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Intuitive Eating Workshops

SWS will be offering TWO Intuitive Eating Workshops during April 2020. Each workshop will be a 4-week series held at the Student Health Center. Email or call 319-273-2137 to reserve your spot in one of the workshops! 

Workshop 1: 3:00-4:00pm on Tuesdays - April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

Workshop 2: 1:00-2:00pm on Wednesdays - April 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Location: Student Health Center Conference Room

Main contact for registration: Jenna Petersen, Health Promotion Coordinator,, 319-273-2137

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The Intuitive Eating Workshop is a safe space for students to discuss their experiences with food among a small group of others who are also interested in creating a new relationship with their mind, body, and food. Discussion topics are centered around the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating, originally developed by “Intuitive Eating Pros” Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., and Elise Resch, R.D., F.A.D.A., C.E.D.R.D. Learn more about the 10 Principles on the Intuitive Eating website: 


Be a Super Sleeper! 

Sleep 7-9 hours per night for heroic benefits! Regular sleep leads to better grades, memory, focus, and productively. In addition, sleep can lower stress, boost mood, and improve your mental well-being. 

Sleep 7-9 Hours Per Night for Heroic Benefits

Develop Good Sleep Habits So You Can Soar! 

✅ Put Caffeine in its Place-  The effects of caffeine can be felt long after you finish your cup of joe. Avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee, pop, energy drinks, and tea at least 6 hours before bedtime.

✅ Don't Let Alcohol Be Your Kryptonite - Alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle, making you feel groggy the next morning. Limit drinking to get the best rest and be the hero in class.

✅ Disconnect from Your Phone/Technology- Turn off your screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime to avoid the blue light throwing off your melatonin (a natural sleep hormone) production.  

✅ Make Mindfulness Your Superpower -Did you know… the most commonly reported barrier to sleep is stress? Reduce stress by incorporating mindfulness practices into your regular bedtime routine.Try relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, a body scan, gentle yoga, light stretching, or practicing gratitude.

✅ Make a Regular Bedtime Routine-Our bodies LOVE predictability. Create a sleep schedule for yourself by doing the same things before bed (like brushing your teeth, washing your face, and reading a book), going to bed at the same time every night, and waking up at the same time every morning. It will make it easier for you to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed!

Need a sleep sidekick? Let a Wellness Coach help you ignite better sleep habits! Sign up for Wellness Coaching today!