

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Friday, October 28th

Radical Rest: A Guided Meditation
6:00pm – 7:00pm ET | Zoom

Meditation is a universal practice that cultivates inner peace and happiness. With our busy lives and various obligations, meditation gives us a chance to rest and to bring ease to the body and the mind. It is an essential life skill to help us live in the moment with greater focus and inner stillness for a happy, successful, and peaceful life. All are welcome to join this guided meditation workshop, where we will have an introduction to meditation, mindful movement, guided meditation practice, and time for questions and sharing. This workshop is suitable for all participants, from those who have never meditated before to more experienced practitioners. Come join this mini-retreat for radical rest in community with others. Vera Ruangtragool, MPH of Truly Well will facilitate this workshop.

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Saturday, October 29th

Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets
7:30pm ET | Barclay’s Center

Come join your CSSW classmates as we watch the Brooklyn Nets compete against the Indiana Pacers at Barclay’s Center. Fill out the form below by noon on October 21 to be entered into the lottery for a free ticket to the game. Students will be notified via email if they have been selected to attend the program.

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