Did you start off the New Year with a resolution you’re already struggling to meet? Still eating fast food daily, splurging on your credit card, or skipping class? (Gulp…)
IU Health Center’s Adulting IU Student Wellness Coaching might be for you–and there’s free massage, aromatherapy, and biofeedback in it!
Beginning Wednesday, January 18, the first 50 students to sign up for Student Wellness Coaching will receive a free gift package, valued at $95! The package includes a 45-minute table massage, a 30-minute aromatherapy session (with sample!), and 60-minute introduction to biofeedback session.
Sign ups will occur in room 138 of the Wells Library Learning Commons on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. where our wellness team will briefly assess your needs, demonstrate some of our services (yes, free stuff!), and schedule your first appointment for you!
What exactly is this wellness coaching stuff?
Wellness coaching is about whatever you want it to be–stress management, study tips, nutrition, exercise, you name it! Our certified wellness coaches are healthcare professionals trained to advise you in many different areas of your life. The key rests in helping clients develop motivation they can apply to the pursuit of any of their goals.
What happens during your first appointment?
During your first appointment, you’ll spend 15 minutes with a doctor who will briefly assess your physical health and make any referrals. Before beginning wellness coaching, we want to make sure you’re in tip-top shape (or at least have the resources and referrals you need!). For example, our doctor might refer you to a general practitioner if you are at risk for diabetes.
This will be immediately followed by 45 minutes with a wellness coach, who will help you identify your priorities and develop a personal wellness plan including a vision, three month goals and the first steps.
What’s a follow up like?
In subsequent 30-minute coaching sessions, you and your coach will review the progress toward your vision and goals, explore and resolve the most pressing issues, learn something new, then agree on a set of goals for the following appointment. Follow ups can be scheduled whenever you like, although we do recommend coming at least twice a month. By the end of three months, you can expect to reach more than 70% of your three-month goals and feel energized and confident to embark on new areas with or without your coach.
Who’s helping me?
All our coaches are nationally certified in the latest coaching practices through renowned programs at Wellcoaches®, Mayo Clinic, and/or Duke Integrative Medicine.
When do I get my free stuff?
You’ll receive a gift certificate during your initial registration (at Wellness at Wells) that you must bring to each appointment. After completing your initial wellness coaching appointment and one follow up session, you will be able to begin your biofeedback, aromatherapy, and 45-minute table massage (in that order).
How much does wellness coaching cost?
For students who have paid the health fee, your initial 60-minute appointment costs $75, and follow up sessions are $25 each. For students without the paid health fee, initial appointments are $115, and follow ups are $30.