Thrive! offers several programs to the campus community to help its members achieve their personal wellness goals. Learn more about the different programs we offer below.
As part of the College’s tobacco-free campus initiative, Thrive! offers a smoking cessation class to all students and staff. You must be a current, active smoker to enroll.
This course is designed to help people become non-smokers through the use of the Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking curriculum. The Cooper/Clayton Method is an effective smoking cessation method that utilizes nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum provided for free), provides education and acts as a group support.
- Recognize smoking patterns
- Identify triggers
- Acquire knowledge on how to handle urges to smoke (triggers)
- Learn how to articulate needs as a new non-smoker to friends/roommates
- Recognize effective methods to avoid weight gain
Students may take the course for .25 credit (GST 186: Health Habits). The course is offered for both the Fall and Spring terms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on taking the class for credit.
Change Your Relationship With Food
With WW, you can learn to lose weight while enjoying your favorite foods!
Time and Location
Thursdays, 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in Hafer-Gibson 132.
- Students: free
- Employees: $50 for a 17-week series
- Spouses/partners on a Berea college medical plan: $50 for 17 weeks
For more information contact email@example.com.
How it Works
With WW Freestyle, smart decisions are made simpler so you can live your healthiest, happiest life.
Based on a science-backed SmartPoints system, WW Freestyle encourages you to eat more fruits, veggies, lean protein and less sugar and unhealthy fats.
The program has over 200+ ZeroPoint foods you never have to portion or track.
Spend your personalized SmartPoints Budget on any food you like. With rollovers, you can transfer extra SmartPoints to another day, keeping the program flexible and livable.
You may join any week. Fee is pro-rated after week 3.
What is Massage?
It is the manipulation of the body’s muscles and connective tissue in order to improve the health and function of the body. It is often associated with relieving pain and tension within muscles.
Chair massages are a great way to reduce stress while increasing productivity in the workplace. The therapist can easily target problem areas like the shoulders and back. And best of all, this treatment is fully clothed with no oils, so you can walk away relaxed and ready to move forward with your day.
Days and Times
Second Tuesday of most months from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5 minute minimum, 15 minute maximum
Cash or check only
Appointments are Required
Email Wellness@berea.edu to schedule an appointment.
If it’s your first time having a chair massage on campus; please print, sign and bring the Release Form with you to your massage.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Reduce stress
- Manage or eliminate pain associated with muscle tension
- (including neck, shoulders and forearms from computer work)
- Improve productivity
- Improve posture
- Relieve headaches
- Combat depression
- Ease anxiety
- Boost immune system
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