Activities personal development
About Personal Development & Wellness
Attending graduate school represents a commitment to personal growth. But, while you focus on intellectual goals, don’t forget other components of your life! Greek philosophers understood the importance of the mind-body connection, described by their well-known expression “mens sana in corpore sano” (or, “a healthy mind in a healthy body”). Modern science has compiled evidence in support of this ages-old idea-that physical health is best maintained when you are challenged intellectually, and the mind is sharper when the body is physically-fit. In like fashion, the Graduate Student Center wants to support you in maintaining balance in your own life by offering a personal development program for supporting your mind-body growth. The Personal Development program includes a number of series and events, such as...
Connecting Mind and Body
Develop a stronger understanding of the link between the mind and the body. These sessions can help you reduce stress, boost immunity, and promote overall, balanced health. Newcomers are encouraged; many of our attendees are novices, who have commented that these sessions are no-pressure introductions and valuable for participants at all levels.
No prior experience required. Please bring your own mat, as it will NOT be provided during the sessions.
Registration start: Sunday, October 18, 2015Registration start: Sunday, November 01, 2015Registration start: Sunday, November 08, 2015Registration start: Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Meditation has been known to reduce stress and anxiety. It often helps to clear one's mind and eases other health issues such as high blood pressure and depression.
Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives.
Bike Safety Workshop
Philadelphia is a very bike-friendly city, with bike lanes on many streets and bicycling is a great way to get around. However, there are still many things you should be aware of when riding your bike. In this workshop, you'll learn about how to ride safely, secure your bike well and get some tips about some great bike rides in the Philly area. Please register in advance here.