Wellness Life Coaching is an alternative or adjunct to counseling or spiritual direction. PTS Life Coach, Julie Collins, provides guidance, support, resources, tools, and accountability for individuals for making lifestyle changes such as healthier eating, regular exercise, getting better sleep, time management, dealing with chronic health challenges, etc. Students who meet with Julie to focus on wellness habits 8 times individually or in a group over 1-2 years, can receive a Certificate of Acknowledgment for “Developing a Healthier Lifestyle.” On-campus fees apply. Interested individuals should contact the Director of Student Counseling, at 609-497-7891 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-Care and Wellness Assessment
The Office of Student Counseling would like to invite you to fill out a Self-Care and Wellness Assessment and Goal-Setting Tool. These resources will help you assess your strengths and growth areas in four overlapping aspects of wellness. Printed copies of these are also available in the reception area of Templeton 301.
Personal Formation Wheel
The Personal Formation Wheel is a simple tool that helps to gauge your current level of satisfaction with a variety of life areas and think about steps you can take to make changes or increase your sense of balance.
HeartMath® for Self-Regulation and Resilience
The emWave technology used by HeartMath® is based on nearly two decades of research on the physiology of learning and optimal performance. It will help you learn techniques that induce a more “coherent” state, which increases mental clarity and emotional stability, especially in challenging situations. You will learn to take an active role in self-regulating stressful feelings – skills proven to be central to achieving academic and social success.
HeartMath® is available to students, spouses, and employees. There are two hand-held HeartMath® devices that can be checked out of the Lending Library in Templeton 301. Tutorials and group learning of HeartMath is provided by on-campus counselors.
Fitness Classes at PTS
Each year trained fitness instructors from the Seminary community step forward to offer different classes to get your heart pumping and help relieve stress. You can pick up a registration form from any of the instructors or stop by the Department of Student Life (Templeton 204). A $25 annual fee allows you to take as many classes as you like. Classes are open to students, seminary employees, spouses and dependents 16 years old and older.
Over the years classes have included kickboxing aerobics, jazzercise, yoga, zumba, modern dance, cardio boot camp, and dance classes for children. Please see the Fitness and Recreation website and contact the Department of Student Life in Templeton 204 at 609.497.7880 or email email@example.com for more information.
Fitness Recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services
To reap the health rewards of exercise, you have to push yourself to get your heart rate into its ideal training zone, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Your maximum heart rate (MHR) is roughly 220 minus your age. Your training zone or target rate is 50% to 70% of that, which you can hit with at least a moderate level of exercise. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week, such as brisk walking, swimming, or mowing the lawn, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running or dancing. The department also recommends doing some type of strength training at least twice a week. For more on physical activity guidelines visit www.cdc.gov