Peer Wellness Coaching
Peer wellness coaching is designed for students who want to grow and build their capacity for health and success. It acknowledges that students often feel challenges in college and that they can benefit from individualized support.
Peer wellness coaches meet with fellow undergraduate students one-one to support them in maintaining and/or improving their own wellness. Coaches assist with setting goals, building on strengths and increasing resiliency.
Peer wellness coaching is grounded in the wellness model, empowerment model, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology. The peer-to-peer approach emphasizes that there is no "expert." Coaches support students in realizing their own strengths and wellness goals.
Interested in signing up for session? Email us your availability at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider taking the VIA Character Strengths survey so you and your coach can incorporate your strengths into your sessions.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is it free? Yes, all sessions are FREE and offered on a first-come first-served basis.
How do I pick a coach? Click here to learn more about each coach. If you are open to meeting with any coach, just let us know this when you email us.
How many sessions can I sign up for? As many as you want. The number of sessions depends on the wellness goals you develop with your coach, how often you would like to check in about your goals, availability, etc.
Please note that as a courtesy, we will send you a reminder email 1 or 2 days before your scheduled session. If for any reason you are unable to make the scheduled session, please email us at least 24 hours prior to your session. To respect your time as well the coaches', and for you to get the most out of your peer wellness session, please note that you may cancel/reschedule up to 2 times per semester. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
How long do sessions last? Sessions last up to 45 minutes.
Where are the sessions held? Sessions are currently held in the Center for Health Promotion (located in University Health Services).
What are some examples of reasons why a student might sign up for coaching? It varies widely, but some examples include managing transitions into or out of college life, creating personal goals, creating healthy relationships, managing time and competing priorities, navigating resources on campus, discovering what matters most to you, keeping your health a priority, and creating school/work/life balance.
I’m not sure what my goals are yet. Is that a problem? No, as you and your coach develop a working relationship and explore possibilities, you will be able to better identify goals you would like to set for yourself.
Will I meet with the same coach every time? It’s pretty much up to you. At the end of every session, you will be asked if/when you would like to schedule another session (with the same or a different coach).
Can I make request to accommodate my preferences with selecting a coach? (e.g. by gender, first-generation student, etc.) We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we can’t make any guarantees. Click here to learn more about each coach.
This sounds great! How do I sign up? Email us your availability at email@example.com.