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Guided Mindfulness

Held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00-12:30 at North Complex (follow the signs). Click here to reserve your space. Don't forget to bring your own towel for use on the Moon Pods!

Mindfulness is a mental state that involves being fully focused on “the now” so a person can accept their thoughts, feelings and sensations without judgement. It is a state of relaxed concentration and being in the present moment while working towards self-awareness. The purpose is mental, emotional and physical healing as well as day-to-day stress relief.

Learning mindfulness meditation is straightforward. It is a practice, so it’s never about being perfect! Guided mindfulness entails a facilitator providing direction and leading individuals through a series of steps in a quiet and comfortable space. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery and other practices to relax the body and mind.  Especially useful for beginners, guided mindfulness takes the guesswork out of the mechanics of practice.

Peer Wellness Coaching

Peer Wellness Coaching is designed to help individual students through intentional goal setting and peer support. Peer Wellness Coaches meet with students on a one-on-one basis on a topic of their choice. The position of a Peer Wellness Coach represents a wide variety of responsibilities. Some functions of a coach include: leading and growing the Wellness Education and Prevention program, assisting and joining fellow students in their daily lives, and offering awareness and resources to combat common challenges. The Peer Wellness Coaches that are entrusted with this opportunity to serve their peers are people that bestow high communication skills and strive to live a well-balanced life.

Ways Coaching Can Help

Stress Management; Motivation; Sleep Hygiene; Boundaries/Relationships; Self-Confidence; Getting Connected; Time Management; Communication Skills

Meet our Peer Coaches:

Meet the Counselors!

When to See a Counselor:
  • your concern is interfering in one or more areas of your life
  • your typical coping strategies are unhealthy or not effective
  • before the crisis

How to Schedule Your Appointment:

Peer Wellness Coaching

You can call Wellness Services at (660) 562-1348, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm to request a consultation with a counselor. During your consultation, your counselor will refer you to a coach who can best meet your needs.

Counseling

You can call Wellness Services at (660) 562-1348, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm to request a consultation with a counselor. During your consultation, your counselor will work with you to create a stepped care plan to help you meet your goals.

Crisis Services

If you are in crisis, you can request to meet with a triage counselor at Wellness Services during business hours. After hours, please call the 24/7 Support Line at (888) 279-8188 or text HOME to 741741.

What does counseling cost?

Counseling is covered in your student health fee. There is no additional cost for counseling visits.

How many times can I see a counselor?

There is no limit to the amount of times you can see a counselor. Your counselor will discuss recommended treatment options at your initial consultation.

How often will I meet with my counselor?

Frequency of appointments is decided with your counselor, based on severity of symptoms, goals, and availability of additional resources.

Is counseling confidential?

Counseling services are confidential except for the following:

  • Harm to self or others
  • Child abuse, elder abuse, abuse of an adult who can’t take care of themselves
  • Court order
  • Consultations within Wellness Services
  • In case of emergency

How am I matched with a counselor?

Your initial appointment will be made based on schedule availability. After your initial consultation, you can continue meeting with the same counselor or request to meet with a different counselor. Occasionally, your initial counselor will refer you to another counselor due to level of fit or specialty areas.

What is the wait time from the time I schedule an appointment to the time I get to meet with a counselor?

Typically, students are seen for their initial appointment within 7-10 days. If you are in crisis, you can call Wellness Services at (660) 562-1348, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, to speak with the triage counselor. If it is after-hours, you can call the 24/7 Support Line at (888) 279-8188 or text HOME to 741741

Am I required to attend counseling after my initial appointment?

Counseling is completely voluntary and you can stop attending at any time. It is recommended to let your counselor know if you no longer wish to continue counseling.

Is counseling really effective?

Yes, most students report feeling better or noticing improvement within four sessions.

Northwest Wellness Wheel

Contact

Wellness Center
660.562.1348
health@nwmissouri.edu

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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