Mental Health Empowerment Series: The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth Mindset
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Mental Health Empowerment Series: The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth Mindset

Would you like to feel more grounded, and navigate academic pressures, social challenges, and relationships skillfully?  If so, these workshops are for you.  We are excited to share some evidence-based approaches from clinical psychology designed to help you to maximize your potential and enjoyment at Yale.  These workshops are interactive and present a broad array of strategies for coping with the ups and downs of college life.  This is not group therapy and you can attend any one workshop or the entire series.  We look forward to chatting with you in the Good Life Center at Silliman College.  Please join us.

All workshops are facilitated by May Conley, an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology, and Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., the Director of the Yale Psychology Department Clinic.

***Space is limited to 20 students per workshop. Please register [for each workshop separately] in advance via OrgSync.***

Workshop Dates & Topics

1.     Getting in touch with your values and setting values-based goals Monday, September 9th             

2.     Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life Monday, September 23rd       

3.     Escaping from Thinking Traps – Monday, October 7th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)                  

4.     The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth MindsetMonday, October 21st                             

5.     Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind – Monday, November 4th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)         

6.     Speaking up Skillfully – Monday, November 18th

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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PWC Playlist Party
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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FitStyle Workshop: The Secret to Staying Fit
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

FitStyle Workshop: The Secret to Staying Fit

Find out the secret to staying fit...even during mid-terms and finals! Learn how you can bring fitness into your everyday life, so you don't have to find extra time for exercise or feel bummed about breaking your fitness routine, especially when your schedule gets crazy.

Shana Schneider YC'00, founder of the Fitstyle Your Life™ approach to fitness will give you the tools that will help you bring fitness into your everyday life without needing any extra time.

Plus, this workshop is interactive and FUN. No fitness clothes required.

Hey Undergrads...these skills will also serve you well after college!

Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED. 

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Wellness 101
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Wellness 101

College is a great time, but can be overwhelming. Join Lauren Horner, Health Educator at Yale Health, to assess your individual wellness, learn how to take a needed break, care for your mental and physical health, and navigate through the Yale Well website for resources. Includes discussion of the 8 areas of Yale Well. Tea provided, but please BYOMug.

Please register in advance via OrgSync.

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)

The GLC is offering a new four-week course with Grace Edmunds, meditation teacher and Certified Search Inside Yourself teacher, a program developed at Google.

In today’s fast-paced, personal image-based world, we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards and often, with unreasonable expectations. We are often very hard on ourselves, with our inner critic taking aim at any vulnerability, especially when we experience a failure or a setback. Modern research on self-compassion has shown that it is the most effective strategy to cultivate resilience and rebound from setbacks more quickly.

In this four week course, we will examine the 5 competencies of Emotional Intelligence with a focus on self-compassion and mindfulness. In addition, we will learn practices that can be easily integrated into our daily lives to help us to recover from setbacks, find motivation in encouragement rather than criticism, grow a positive attitude, and learn how to better care for our minds, bodies, and hearts. All of the practices shared are evidence-based lessons in the areas of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Space is limited to 18 students. Attendance at all four sessions is required, so please check your schedule before registering.  Course is held on Tuesdays 7-8pm from 10/29 through 11/19.

If you are a graduate or professional student joining the course, please reach out to tracy.george@yale.edu for details on access to Silliman College.

Tea is always available for free during class, but please BYOMug.

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Sound Meditation & Healing with Kelvin Young
Oct
30
5:00 PM17:00

Sound Meditation & Healing with Kelvin Young

The GLC welcomes Sound Healer & Meditation Teacher Kelvin Young. During this one-hour session, Kelvin utilizes the crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, gong, ocean drum, tuning forks, rattles, hand drum and other healing tools to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm your mind, relax your body, heal your emotions and nourish your soul. The meditative sounds can promote healing from chronic/toxic stress, muscle tension, physical pain, anxiety, and sleep issues.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot on OrgSync.

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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Mental Health Empowerment Series: Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind
Nov
4
7:15 PM19:15

Mental Health Empowerment Series: Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind

Would you like to feel more grounded, and navigate academic pressures, social challenges, and relationships skillfully?  If so, these workshops are for you.  We are excited to share some evidence-based approaches from clinical psychology designed to help you to maximize your potential and enjoyment at Yale.  These workshops are interactive and present a broad array of strategies for coping with the ups and downs of college life.  This is not group therapy and you can attend any one workshop or the entire series.  We look forward to chatting with you in the Good Life Center at Silliman College.  Please join us.

All workshops are facilitated by May Conley, an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology, and Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., the Director of the Yale Psychology Department Clinic.

***Space is limited to 20 students per workshop. Please register [for each workshop separately] in advance via OrgSync.***

Workshop Dates & Topics

1.     Getting in touch with your values and setting values-based goals Monday, September 9th             

2.     Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life Monday, September 23rd       

3.     Escaping from Thinking Traps – Monday, October 7th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)                  

4.     The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth MindsetMonday, October 21st                             

5.     Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind – Monday, November 4th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)         

6.     Speaking up Skillfully – Monday, November 18th

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)

The GLC is offering a new four-week course with Grace Edmunds, meditation teacher and Certified Search Inside Yourself teacher, a program developed at Google.

In today’s fast-paced, personal image-based world, we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards and often, with unreasonable expectations. We are often very hard on ourselves, with our inner critic taking aim at any vulnerability, especially when we experience a failure or a setback. Modern research on self-compassion has shown that it is the most effective strategy to cultivate resilience and rebound from setbacks more quickly.

In this four week course, we will examine the 5 competencies of Emotional Intelligence with a focus on self-compassion and mindfulness. In addition, we will learn practices that can be easily integrated into our daily lives to help us to recover from setbacks, find motivation in encouragement rather than criticism, grow a positive attitude, and learn how to better care for our minds, bodies, and hearts. All of the practices shared are evidence-based lessons in the areas of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Space is limited to 18 students. Attendance at all four sessions is required, so please check your schedule before registering.  Course is held on Tuesdays 7-8pm from 10/29 through 11/19.

If you are a graduate or professional student joining the course, please reach out to tracy.george@yale.edu for details on access to Silliman College.

Tea is always available for free during class, but please BYOMug.

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Fitstyle Workshop: Steps to Staying Motivated
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Fitstyle Workshop: Steps to Staying Motivated

This workshop will walk you through 3 steps to help you make motivation last!

Plus after the workshop, you’ll be able to opt-in to receive 3-weeks of Fitstyle Mindful Motivations via text to help you establish these healthy habits.

Shana Schneider YC'00, founder of the Fitstyle Your Life™ approach to fitness, will lead you through this practical and fun workshop.

Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED. 

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Journey Journaling: Monthly Gathering
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

Journey Journaling: Monthly Gathering

Join us for monthly gatherings to check-in on the Journey Journaling program! Please bring your journal and BYOMug for tea in the cozy GLC Lounge. We'll do some meditation, small group connection, and live journaling.

On November 6, we'll check in about the October journey of Mind Well, and set intentions for November's Eat Well journey. Please RSVP on Facebook.

On December 4, we'll check in about the November journey of Eat Well, and set intentions for December's Rest Well journey. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Spring semester check-ins will resume in late January.

Here’s a snapshot of our journey all year:
*Oct: Mind Well - mindfulness, mental and emotional well-being
*Nov: Eat Well - balanced nutrition and eating habits
*Dec: Rest Well - healthy sleep and relaxation
*Jan: Seek Well - spiritual and religious practices
*Feb: Love Well - relationships with self, others, and community
*Mar: Move Well - physical movement and cultivating energy
*Apr: Save Well - financial planning and well-being
*May: Work Well - time-management, career goals, and professional skills

For more info on the Journey Journaling program and how to sign up for regular updates, check out our website: https://www.yaleglc.com/welcome

Follow Journey Journaling on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/journitation/

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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Herbalism for Winter Wellness
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Herbalism for Winter Wellness

A sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning coffee. A handful of freshly chopped basil over pasta. Herbs and spices not only add flavor to your food, but they can help you stay healthy, too. Herbal medicine has been used as kitchen medicine for thousands of years. Come share an herb latte, some peppermint tea and a conversation on the benefits of common herbs with herbalist Diane Frankel-Gramelis from the Yale School of Public Health.

Please register in advance via OrgSync.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

View Event →
PWC Playlist Party
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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Q&A with GLC Founder Laurie Santos
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Q&A with GLC Founder Laurie Santos

Join GLC Founder Laurie Santos for a discussion on the story of the GLC, evidence-based well-being practices you can implement today, and an open Q&A. Light refreshments provided.

Limited to 20 students. Please RSVP in advance via OrgSync.

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students how the science of psychology can provide important hints about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. Psychology and the Good Life recently became Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years, with almost one out of four students at Yale enrolled. Her course has been featured in numerous news outlets including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, GQ Magazine, Slate and O! Magazine. A winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds, and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.”

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Nov
12
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)

The GLC is offering a new four-week course with Grace Edmunds, meditation teacher and Certified Search Inside Yourself teacher, a program developed at Google.

In today’s fast-paced, personal image-based world, we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards and often, with unreasonable expectations. We are often very hard on ourselves, with our inner critic taking aim at any vulnerability, especially when we experience a failure or a setback. Modern research on self-compassion has shown that it is the most effective strategy to cultivate resilience and rebound from setbacks more quickly.

In this four week course, we will examine the 5 competencies of Emotional Intelligence with a focus on self-compassion and mindfulness. In addition, we will learn practices that can be easily integrated into our daily lives to help us to recover from setbacks, find motivation in encouragement rather than criticism, grow a positive attitude, and learn how to better care for our minds, bodies, and hearts. All of the practices shared are evidence-based lessons in the areas of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Space is limited to 18 students. Attendance at all four sessions is required, so please check your schedule before registering.  Course is held on Tuesdays 7-8pm from 10/29 through 11/19.

If you are a graduate or professional student joining the course, please reach out to tracy.george@yale.edu for details on access to Silliman College.

Tea is always available for free during class, but please BYOMug.

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

View Event →
CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

drink-your-tea-slowly.jpg
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PWC Playlist Party
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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Mental Health Empowerment Series: Speaking up Skillfully
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mental Health Empowerment Series: Speaking up Skillfully

Would you like to feel more grounded, and navigate academic pressures, social challenges, and relationships skillfully?  If so, these workshops are for you.  We are excited to share some evidence-based approaches from clinical psychology designed to help you to maximize your potential and enjoyment at Yale.  These workshops are interactive and present a broad array of strategies for coping with the ups and downs of college life.  This is not group therapy and you can attend any one workshop or the entire series.  We look forward to chatting with you in the Good Life Center at Silliman College.  Please join us.

All workshops are facilitated by May Conley, an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology, and Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., the Director of the Yale Psychology Department Clinic.

***Space is limited to 20 students per workshop. Please register [for each workshop separately] in advance via OrgSync.***

Workshop Dates & Topics

1.     Getting in touch with your values and setting values-based goals Monday, September 9th             

2.     Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life Monday, September 23rd       

3.     Escaping from Thinking Traps – Monday, October 7th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)                  

4.     The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth MindsetMonday, October 21st                             

5.     Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind – Monday, November 4th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)         

6.     Speaking up Skillfully – Monday, November 18th

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Cultivating Self-Compassion through Emotional Intelligence: 4-week Course (must register in advance)

The GLC is offering a new four-week course with Grace Edmunds, meditation teacher and Certified Search Inside Yourself teacher, a program developed at Google.

In today’s fast-paced, personal image-based world, we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards and often, with unreasonable expectations. We are often very hard on ourselves, with our inner critic taking aim at any vulnerability, especially when we experience a failure or a setback. Modern research on self-compassion has shown that it is the most effective strategy to cultivate resilience and rebound from setbacks more quickly.

In this four week course, we will examine the 5 competencies of Emotional Intelligence with a focus on self-compassion and mindfulness. In addition, we will learn practices that can be easily integrated into our daily lives to help us to recover from setbacks, find motivation in encouragement rather than criticism, grow a positive attitude, and learn how to better care for our minds, bodies, and hearts. All of the practices shared are evidence-based lessons in the areas of mindfulness and self-compassion.

Space is limited to 18 students. Attendance at all four sessions is required, so please check your schedule before registering.  Course is held on Tuesdays 7-8pm from 10/29 through 11/19.

If you are a graduate or professional student joining the course, please reach out to tracy.george@yale.edu for details on access to Silliman College.

Tea is always available for free during class, but please BYOMug.

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

View Event →
CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

drink-your-tea-slowly.jpg
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PWC Playlist Party
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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Journey Journaling: Monthly Gathering
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Journey Journaling: Monthly Gathering

Join us for monthly gatherings to check-in on the Journey Journaling program! Please bring your journal and BYOMug for tea in the cozy GLC Lounge. We'll do some meditation, small group connection, and live journaling.

On December 4, we'll check in about the November journey of Eat Well, and set intentions for December's Rest Well journey. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Spring semester check-ins will resume in late January.

Here’s a snapshot of our journey all year:
*Oct: Mind Well - mindfulness, mental and emotional well-being
*Nov: Eat Well - balanced nutrition and eating habits
*Dec: Rest Well - healthy sleep and relaxation
*Jan: Seek Well - spiritual and religious practices
*Feb: Love Well - relationships with self, others, and community
*Mar: Move Well - physical movement and cultivating energy
*Apr: Save Well - financial planning and well-being
*May: Work Well - time-management, career goals, and professional skills

For more info on the Journey Journaling program and how to sign up for regular updates, check out our website: https://www.yaleglc.com/welcome

Follow Journey Journaling on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/journitation/

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

drink-your-tea-slowly.jpg
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PWC Playlist Party
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

View Event →
Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

View Event →
CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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PWC Playlist Party
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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Creative Art Expression: Build Community & Connection, as well as Comfort Within
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

Creative Art Expression: Build Community & Connection, as well as Comfort Within

Join this creative expression workshop to build community and connection, as well as comfort within. This 75-minute art therapy experience will be led by Art Therapist Evie Lindemann, and Caitlin O’Dell and Viviana Corres, graduate students in the Master of Art in Art Therapy & Counseling program at Albertus Magnus College.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot on EventBrite.

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Mental Health Empowerment Series: Escaping from Thinking Traps
Oct
7
7:15 PM19:15

Mental Health Empowerment Series: Escaping from Thinking Traps

Would you like to feel more grounded, and navigate academic pressures, social challenges, and relationships skillfully?  If so, these workshops are for you.  We are excited to share some evidence-based approaches from clinical psychology designed to help you to maximize your potential and enjoyment at Yale.  These workshops are interactive and present a broad array of strategies for coping with the ups and downs of college life.  This is not group therapy and you can attend any one workshop or the entire series.  We look forward to chatting with you in the Good Life Center at Silliman College.  Please join us.

All workshops are facilitated by May Conley, an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology, and Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., the Director of the Yale Psychology Department Clinic.

***Space is limited to 20 students per workshop. Please register [for each workshop separately] in advance via OrgSync.***

Workshop Dates & Topics

1.     Getting in touch with your values and setting values-based goals Monday, September 9th             

2.     Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life Monday, September 23rd       

3.     Escaping from Thinking Traps – Monday, October 7th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)                  

4.     The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth MindsetMonday, October 21st                             

5.     Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind – Monday, November 4th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)         

6.     Speaking up Skillfully – Monday, November 18th

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PWC Playlist Party
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Lounge. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

The GLC welcomes Hugh Flick, Lecturer in Religious Studies and South Asian Studies, to share his expertise with students over tea. In this workshop about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, participants will explore the life lessons that Patanjali teaches about living a fulfilling and happy life. Tea available for the discussion, but please BYOMug.

Please register in advance via OrgSync.

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HOPE MADE VISIBLE –Together, We Heal: Create a flag to be added to our display of Hope
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

HOPE MADE VISIBLE –Together, We Heal: Create a flag to be added to our display of Hope

Come be part of a community project to increase hope and share your creativity. Drop into the GLC Study to create a flag as part of the Hope Made Visible project.

Hope Made Visible is an international initiative inspired by the traditions of Tibetan and Nepalese flags. All around the world, people have created flags as kinetic journals of hope and resilience. These flags serve to spread blessings of peace, strength, and wisdom, uplifting and connecting all people. Over a thousand flags have been made and exhibited internationally, from Guatemala to Germany.

Last year, over 500 patients and caregivers at Yale New Haven Hospital created flags as part of the project HOPE MADE VISIBLE –Together, We Heal. We will be hosting monthly workshops here at the Good Life Center, and invite you to create a flag for our installation which will then be gifted to the Hope Made Visible team and continue to inspire at various exhibitions both at Yale and around the world!

For more information, please contact nithya.krishnamurthy@yale.edu

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PWC Playlist Party
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Study. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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"Journey Journaling" Kickoff Event!
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

"Journey Journaling" Kickoff Event!

The Good Life Center is excited to be partnering this year with a new upstart, Journitation, to bring Yale undergraduate, graduate and professional students its first-ever, year-long program called “Journey Journaling.” Please register to join us for the kickoff event at the GLC on Wednesday, September 25th from 5:30-6:30pm to learn more about the program and meet other students starting the journey. Bring a journal of your choice, a pencil/pen, a mug for tea, and enjoy savory treats offered by the GLC.

What is Journitation?

Journitation is a new concept which integrates journaling and meditation principles to empower individuals to reflect and express themselves, and cultivate more mindfulness in their daily lives.

What is journey journaling?

Journey journaling is exactly what it sounds like, journaling (writing down reflections) throughout the course of a specific journey (personal experience).

How will this specific program work?

Throughout the course of the 2019-2020 academic year, The Good Life Center in partnership with Journitation will lead students on a “journey” to reflect on the 8 areas of Yale Well. Each month we will pick one area of Yale Well, such as “Move Well” or “Love Well” and spend the month setting and tracking resolutions and habits in those areas. Each month will include a communications with information to kickoff the monthly topic, a midpoint check-in, and a closing reflection before transitioning to the next topic. We’ll also be sending out surveys to get feedback on how the experience is going.

The program itself is designed for you to “choose your own adventure.” In other words, you can opt in and out of certain months, choose to journal at your own frequency, and choose to engage with the community virtually, IRL, or not at all. It is totally up to you. You’ll also have the flexibility to use any journal or notebook of your choosing.

Here’s a snapshot of our journey:

  • Oct: Mind Well - focus on mindfulness, mental and emotional well-being

  • Nov: Eat Well - focus on balanced nutrition and eating habits

  • Dec: Rest Well - focus on healthy sleep and relaxation

  • Jan: Seek Well - focus on spiritual and religious practices

  • Feb: Love Well - focus on relationships with self, others, and community

  • Mar: Move Well - focus on physical movement and cultivating energy

  • Apr: Save Well - focus on financial planning and well-being

  • May: Work Well - focus on time-management, career goals, and professional skills

PS: If you’re still not sure you want to participate, each month we will be offering fun raffle prizes as a token of our appreciation for your feedback about the experience along the way!

We’re excited to go on this journey with you!

Any questions? Feel free to email tracy.george@yale.edu.

For more information about Yale Well and the 8 areas of wellness, please visit www.yalewell.yale.edu

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Writing for Creativity & Self-Expression
Sep
24
4:30 PM16:30

Writing for Creativity & Self-Expression

How can the simple act of putting pen to paper help you tap into the experiences that bring you joy? In this workshop, led by Lecturer in English Alison Coleman, learn how to use short writing exercises to decompress, reconnect, and find fulfillment and contentment in the everyday. No writing experience or expertise required—bring a journal or notebook if you have one, but writing supplies will be available if you don’t.

Please register in advance via OrgSync.

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Mental Health Empowerment Series: Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mental Health Empowerment Series: Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life

Would you like to feel more grounded, and navigate academic pressures, social challenges, and relationships skillfully?  If so, these workshops are for you.  We are excited to share some evidence-based approaches from clinical psychology designed to help you to maximize your potential and enjoyment at Yale.  These workshops are interactive and present a broad array of strategies for coping with the ups and downs of college life.  This is not group therapy and you can attend any one workshop or the entire series.  We look forward to chatting with you in the Good Life Center at Silliman College.  Please join us.

All workshops are facilitated by May Conley, an advanced graduate student in clinical psychology, and Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., the Director of the Yale Psychology Department Clinic.

***Space is limited to 20 students per workshop. Please register [for each workshop separately] in advance via OrgSync.***

Workshop Dates & Topics

1.     Getting in touch with your values and setting values-based goals Monday, September 9th             

2.     Maximizing Positivity in Daily Life Monday, September 23rd       

3.     Escaping from Thinking Traps – Monday, October 7th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)                  

4.     The Benefits of Self-Compassion and a Growth MindsetMonday, October 21st                             

5.     Mindfulness and Finding Wise Mind – Monday, November 4th (workshop will start at 7:15pm)         

6.     Speaking up Skillfully – Monday, November 18th

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PWC Playlist Party
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

PWC Playlist Party

Join the Peer Wellness Champions for this new weekly offering!

Is there music that makes you happy, energized, calm? Have you ever wanted to share music that you love with your fellow Yalies? Come take an hour away from the grind and join us at our Thursday night PWC Playlist Parties, where we will hang-out, listen to music, and create playlists for the Yale community! All genres of music welcome. Tea included, BYOMug!

Weekly gathering Thursdays 8-9pm in GLC Study. No gathering during Fall Break, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Break. Last gathering is on December 5.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

View Event →
Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Weekly Drop-In Health Coaching

Are you looking for support to build a healthy lifestyle, like strengthening your time management skills, improving sleep, quitting tobacco, or changing up your exercise routine? As a Health Coach, Lauren will partner with you to overcome obstacles while providing motivation, accountability, support, and resources. Lauren is available for drop-in appointments at the GLC on Thursdays, 5-7pm. All students are welcome!

Lauren is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can schedule with her directly at lauren.horner@yale.edu.

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Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Koru Mindfulness 4-week course w/ Tracy: Must Register in Advance!

Interested in learning mindfulness or reinforcing your existing practice? Join this evidence-based course taught by GLC Director Tracy George. You’ll be supported in managing stress, improving sleep, strengthening focus, and simply being kinder to yourself. Class meets once weekly for 75-minute sessions over four weeks, and asks only 10 minutes of practice per day. Required text and app will be provided at no charge. Enrollment is capped at 16. You must be able to attend all four classes to enroll. Double check your calendar and class details here before signing up here.

Class time: 5-6:15pm

Class dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Questions? Contact tracy.george@yale.edu.

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CommuniTea Time & Meditation
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

CommuniTea Time & Meditation

Join GLC Director Tracy George every Thursday at 7pm for communiTea Time and meditation. This weekly gathering will allow you the opportunity to unwind, practice different forms of meditation, connect with fellow students, and talk through the stresses of life at Yale. Please BYOMug.

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Meet & Greet with your Health Coach!
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Meet & Greet with your Health Coach!

Are you looking for support to make changes towards a healthier lifestyle and better quality of life? Come meet Lauren Horner, Student Health Educator at Yale Health, to learn about health coaching and other resources available to you.  Free beverages and snacks provided.

Starting September 19th, Lauren will be offering free drop-in health coaching at the GLC weekly on Thursdays from 5-7pm in office 403. She is also available by appointment at Yale Health. You can reach out to her to schedule directly: lauren.horner@yale.edu

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