Wellness Coaching

 RAZORwell (Resilience And Zest Offer Renewal) is a new initiative coordinated by staff in the department of wellness and health promotion at the Pat Walker Health Center. RAZORwell offers wellness coaching to all students!

Wellness Coaching

Feeling overwhelmed? Too much going on? Anxious? Out of balance or dissatisfied?

Life happens and it is quite possible that many things may interfere with your academic success and personal growth at the U of A. A well life contributes to success and increases overall life satisfaction and sense of personal balance.

Wellness coaching, either individually or in the group format, is a free program for currently enrolled U of A students.

Eating and sleeping well, breathing and exercising well, studying well and relating well to others are life enriching practices that students may incorporate into their own lives through wellness coaching.

What is wellness coaching?
Wellness coaching is designed to help U of A students improve their lifestyle behaviors so that they are living well in a very conscious way. Wellness coaches are professional certified health educators who will help you identify your strengths and plan specific changes you want to make to improve your academic performance and satisfaction with life. During coaching sessions you will:
  • Establish an alliance of support and accountability with your coach
  • Identify the priority areas you want to change
  • Receive referral to other campus resources if appropriate (*Wellness coaching does NOT include psychological assessment, counseling, or therapy, fitness evaluation or personal training, nutrition counseling, or medical care)
  • Practice basic anxiety reducing and centering techniques
  • Engage in assertiveness and resilience skill training
  • Create and successfully implement your personal behavior change plan.
How do I get involved with wellness coaching?
  1. Schedule an appointment: Call the Wellness & Health Promotion Department at (479) 575-6376 or e-mail edmink@uark.eduto set up an initial appointment or for more information.
  2. Join us in WELLGroup, which is open to enrolled students, staff, and faculty. In WELLGroup participants develop a personal well life vision and receive support and motivation from fellow group members as they engage in behavior change practices. The ongoing threads of this group experience are yoga, mindfulness, and assertive communication. WELLGroup meets on Mondays during the Spring Semester 2015 from 3:30-4:30 pm in room 283 at the Pat Walker Health Center, beginning January 26th.

More Information

 Contact Ed Mink, director of wellness and health promotion at edmink@uark.edu