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Northwest Missouri State University

Wellness Services Presentations

Need a presentation for your residence hall, class, or group?

Below is a listing of presentations on various health and wellness topics that Wellness Services currently offers. Keep in mind that this list will continue to grow over time, so check back occasionally to see what is new. Do you need a presentation that is not listed below? Tell us what you need and we will do our absolute best to make it happen!

Once you have decided what presentation you want, simply fill out the presentation request form by clicking the link below and Wellness Services will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm the time and date and any other details.

Please contact us if you have any questions by emailing Wellness Services at or by calling 660.562.1348.

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Are You Balanced?

This presentation offers a unique journey into the world of wellness. This thought provoking session is set to enlighten and inspire you to appreciate the holistic approach to the many facets of wellness. It covers each of the six dimensions of wellness, prompting the participant to question their level of wholeness in each. The secret to the effectiveness of this presentation lies in the fact that participants need only a brief half hour to gain insight into wellness strategies to improve their health and wellbeing. 

What Wellness Services Can Do For You!

The University Wellness Services offers a wide range of services that benefit Northwest students in many ways. In order to create a greater understanding of Wellness Services services, we can schedule tours of our facility in the evenings after we close, where attendees can explore our facility and learn about Wellness Services's philosophy of care and the many services that we provide that help students achieve optimal wellness while at Northwest. Our hope is that, with this better understanding, students will more fully take advantage of all that we offer and be more comfortable when they arrive at Wellness Services.


Ever had a question about sex that you always wanted to know the answer to but never had the chance to find out? This presentation gives students that chance. In this interactive presentation, attendees anonymously write questions about sexual health and related issues on note cards and submit them to the presenter, who will provide accurate answers to the entire group.  In addition, the participants will learn about common sexually transmitted infections and practices to keep them safe.  

Move Over Cosmo: A Real Guide to Women's Health

This program is tailored to what YOU as the participant would like to learn about women's health.  Our nurse practitioner is highly qualified and highly engaging in this interactive presentation that will help you understand a woman's body, her mind, and her soul.


Utilizing a variety of activities and exercises, this presentation teaches about stress and strategies to deal with stress in healthy ways. When filling out the presentation request form, please specify which exercise in which you would like to participate.

Resiliency in Action

Let's face it, life is stressful!  How we react to that stress, however, effects us both internally and externally.  This presentation offers up "The Road to Sucess" by providing 10 effective ways to build resilience in your every day life.  These resiliency builders have been identified by researchers as qualities especially useful in overcoming advertisty, propelling you down the road to leading a successful life.

Flourishing: How to Achieve the Optimal You!

Based off the work of Dr. Martin Seligman, this presentation sets out his framework for the new science of well-being.  Once you're aware of the things that make up well-being, it's much easier to live a rich, meaningful life.  By focusing on all five of these essential elements, we can flourish in life, and find the happiness we want.  As such, PERMA gives us the starting point for living a great life!

Happiness Habits

We all have the capability to be happier.  To get started at adding happiness to your success tool kit, it helps to practice seven intentional activities that are in your control.  No matter what personality you were born with, no matter what your cicumstances are, you can boost your level of happiness by taking charge of these seven factors.  Put them into practice in your daioly life and you'll find yourself more productive in your work, more loving in your relationships and more successful in your life!

Signature Strengths

Utilizing the Values in Action (VIA) classification of character strengths developed by Peterson and Seligman, these interactive program guides participants through a series of questions that aides them in the recognition of their personal strengths.  Knowing what you value most can not only lead to self-improvement, but also lead to team success.

The Leadership Challenge: Developing the Leader Within

Leadership is not a fad. It’s a fact. It’s not here today, gone tomorrow. It’s here today, and here forever.  Leadership matters, people matter and you matter.  The study of leadership is the study of how men and women guide us through adversity, uncertainty and change.  People who become leaders don’t always seek the challenges they face. Challenges also seek leaders.  It’s not important whether you find challenges or they find you.  What is important are the choices you make when stuff happens.  This session is about how to lead people to success with one eye on today and one eye on the future. You will learn best practices for discovering your leadership treasures within. 

Suicide Prevention: What a Difference a Friend Can Make!

There are times in our lives where we may be in a position to help someone in crisis. This presentation discusses suicide and suicide-related behaviors as they pertain to college students. Additionally, this presentation: (1) teaches simple yet effective steps in helping a friend or acquaintance who is in crisis, and (2) identifies resources (both on and off-campus) to which a friend or acquaintance can be directed for professional assistance.

Question Your Perception: Sexual Assault and Acquaintance Rape

It is estimated that 1 in 4 women experience a sexual assault of some type during college, with many of these assaults going unreported. If not dealt with, victims of sexual assault can experience harmful consequences in both the short and long-term. This presentation discusses a variety of issues pertaining to sexual assault, including "date rape" drugs. Additionally, prevention, response to sexual assault, and campus resources are addressed.

Blame It On the Alcohol

Whether or not a student chooses to drink, alcohol use can impact his or her life in a variety of ways. This presentation covers basic (and sometimes misunderstood) facts about alcohol use and the negative consequences that could occur should a student choose to use alcohol at high-risk levels.  Using the consistent messaging of Bearcats being safe, smart, and responsible, the presenters will go over a variety of interactive modules that help the audience fully grasp the relationship between alcohol and the human body.

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Addiction comes in many forms, whether it be drug and alcohol, pornography, or even video games.  This program addresses the stages of addiction and the ways that they manifest for the addict. In each stage, including the Contemplation stage, the Action stage, and the Maintenance stage, the presenter also shows effective ways to counteract the particular characteristics and symptoms of that stage.

Bearcat Watch: Step Up!

Step-Up! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. Most problematic situations on college campuses involve bystanders. This program will teach participants ways to intervene both directly and indirectly in emergency and non-emergency situations. Bystanders can intervene in a variety of situations including but not limited to: alcohol abuse, hazing, sexual assault/relationship abuse and discrimination. Please note that this program is not meant to train you as a counselor and does not cover all possible scenarios or variables.