Wellness at Pitt-Greensburg

Well-being is multidimensional and encompasses many areas of life. We have simplified these areas and condensed them into eight pillars. Each pillar is composed of and impacted by several individual factors (think of the ingredients that go into making a great dessert). When these factors are considered and tended to, the results can provide a sense of satisfaction, relief, and gratitude. When certain areas are disregarded, or neglected, the outcome may not be as positive or rewarding. In exploring, supporting, and enhancing your own well-being, it is important to become familiar with and give proper attention to each pillar.

pillars of Well-Being graphic: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social

Each independent pillar serves as a building block for well-being. Collectively, they lay out a solid foundation for health and fulfillment. The pillars of well-being are also interconnected, meaning that changes in one area can affect changes in others. Thus, attention to and harmony across these areas of health are essential to maximizing overall wellness. The stronger each pillar, the better our well-being becomes, the greater our chances are to thrive.

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Wellness Events

Check back often for more upcoming Wellness events!

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Happy U: A Guide to Student Flourishing

The Happy U series serves as a guide to supporting your well-being during your student journey at the University of Pittsburgh. Many of us will experience different challenges as we navigate our student experiences, but by developing practices that support our well-being, we will be more able to navigate those challenges and changes. Using the theory of positive psychology and current research into the science of human flourishing, Dr. Ahmed Ghuman, Executive Director of the Counseling Center on the Pittsburgh campus and licensed psychologist, offers guidance on how to nurture one's well-being. Promoting our well-being is essential to our success during our academic journey and provides a balanced foundation for our future achievements. This self paced, interactive guide is available to all members of the Pitt-Greensburg community. Contact Dr. Sheila Confer (sec10@pitt.edu) if you are interested in being enrolled in the course on Canvas or with any questions.

Well-Being Ally

The Well-Being Ally Program is designed to provide staff, faculty, and students with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to be allies of well-being across campus. If you're interested in becoming a wellness ally, please contact Nina Watters for more information.

Wellness Consult

What to expect

Before meeting with a wellness consultant, students will be asked to complete and review the appropriate materials. This is to prepare for a three-part meeting comprised of an overview of your Wellness assessment, goals, as well as tips and resources to help achieve those goals.

When meeting with a wellness consultant, students with go over their assessment with a member of the wellness team. This is to gauge student’s views about the assessment and their perspective on its accuracy. The student and wellness consultant will then use the eight pillars to identify their strengths and areas for improvement determined by the wellness assessment. The consultant and the student will identify and address deficits or barriers in their path to success and brainstorm skills and tools to help them achieve their goals. Finally, the student and wellness consultant will review identified resources and discuss networks of support in helping them accomplish their desired outcomes.