In an effort to give emphasis on students’ holistic wellbeing, the Counseling Office along with the Student Government Association organized at ACT’s the new initiative "Wellness Week". ACT students had the chance to participate in a series of experiential and interactive workshops, that took place between the 18th and the 21st of November on campus, facilitated by acclaimed and experienced professionals. The aim of the workshops was to raise students’ awareness about the significance of physical and emotional wellness, to help them increase their knowledge about various types of wellbeing and gain some tips on how to develop and maintain healthy daily routines.
Penelope Tourtoura and Menelaos Palaiodimopoulos, fitness instructors, helped the students practice breathing and stretching exercises and discussed ways they can use mindful exercise during their daily life. Nelly Florentin, ACT counselor, through experiential exercises, encouraged students to be more aware of their mental health needs and practice emotional self-care. Niki Athanasiadou, clinical dietitian and food consultant, placed emphasis on wholesome nutrition and gave tips on how students can make healthier food choices. Lastly, Chryssa Koliou, business, and personal coach facilitated a workshop that focused on how students can change their unwanted habits, design a new, healthier routine and bring the change they want in their lives.
ACT students embraced this new initiative, showed great interest in different types of wellness and participated actively in the workshops. ACT aims at continuing organizing similar events in the future that can help students take better care of their physical, mental and emotional needs.