At the Wellness Center, we know that a vital part of your academic success is your emotional well-being. It can be extremely difficult to focus on your goals, even simple tasks or activities, when you are feeling stressed, anxious, angry or depressed.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is how healthy you feel and how well you are able to meet your daily obligations. The road to wellness begins with becoming more
aware of your present condition, and then making the conscious decision to
change the way you live.
How we can help you
We want to provide you with the guidance, information, resources and support needed to make college life more manageable and successful. Our counselors are available to help you overcome personal, social and academic issues in a safe and confidential environment.
Counseling services are provided by licensed professional counselors.
How to Reach UsWhatever your circumstances, let’s talk! We are here to help and support you. If you are experiencing any issues or want to speak with someone, we encourage you to visit The Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, or for more information about our services, please contact our office: The Wellness Center Phone: (718) 482-5471 Email: WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu Location: C249Website: www.laguardia.edu/WellnessCenter Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Learn more about the Wellness Center. Download the Wellness Center student brochure
The way to achieve wellness is through making proactive, healthy choices. The key component to wellness is how you balance your emotional, academic, physical, financial, professional, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual lives. All of these work together to help you achieve success as a student. The following resources will help you develop your personal wellness.
Emotional wellness is the ability to cope effectively with life experiences and appreciate both positive and negative feelings. This includes promoting self-care, a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong self-image, and creating satisfying relationships.
Intellectual (Academic) wellness is engaging in creative and stimulating mental activities that promote lifelong learning. Using the resources available to expand your knowledge, improve skills, and increase your potential.
Physical wellness is the ability to apply knowledge, motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude, and skills toward achieving personal fitness and health goals. This includes recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep.
Financial wellness is having a clear understanding of your financial situation and having the ability to manage money and live within your financial means.
Occupational wellness is personal satisfaction and professional enrichment through work. This includes choosing a role that is both stimulating and inherently rewarding, as well as one that is consistent with your beliefs, goals, lifestyle, personality and values.
Social wellness is the ability to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system. A socially well person has a network of friends and family to they can turn to for support, validation and to share life experiences. These relationships are based on interdependence (rather than codependence), mutual trust and respect, equity of power and cultural competence.
Environmental wellness is the ability to develop healthy relationships, the ability to interact with others effectively, the ability to adapt to various social situations, and life challenges in your educational, personal, and professional environment. This includes good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support your well-being.
Spiritual wellness is developing a sense of purpose and meaning to life. This is accomplished by learning to experience healthy relationships that incorporate love, joy, and fulfillment.