Upcoming Programs

Check back regularly for information on programs during the 2021-2022 year! 


Got Stress?

Check out the

Stress Free Zone

Stress Free Zone

Wednesday, September 8


on the OC (Orange Carpet)

-Get information about healthy stress management
-Pot a plant to grow with you while you learn and grow
-Color or do another DIY stress relief activity

Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Health Promotions, in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network

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Need some virtual 'pet therapy'?  Check out aquarium and zoo live cams around the country, such as the following:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

MeditOcean series

Aquarium of the Pacific

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian's National Zoo


Have you seen our Instagram posts?  (Some have been on the Health Promotions Facebook page)

Information on Aromatherapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - please note that the sources for the list of essential oils for SAD were inadvertently left out - Robert Tisserand & Aromatics International:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3onJdnVNg/?igshid=24diniwgsdc7

Information on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

The Counseling Center's Block 2-3 bulletin board on "Election Stress Disorder":  https://www.instagram.com/p/CGnkmKBHO5k/

The Counseling Center's Block 7 bulletin board, on "playfulness":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-QBcRUnpA3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Tips for "How to Be Resilient":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-X9DKoH-Vn/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Information on loss and ambiguous loss - "Grieving Missed Opportunities":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-aSXlVnzUP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  

Tips for "Helping Ourselves During Traumatic Times":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-p6VhonCzn/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  

A "Creative Art Activity for Reflection":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-xjzwWHcsp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

A "Creative Art Activity for Connection":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-7zaE2He9D/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

National Alcohol Screening Program & Tips for Managing Stress, "How Are You Coping?":  https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Nc-uQHxb2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"There's an App for That!" https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Xu_vjH4P1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Sleep" https://www.instagram.com/p/B_kdlE8HwzZ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Aromatherapy for Sleep" https://www.instagram.com/p/B_xZAMUnbEt/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Anxiety, Part 1" https://www.instagram.com/p/B_0AJ1Dn8xX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Anxiety, Part 2" https://www.instagram.com/p/B_498PBnSIR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Future Tripping: When We Have No Idea Where We're Headed" https://www.instagram.com/p/CAFt2fwHayC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Mental Health Wellness Workshops

Mental Health Wellness Workshops are also offered each block, currently via secure Zoom. Please visit our website under "Our Services" https://www.cornellcollege.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml for more information. 

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense Systems Registered Logo

The RAD Basic Self-Defense Class for Women is generally offered once each semester.  If you have a group of women who'd like to take the class at another time, it may be possible to arrange an additional class.  The program consists of 12 hours of instructional training and simulation and participants must complete at least the first 9 hours of instruction in order to complete the class; the simulation exercise at the end is optional but encouraged. 

For more info., contact Brenda (319-895-4292) or Officer Gehrke (319-895-6141).
There must be at least 8 participants for class to run, and class size is limited to 12. 
$25 participation fee is required; financial assistance may be available.
Co-sponsored by the Counseling Center, Campus Safety, and MVPD

Previous programs 

Pet Therapy, Tuesday, May 4,11:15am - 12:45pm,Virtually via Zoom and in person on the Ped Mall; Sponsored by the Counseling Center in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network

Spring Fling!, Tuesday, April 27, 11am-1pm, on the Ped Mall; information about sun safety, sexual safety and consent, things to do outside around Mt. Vernon; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Health Promotions, and Health Center, in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network

Stress Free Zone, Tuesday, March 30, on the OC; get info. on healthy stress management, grab a coloring page to go, grab an academic planner for 2021, post a note of gratitude or positivity, make an 'aromatherapy gratitude egg'; Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Health Promotions, the Health Center, & Academic Support, in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network

Mental Health Wellness Week, Week 3 Block 3 (Monday Mindfulness, Deep Peace Yoga Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Pet Therapy Thursday, Grab and Go Mindfulness Friday); sponsored by the Counseling Center, Chaplain, Health Promotions, and Student Life, in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network

Pet Therapy, Thursday, November 19, 11:15am-12:45pm via Zoom

Stress Free Zone, Thursday, October 29, 12-2pm, on the Orange Carpet, get info. about healthy stress management, make an aromatherapy 'gratitude pumpkin', get a Halloween themed picture to take and color; sponsored by the Counseling Center, Health Promotions, & Student Life in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network

Stress Free Zone, Tuesday, October 20, 11:15am-12:45pm on the OC; pot a plant, grab a coloring page to take with you and information on healthy stress management; sponsored by the Counseling Center and Health Promotions in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network