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  • Health Promotion Events

    Ongoing Programs

    During the academic year, Wellness and Health Promotion offers programs Monday through Friday free to all New School students. Unless otherwise noted, appointments are unnecessary; just drop in. 

    These times, dates, and locations are valid for the spring 2014 semester. Events are canceled on days when the university is closed.

    Monday

    Biofeedback

    Afternoons by appointment; not offered during the summer
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

    Learn how easy it is to go from feeling anxious, tense, or fearful to feeling focused, calm, and confident using biofeedback breathing techniques. Biofeedback measures your body's stress levels through a sensor attached to your earlobe. It gives you feedback on the levels of stress you carry in your body by measuring the rhythm of your heart and your autonomic nervous system response. Through computer-guided feedback, you learn to let go of stress in your body and become aware of the emotional states and patterns of thought that lead to stress in the first place. For more information, email shss@newschool.edu or call 212.229.1671 to schedule an appointment.

    Free, Confidential HIV Testing

    3:00–4:30 p.m.
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

    The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC) and The New School provide free, confidential HIV testing. No appointment is necessary; testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The supply of HIV testing kits may be limited. Bring a friend; this service is open to anyone, not just the New School community. Note: No testing is offered when the university is closed.

    Tuesday

    Auricular Acupuncture

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

    Receive a 30-minute, five-point ear acupuncture protocol that can release stress and promote body detoxification. Come once, come twice, come every week; no commitment is required.

    Wednesday

    Mindfulness Meditation

    3:00-3:40 p.m.
    University Center, 5th floor,  Social Justice Hub

    Guided meditation can help you cultivate happiness, relax, gain greater awareness, and enhance your creativity and academic performance. Come once, come twice, come every week; no commitment is required. Try a short meditation.

    Acupressure

    2:45-3:45 p.m.
    2 West 13th Street, lobby

    Release stress and enhance your sense of well-being with ear acupressure. The procedure takes only three minutes and involves a small metallic bead that can be left on the ear for up to three days. Come once, come twice, come every week; no commitment is required.

    Thursday

    Mindfulness Practice

    Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    Mindfulness Practice is a private 30-minute session in which you learn to use mindfulness techniques to solve problems and manage stress. Sessions are adapted to your unique needs and experiences and offer an open and safe environment in which to ask questions and solve problems in your practice. For more information, email wellness@newschool.edu. To schedule an appointment, call 212.229.1671.

    What's the Tea?

    2:45-3:45 p.m.

    University Center, 5th floor,  Social Justice Hub

    Come by and chat over tea and cookies at the new weekly social for LGBTQIAGNC students. Co-sponsored by the Queer Collective. 

     


    Acupressure

    5:00-6:00 p.m.
    Lang Café, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor or by the computers in the basement

    Release stress and enhance your sense of well-being with ear acupressure. The procedure takes only three minutes and involves a small metallic bead that can be left on the ear for up to three days. Come once, come twice, come every week; no commitment is required.

    Eight-Week Art Therapy Group

    Thursdays, February 6-May 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (group check-ins; no meetings on March 6, March 27, and April 3)

    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

    Love to create? Miss making art for fun or self-discovery? Dread critiques?  Take part in a ten-week journey of uninhibited and judgment-free creative expression. Learn about yourself and your peers through art making. Take part in something bigger than yourself. You must attend six of the eight sessions and be a matriculated New School student who has not opted out of the New School health plan. This group is limited to ten participants. Questions? Interested? Contact The New School’s resident art therapist, Kate McIntosh, to schedule a phone conversation or meeting: emailmcintosm@newschool.edu.

    Friday

    Drop-In Art Therapy Studio

     

    Fridays, 3:00-4:30 p.m., February 7-May 20 (no sessions on March 7, April 4, and May 9)

     

     

    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

     

     

    Join The New School’s resident art therapist, Kate McIntosh, every week for 90 minutes of uninhibited, judgment-free, self-directed art making for fun, relaxation and bliss.  Don’t have 90 minutes? Come for 30! Come once, come twice, or join us weekly. No commitment is required, and art materials are free. Finish off your week with creativity! A valid New School ID is required.

     




     

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