By Tanya Jansen and Alexis Ramirez Community members are fighting to maintain their self-care rituals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not implementing tactics for self care, especially during quarantine, can lead to higher levels of anxiety and depression and may cause irritability with people in one’s life, according to licensed mental health counselor Karin Brackebusch. During quarantine, certain levels of self-care can be lost, since going out with friends, getting out of the house, running errands, and exercising freedom to go outside are some of what constitutes self-care. There are many different ways in which a person can implement tactics of self-care, according to … [Read more...] about Mental health counselor urges the practice of self-care
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| Just Relax!, a workshop dedicated to Relaxation techniques to fit your lifestyle with certain obstacles of relaxation, relaxation techniques and coping with less stress strategies. Stress is normal to have in your life. It could be helpful for working hard and motivating oneself, while excessive stress can cause unfortunate health issues. The workshop emphasized various mindful techniques to reduce stress, and to prevent stress build up in you. This workshop also offered information to manage stress in the academic life. They learned how to calm down and control your mind to decrease stress level. “This workshop focused on presenting specific … [Read more...] about Relaxation Techniques that may fit your lifestyle.
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| The Student Health Center (HC) is a popular destination for students looking to improve their health with services such as counseling, workshops, group and individual therapy and doctor visits. The facility also has a pharmacy that sells over the counter medications and fills prescriptions for an affordable price. "We don't make a profit...it's way cheaper, a couple of dollars for a bottle of Advil," said Health Educator, Tess Webster-Henry. The health center has a full and accredited staff of doctors and nurses that help with things such as, sport physicals to X-ray, or lab services. "It's just basic care like a cough, cold and flu," said office … [Read more...] about Student Health Center is here to help
By Jennifer Baeskens |Staff Writer| The Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center will host a Mental Health Expo on May 15. Professors, faculty, staff and community members are all teaming up with the Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center to help make this event fun and exciting for students. This year’s Mental Health Expo uses its THRIVE program to help students have fun and learn about ways to increase their mental health. THRIVE, a program that offers health and wellness workshops, has been on the CSUSB campus for a couple years, according to Heather Webster-Henry, a marriage family therapist and the chair of the THRIVE program. “THRIVE stands for Tools for … [Read more...] about Mental Health Expo: Thrive into Solidarity
By Kiro Guirguis |Staff Writer| Yoga is a peaceful and relaxing method that teaches meditation through the use of aesthetic poses and stretches that can be used throughout the day. Yoga classes are now available for students and faculty in the Student Recreation Center Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 205. Classes are held at noon for more advanced participants and later at 4 p.m. for those who are new to yoga and would like to participate in a slower paced class. Coyotes can take advantage of the physical and psychological benefits of yoga once or twice a week. The physical, mental and spiritual effects of this activity will have a positive impact on one’s overall health and … [Read more...] about Students taking life lessons from Yoga master
By Diana Ramos |Staff Writer| Students worry about many things such as exams, homework, studying and sometimes jobs. They get to be very overwhelmed and do not know how to relieve stress in a healthy way. Meditating 10 minutes a day can help students be less overwhelmed and stressed. The Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center is offering outdoor meditation on campus Monday through Thursday. They offer two 10 minute sessions, one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 12 p.m. on the Pfau Library’s front lawn. Zenhabits.net states that, “Meditation is the art of focusing 100 percent of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health … [Read more...] about Reduce stress with 10 minutes of meditation
Emerald Collins |Staff Writer| There are several tips to apply in creating a better day, allowing you some relaxation time in the midst of your busy schedule. We can take some time out for ourselves to relax by adopting positive changes to take our minds off our schedules and work towards a smooth day. Helping and caring for others helps us work towards creating a better day for those around us. CSUSB student Gil Rutherford discusses his idea of creating a brighter day. “Creating a better day can involve helping and cheering up those who are having a tough time or a bad day. That’s what I do; I help those who are down because it creates a better day for me and the person I’m … [Read more...] about How to create a better day for yourself