Thrive / Wellbeing


Wellbeing is about much more than physical health. Here, it’s an eight-dimensional balancing act that – when maintained properly – leaves us best able to cope with adversity, build rewarding relationships and live with a sense of purpose. Learn more at

Take Charge of Your Health! View the Wake Forest University Healthy Outcomes Presentation  or visit for more information.

Here are the events we have which relate to wellbeing: 

Showing events 1 - 10 of 26 unique titles ( a total of 68 sessions )

    • Free Flu Shots

    • 13 dates and times available
    • Wake Forest University is sponsoring free flu shots for all faculty, staff and retirees. Spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependent children enrolled in the University's Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Plan are also welcome, but not required to register.  Please bring your Blue Cross . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • CPR/AED Certification

    • 5 dates and times available
    • This 3.5 hour CPR and AED course prepares the layperson to respond to choking, breathing and cardiac emergencies—and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in conjunction with CPR. This National Safety Council course meets the current CPR and ECC Guidelines using a combination . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Lunch 'n Learn: Aging is Easier with Good Nutrition

    • Friday, October 9th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Join registered dietitian, Cindy Silver, for a look at how to put good nutrition at the top of your ‘to do’ list for healthy aging. Learn about every day foods that have science-based aging advantages as well as delicious flavors. Put together a personal plan that address your genetics . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 410
    • The Yoga Project: Tools for Life

    • 3 dates and times available
    • Learn to manage your body and mind by applying the practice and principles of yoga to your everyday life. Reduce stress, increase focus, achieve peace of mind, and learn the tools you need to manage every life situation with calm equanimity and compassion towards self and others. This five week . . .

    • Location: Multiple Locations
    • Shots Fired On Campus (Community)

    • Tuesday, October 20th, 201510:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Shots fired on campus... the last thing you'd expect to hear. The odds of being involved in a situation like this are similar to your chances of being struck by lightning... It's a strange thing about lightning though. We use it as a way to describe something that seemingly has no chance of . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 409
    • Lunch 'n Learn: Good Fats for a Delicious Day & Healthy Heart!

    • Monday, October 26th, 201512:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Join registered dietitian, Cindy Silver, for a look at the ins-and-outs of the healthiest possible fats for your heart. Learn new ideas about how to use good fats in meals and snacks and how to adjust a recipe for better nutrition. Fun and interactive with tasty samples, too! Note: Cindy Silver is . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Unpacking Language - An Academic Primer in Practice

    • Monday, October 26th, 201512:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    • This cross-disciplinary panel discussion will bridge the basic sciences, social sciences, and humanities to unpack language and implications of concepts like mindfulness, contemplation, meditation, and wellbeing.  Join scholars from Wake Forest University, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 410
    • Student Training as Peer Advisors for Wellbeing

    • Monday, October 26th, 20153:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Student-to-student mentoring, advising, and informal teaching are powerful ways to build capacity for wellbeing on campus. This session will review some of the practices and results at George Mason University in these peer-support approaches. The session will include a description of principles and . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Autumn Room
    • Mindfulness and Building Personal Wellbeing

    • Tuesday, October 27th, 201512:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Campus life and all of its demands – for faculty, staff, and students – can quickly erode personal health, mental clarity, and emotional enthusiasm.   But there are remedies that will build resilience in the face of these demands.  Mindfulness practices can be a . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 401 A
    • Wellbeing and Mindfulness: Academic Classroom Applications

    • Tuesday, October 27th, 20153:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • This session will begin with a report on progress at George Mason University over the last six years in creating pathways and structures for wellbeing, consciousness studies, and mindfulness to be included in curricular programs. Among the programs are a 15-credit minor, an . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 401 A