Holistic Hawks hosts series of #StressBusters to mark the end of the year

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With the spring 2022 semester winding down, the College’s Holistic Hawks committee is offering 28 events and 27 special fitness classes from May 2 – 17 to help New Paltz students beat Finals Week stress and prepare to transition to summer at home.

The full schedule can be accessed on Engage, but here are some of the highlights of their #StressBusters events:

A special workshop on self-care will take place on Monday, May 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Student Union 100N. Strengthening Your Daily Life Balance will be hosted by alumnae Ashley Knox (Spanish; Black Studies) ’10 (Sociology) ’11g (Humanistic/Multicultural Education) and Amanda Norton ’15g (Humanistic/Multicultural Education). Free dry erase boards and journals will be provided to help you write out all your feels.

Alumna Jen Haefele ’12 (Communications/Media Production) hosts an online workshop on healthy living on Monday, May 9, at noon. Taking Food Stress off Your Plate will help participants take a look at their relationship with food.

Interested in a nature walk? We have just the treat for you. The Eco Art Therapy Walk around the Campus Pond on Wednesday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. gives participants the unique opportunity to enjoy our campus pond while engaging in art activities designed to build mindfulness.

Our final Meditation Under the Stars takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the CSB Planetarium.

The all-faculty rock band “Questionable Authorities” will return to celebrate our seniors at their annual Graduation Celebration event on Friday the 13th, 9:30 p.m. at Snugs on Main Street in New Paltz.

That’s just a small sample of everything there is on offer. Other #StressBusters events include special sessions for LBGTQ+ community members, outreach tables where students can stop by for snacks, a pop-up spa, a drum circle, arts events and many more.

There will also be special fitness classes that you can attend in person or access virtually or through specially made podcasts, and the full list can be accessed here.

About Holistic Hawks

The Holistic Hawks Committee is our campus well-being programming team, comprised of dozens of faculty, staff and students. The committee works collaboratively with a mission of fostering resilience and balance in all aspects of a student’s life and experience: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, career and financial.