Treat Yo’Self : Relaxing Activities for the Week Before Finals

We are almost done.

There are only three more weeks to get through for spring break.

Before that, though, we still have to survive finals.

The bright side is that SCC understands how stressful this time is for students, that’s why they have provided BREATHE.

BREATHE is a program, proposed by the director of the Counseling Center, Yvonne Terell-Powell, to help students retain both their physical and mental health in order to make it through the week.

At BREATHE, students are provided with various programs that aim to reduce stress levels, and teach them how to manage stress as well as provide studying techniques.

“We want students to know that we care about their success and well-being, and that we are here to help,” said Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson, one of the school counselors.

Robinson is the lead for BREATHE but the other counselors, and even other departments, are contributing towards this event.

This event has been coordinated by the Counseling Center along with the President’s Office, counseling, the library, many of the science divisions and clubs and various other programs.

Maybe you’ve heard of some of their events: College Dogs, Free Professional Massages, etc. They have been successful in the past and have received great responses from the students who have attended and benefitted from this event.

BREATHE will be held on March 16, but there will be events throughout the whole week to help students. Share the word and help out your fellow tired and stressed out classmates!

This is the upcoming schedule for BREATHE:

Monday, March 13

Arcade Games!
VRC (FOSS 5225A)
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Come Try Yoga – Newcomers Welcome!
Gymnasium* 3025
12:35 – 1:25 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14

College Dogs
PUB 9202
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Come Try Pilates – Newcomers Welcome!
Gymnasium* 3025
12:35-1:25 p.m.

DAIPAN Butoh Performance Event
1000 Building, Lobby
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15

Come Try Yoga – Newcomers Welcome!
Gymnasium* 3025
12:35 – 1:25 p.m.

Fitness Center Orientation – Newcomers Welcome!
Gymnasium* 3012
5:05 – 5:50 p.m.

Thursday, March 16

Counseling Center (FOSS 5245)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.:

· Healthy Snacks
· Jewelry Making
· Arts, Crafts, & Games
· Community Puzzle
· Stress Socks
· Stress Management/Study Skills Handouts

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1 – 3 p.m.: Professional 15-minute Massage for Students (first come, first serve!)

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Pet a Dog and Feel Less Stressed! Meet SCC’s President, Dr. Cheryl Roberts and her trained therapy dog, Logan!

Study Rooms with Snacks, Drinks, & School Supplies: Study for finals or finish homework, essays and projects for all of your courses with the Multicultural Center!
Room 9102
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Chill-out with Science!
Quiet Dining Room, Room 9208
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

· Paper Airplane Flying (Engineering Club)
· Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Social (Science Club)
· Sensory Activity Table (Biology Department)

Acroyoga: Watch and/or learn acrobatic yoga moves with the Acroyoga Club
Main Floor of PUB
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Learn and Play Ukulele!
Main Floor of PUB
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Movies and Popcorn!
Advising/Coaching Center (5229)
12 – 4 p.m.

Make Your Own Mason Jar Terrarium!
Library 4216
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Come Try Zumba – Newcomers Welcome!
Gymnasium* 3025
12:35 – 1:25 p.m.

Friday, March 17

Come Try Yoga – Newcomers Welcome!
Gymnasium* 3025
12:35 – 1:25 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21

Paper Crane Folding
PUB, Main Floor Lounge
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

DAIPAN Butoh Performance Event
1000 Building, Lobby
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

*All activities in the gym require tennis shoes and no hard black soles.

-Madeline Kimberly