De-Stress at the Beach!

DE-STRESS @ the Beach! 

1. Utilize the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)

Cortisol and adrenaline are the hormones responsible for the stress triggering the fight-or-flight response.
Be your own hero and fight off those stress hormones by attending their daily guided group fitness classes, doing cardio, lifting weights for muscular endurance, or simply letting your muscles relax in the jacuzzi.

2. Receiving the Learning Assistance Center’s Services
Whether you want the A or that passing grade, the LAC, has the tools you need! It’s conveniently located in the Horn Center.
Costs:

  • Drop-in tutoring (free)
  • 1-on-1 tutoring ($13 per 50 minute session)
Learn how to enhance your learning skills such as time management, stress and anxiety reduction, planning for research projects and papers, or adding a 1 unit Supplemental Instruction class to get your lecture questions answered is what the LAC can do for you. Book your appointment now!


3. Health Resource Center
Take advantage of what you’ve paid for! The Stress Less workshop is offered every Friday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Come understand what stress is, pinpoint how it affects you, and learn how to develop healthier coping techniques. You will also learn effective and easy to follow breathing strategies!


4. Beach Balance

Located on the second floor of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Beach Balance offers weekly events, Monday through Friday. During Meditation Mondays, from 5-6 pm a certified instructor will guide you through a meditation. Get your refreshing Spa Water on Tuesdays to keep pushing through the week. During the Well Wednesday’s edition, there is finally a designated place for you to nap in. Go take a breather and nap in their comfortable indoor hammocks. With free 15-minute massage therapy, every other Thursday, who could not resist! Fridays is safe sex Fridays offering free condoms!
In addition to the free services, there is a range of massage therapy options from licensed massage therapist who specialize in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Hot stone therapy, aromatherapy, and cupping therapy are only some examples. These are at a cost to students but greatly discounted, starting at $25 for 30 minutes to $45 for one hour.

5. Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)
CaPS offers a variety of outstanding services to you at no additional charge. From individal counseling appointments to therapy groups, workshops, and programs relating to various topics. Some of these topics inclde, Rainbow Café, Graduate Student Support Group, SisterFriends, Latina Connection Conference, Project Ocean, and Test and Public speaking anxiety. For a more detailed list and description of each of their services, take a look at their website.


6.   Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Take a relaxing walk out to CSULB’s own Japanese garden. With its colorful koi fish, quiet, green and refreshing environment who wouldn’t want to take a break. Across from parking lot 16, you can visit Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Although admission is free, there is a coupon to feed the Koi fish for free!

7.     Talk to your advisor!
Planning out class schedules, or perhaps choosing a major can be troublesome, but you don’t have to do it alone. Schedule an appointment to seek guidance from an advisor. To do so, log in via Advisor Connect by using your student ID, there, you will be able to determine which department and which academic advisor you are able to meet with. 

By Yesenia Garcia

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