CSSW Wellness Week

October 26, 2020 1:00 pm - November 1, 2020 4:00 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. Check the flyer for more info.
If you have questions, email Student Life at swstudevent@columbia.edu.

Monday, October 26th

Down and Dirty with Plants!
1:00-1:45 PM (EDT)

Take a moment to pause and play. A 45 minute session on shaking off the day, learning a few things about how plants heal and getting your hands dirty in repotting a plant. One lucky attendee will receive a plant from Livin NYC! This event is co-sponsored by the Mental Health Caucus.


6:30-7:30 PM (EDT)

Offering participant-requested music, advice, and Q & A around love and relationships. Delivered under an umbrella of loving oneself, the session is geared toward singles looking for love and folx in relationships. Register anonymously and qualify for prizes at truloveconnect.com!


Tuesday, October 27th

Test it before you ingest it: Harm reduction and the importance of drug checking
12:00-1:00 PM (EDT)

We would like to give a harm reduction overview of the importance of drug checking/testing for people who use drugs. This would include the testing strategies of fentanyl and other harmful adulterants in unregulated/street bought drug supply (i.e. cocaine, heroin, MDMA, etc.) as well as other risk reduction interventions (i.e. not using alone, the buddy system, going slow, etc.)


Create your life’s roadmap to guide your therapy career
1:00-2:00 PM (EDT)

In this workshop you’ll be guided through exercises to create a professional roadmap as a social worker so you can be confident in making the right decisions. This workshop will be interactive and introduce you to how to align your values and increase your confidence as a social work professional. This event is co-sponsored by the Mental Health Caucus.


Time Management Workshop
2:30-3:30 PM (EDT)

Managing time effectively while learning and working remotely can be a significant change for those accustomed to in-person spaces. Join University Life and Alice! Health Promotions in a conversation about how to manage time effectively in a virtual setting, while providing space for students to learn from each other and share what strategies are working for them to meet their goals and priorities given a new (for many) remote learning experience. This workshop is open to ALL Columbia students.


Naloxone Training
6:00-7:00 PM (EDT)

As a Registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, recognized by New York City and State Departments of Health, Columbia Health is offering Naloxone education and training to the Columbia community to recognize signs of unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdose and administer the life-saving medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. All participants are eligible for a free Naloxone kit. This event is co-sponsored by the Student Union.


Playlist Party
9:00-10:00 PM (EDT)

Step away from the news, disengage, and escape from everything that’s going on in the world to have fun, express feelings, and release tension. Create a collaborative playlist on Spotify, share your own personal narrative through music, and connect with fellow students away from class. Bring a drink, bring a friend, bring a party!

RSVP by emailing: swmsjc@columbia.edu

Wednesday, October 28th

Exhausted: Remedies for RBF (Racial Battle Fatigue)
7-8:00 PM (EDT)

A pandemic. Heightened racial duress. Now flu season. The only thing spreading faster than germs is racial battle fatigue! Join Valeria Joan to discuss #RBF and wellness. This event is co-sponsored by PDSA.


Thursday, October 29th

Budgeting Workshop
12:15-1:15 PM (EDT)

Have no idea where to start with budgeting? This is the workshop for you! No matter how much you make (or feel you don’t make) setting a budget and developing positive money habits will help you in the long run. Slow and steady wins the race in growing your bank account.


Sexual Wellness Trivia
4:30-5:30 PM (EDT)

We will host a sexual wellness trivia, in which students will learn about sexual health and enter to win prizes.


Tarot For Real: Workshop & Readings
7:00-9:00 PM (EDT)

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 of tarot, its uses, and receive a card reading from Karyn Dyer of AlignmentWork This event is co-sponsored by the Queer Caucus.


Saturday, October 31st

Mindful Masturbation
1:00-2:00 PM (EDT)

Mindful masturbation is a spiritual/meditative practice. This presentation will include visual and auditory tools such as guided meditation techniques and body scan activities. This event is co-sponsored by the Clients and Sexuality in Social Work Caucus.


The Art of Inner Connection: Arias of the Soul
2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

With the creation of a sacred space where the ‘self’ is the most valuable guest of honor, I wish to bring a unique experience of sound to allow a pause long enough to hear the arias of the mind, body, and soul. This workshop entails a live vocal sound bath fused with positive intentions, affirmations and mindfulness to refuel the core of our existence.


Eyes Unlocked – Guided Dance Meditation
7:00-8:00 PM (EDT)

Eyes Unlocked is a guided dance meditation that takes movers on a journey of self-awareness and healing. It provides an opportunity to dance without self critique, focus on breath, and dive into the core of the divine self. Participants should come with the intention of leaving with sound understanding of self-trust, purpose, release, and movement. This event is co-sponsored by the Social Work Arts Group Caucus.


Sunday, November 1st

Fitness Workshop
2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

Beginner fitness workshop–no equipment necessary! This event is co-sponsored by the Aging Caucus.


Financial Wellness Support Group
3:00-4:00 PM (EDT)

Students and alumni can discuss the challenges of the high cost of CSSW and the impact of financial instability on our mental and physical health in a support group. We will close by creating a community resource list with short-term and long-term aids as well as some suggestions for CSSW on how they can help students with financial instability. This event is co-sponsored by the First Generation and/or Low Income (FGLS) Caucus.