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Curriculum Infusion

Morris Let’s Thrive strives to infuse evidence-based wellbeing practices in the daily lives of students, faculty and staff. Here are some of our courses, workshops, and support groups. 

Curriculum Infusion Workshops, Programs and Courses

Don't Cancel That Class Initiative

Mindfulness 101

Facilitator: Jeanne Williamson, LICSW

Mindfulness 101 will review Mindfulness as a concept and skill and several mindfulness practices will be practiced in the class session. Mindfulness is defined as: Paying attention, on purpose, in the moment, nonjudgmentally. Mindfulness can help individuals manage stress, gain perspective, experience emotions versus avoiding them, and relate to the world more effectively.

Strategies for Everyday Wellness

Facilitator: Jeanne Williamson, LICSW

Strategies for Everyday Wellness will introduce students to several concepts and skills to address wellness from a holistic view. The class will start by reviewing stress and the stress response, have discussions around this and then complete a self-care plan for that week. They will also learn and practice breathing exercises, chair yoga and review a brief introduction to positive psychology and practice 3 good things. Can be adjusted/modified as requested.

Stress Management 101

Facilitator: Bridget Joos, MS, LPC

This session will focus on what stress is, how to recognize both negative and positive stress, and how pinpointing symptoms of stress will give you an opportunity to manage it better. Participants will leave the workshop with practical strategies to utilize in managing stress levels. Learn and practice strategies to reduce stress and anxiety through breathing and visualization. This program is designed to give the participant simple techniques to use in short amounts of time.

Healthy Relationships 101

Facilitator: Bridget Joos, MS, LPC

Healthy Relationships will help students identify the dynamics of healthy versus unhealthy relationships, and explore the best ways to communicate, appropriate boundaries and support as they navigate the difficulty of new or ongoing relationships as a college student. It will also explore how to navigate the ending of relationships.

Reclaiming Happiness

Reclaiming Happiness, PSY 1026 It is a 1 credit course offered 2nd half of the semester. This course emerged out of the Quality Initiative on Fostering Student Mental Health and Well-being and is focused on the following positive psychology concepts and interventions: cultivating optimism and positive emotions, rewiring negative bias, identifying personal strengths, gratitude, engagement, meaning and purpose and positive relationships.

Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing Courses

Click the Bakken Center link to find out about ways to connect with the Bakken Center through Multi-I in the summer term.

Support Groups

In addition to the Depression/Anxiety psychotherapy, there are also several student-led support groups on campus.

  • Abuse Survivors Support group: Facilitated by Someplace Safe. Date/time/location are confidential, so please contact student counseling if you are interested in this group.

  • LGBTQIA2S+ Peer Support Group: a student-led support group held on every other Monday at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining this support group please email ummgroup@morris.umn.edu.

Available at Wellness Center During Office Hours

  • Free condoms, dental dams, and lubricant
  • Health and Wellness Library
  • Information regarding health and wellness
  • Yoga mats and DVDs on yoga and QiGong available for checkout
  • Buddha Boards, mandalas, and colored pencils available for checkout
  • Relaxation and guided meditation CDs available for checkout

Offered by Peer Health Educators

Fatal Vision

Coordinated with campus police, a program offering information and education on drunk driving.

Love, Sex, and Banana Splits

A floor program coordinated with residential life staff that provides sexual health information, education and of course, banana splits.

Love Your Body

Education and information on healthy self-esteem, positive self-concept and body image.

Mindful Moments

A floor program that teaches skills for breathing, meditation, and yoga. 

Stress Less Program

A floor program coordinated with residential life staff that provides education and practice in reducing everyday stress. Learn a breathing exercise, make stress-balls, color and more.