Category: Health and Wellness

The Final Stretch!

By , December 2, 2016 7:19 pm

final-stretchStress is normal–but it also takes practice to manage and use it to your advantage.

Not sure where to start?  Stop by the MindBody Connection (Atterbury Student Success Center room 112) on December 8th from 9.30-10.30am for a workshop to assist you in identifying effective self-care and stress management approaches to use during finals week, or any time!

For questions, contact Dr. Sebastiano Procopio at 235-6474 or



Stress Less Fest for Fall 2016

By , December 2, 2016 7:11 pm

It’s that time of year!  Join the Office of Student Involvement for the annual Stress Less Fest!

Activities include Yoga, Salsa dancing, massages, snack breaks, cuddling with puppies, extended hours for studying at the Student Union, and the Late Night Breakfast!

Events start on Wednesday, December 7th through Tuesday, December 13th.


Address Your Stress Workshops

By , October 26, 2016 1:25 pm

address-your-stressJoin the UMKC Counseling Services for this two-part workshop, Address Your Stress!  You will learn about stress, the impact it has on both your physical and mental health, and strategies to increase your overall well-being.  Topics include sleep, time management, and psychological factors that impact stress.

Thursdays, Nov 3rd and Nov 10th, 9:30-10:30am in the MindBody Connection (Atterbury Student Success Center room 112).

To sign-up, please contact Dr. Sebastiano Procopio at

Counseling Services also offers other group sessions on Interpersonal Growth, Mindfulness, and Body Wellness.  If you are interested in joining these groups, please contact Dr. Procopio.

Fall Health and Wellness Week (Nov 7-11, 2016)

By , October 26, 2016 1:07 pm

fall-health-week-2016Give thanks for good health!

Student Health & Wellness and MindBody Connection invite you to celebrate a week of good health.  Stop by the MindBody Connection (Atterbury Student Success Center room 112) to visit with campus and community resources–there will be different resources each day to explore!

  • Monday, Nov 7:  Financial Health and Wellness
  • Tuesday, Nov 8:  Emotional Health and Wellness, part 1
  • Wednesday, Nov 9:  Physical Health and Wellness, part 1
  • Thursday, Nov 10:  Physical Health and Wellness, part 2
  • Friday, Nov 11:  Emotional Health and Wellness, part 2

For questions, contact Kate Melton at 816.235.5350.

Building Mindfulness

By , August 23, 2016 11:21 am

MindfulnessImageHave you heard of Mindfulness practice and its benefits?  Please consider joining us for a weekly skill-building and practice group and learn how to apply mindfulness skills in everyday life.  Mindfulness helps in many ways including improving focus, managing stress, increasing serenity, enhancing stability, and fostering wisdom.  The group will be facilitated by UMKC Counseling Services and held at the MindBody Connection. 

The mindfulness group will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15pm-4:45pm in the Reflection Room at the MindBody Connection.  Session dates are September 14th through November 16th.  Registration is required, as space is limited; so please register today if you are interested.  Due to the skill-building nature of the group, attendance at each group session is important.  

For questions or to register, please contact Dale Voigt-Catlin at 816-235-5352 or


Mindfulness Group

Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

September 14th – November 16th

The Mind Body Connection

Room 112 – Atterbury Student Success Center

Space is limited, so register today!


Stress Less Fest 2015!

By , December 7, 2015 12:49 pm

Stress Less 2015Need a break from studying this week for finals?  Check out Stress Less Fest–starting today with a Holiday Hustle at Swinney Recreation Center (interval training to get your heart pumping for a good reason).  Other events include a healing arts workshop, massages, cuddling with puppies, Wind Down Wednesday, and the popular Late Night Breakfast.  Click on the poster for more details.

Also note — extended hours at the Union and the Miller Nichols Library to meet your late-night study needs.

Good luck and don’t forget to take care of yourself!










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