Self-Care Summit 2021

Dedicated to Your Wellness

According to an article from the NY Times, during this year of the pandemic, many of us have realized just how important “self-care” is, and that “self-care isn’t selfish.” But will we be able to continue to make self-care a priority once these challenging times have passed? Self-care is about sleep, exercise, meditation, and healthy relationships. It’s also about “setting priorities, setting boundaries and finding purpose.”

Join Bloomsburg University Health and Wellness as we explore effective strategies for self-care. Presentations led by BU counselors, the Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Intervention Services, and the Health and Wellness Educator will focus on what you can do NOW to make self-care a priority today, and in the years ahead.

All presentations are via Zoom  and will be recorded for later viewing.

Summit Speakers

Darlene Garcia Johnson

Jeanie Pavlovich

Kristi Hammaker

Margarete Hahn

Steven Mehl

Sybil Holloway

Whitney Robenolt

Self-Care Events

Monday April 26

  • Noon: Wellness Walk. Meet at the Commons. Walk will be 12:15-12:45 p.m. All fitness levels welcome. Masks required.
  • 7 p.m.: Stress Management with Jeanie Pavlovich, Ph.D., M.S., via Zoom. Learn practical strategies for how to deal with stress and manage it more effectively.

Tuesday, April 27

  • Noon: Eat, Sleep, Move, Laugh and Learn with Kristi Hammaker, MHA, CHES via Zoom. There’s no magic to feeling your best – it can be as simple as eating, sleeping, moving around more, and finding time for play and fun. Your physical, mental and emotional health depend on it, so let’s get started with these tips and tools to support your health and wellbeing (and perhaps improve your GPA).
  • 6 p.m.: The Smell of Comfort with Darlene Garcia-Johnson, LPC, at “The Spot” near the Office of Access & Success, 40 Student Services Center, and via Zoom. Learn techniques for massage and using aromas to relax. “Make Your Own & Take it Home” activity and Giveaways!

Wednesday, April 28

  • Noon: Wellness Walk. Meet at the Commons. Walk will be 12:15-12:45 p.m. All fitness levels welcome. Masks required.
  • 6 p.m.: Journaling for Self-Care with Sybil Holloway, Psy.D. via Zoom. Journaling is a healthy form of self-care that anybody can do. Come learn about the benefits of
    this coping strategy and get resources to start or continue your journaling process. Bring a pen and paper as well as your openness to exploring this creative method of personal expression. Dr. Sybil Holloway, Psychological Counselor, will provide information on the what, how, and why of journaling, and answer your questions.
  • 7 p.m. Self-Care Trivia with Program Board (Hybrid); KUB 345 MPA&B

Thursday, April 29

  • Noon: Parties and The College Experience with Margarete Hahn, LCSW, CAADC via Zoom. Young people love parties, getting together and socializing. More students find that partying does not have to involve alcohol use to be fun. “Future professionalism and breaking the law are incompatible. I value my education and legal standing.” -- Megan R. BU 2021. I am having a great time in college - no need to drink alcohol at parties.” -- Justin A. BU 2023.
  • 5 p.m.: Get Time On Your Side with Whitney Robenolt, Psy.D. via Zoom Join BU Counselor, Whitney Robenolt, as she explores methods to promote more effective time management strategies. Not only will Whitney discuss ways to improve scheduling habits, but she will also discuss ways to handle everyday obstacles that may promote increased stress.
  • 7 p.m.: Pinata and Zen Garden Sea Shell Crafts (Stress relief!) with Program Board, KUB MPA&B

Friday, April 30

  • Noon: Healthy Communication with Steven Mehl, Ph.D. via Zoom. This presentation and discussion will focus on different types of communication, common obstacles in becoming more assertive, and the benefits of working on healthy communication in different areas of our lives.