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 email@example.com.
“Developing a Healthier Lifestyle” Certificate of Acknowledgment
For students interested in support to develop a healthier lifestyle and/or better work/life balance, Julie Collins, PTS Life Coach, offers and individualized program that after eight or more sessions, will provide a Certificate of Acknowledgment for those who have worked consistently on developing a healthier lifestyle as outlined above. This 8-session program will highlight the inter-relationship of these lifestyle factors and provide basic tools for improving balance and effectiveness in daily living.
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 lobby of Scheide Hall.
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 and employees on a designated computer in the Prayer and Wellness Room in the basement of Miller Chapel. Directions are posted above the desk and here. There are also two hand-held HeartMath® devices that can be checked out of the Lending Library at Scheide Hall. 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 (210 Templeton). 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. A new class this year, “Pray, Walk, Lift, Love” will meet twice a week either at 7-7:45 am or 12-12:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact the Department of Student Life (210 Templeton; 609.497.7880; firstname.lastname@example.org) 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