University Health Service

Model of Personal Well-Being

What is wellness coaching?

A FREE 1:1 coaching conversation available to undergraduate and graduate students. See below for how to sign-up online! 

Wellness coaching is a holistic approach to examining how personal wellness interacts with one's values, goals and motivations. Wellness coaching could be a good fit if you are considering changes to optimize your personal health and wellness, or looking to positively shift certain aspects of your life. 

Coaching topics include adjustment to U-M, academic concerns, relationships, sleep, stress/anxiety management, physical health, nutrition, sexual health, alcohol and other drug use, and more.

Wellness coaching could also be a good fit if you are simply feeling stuck and would like to work through barriers to achievement and wellbeing.

How does it work?

Wellness coaching uses a person’s own motivations and strengths and supports behavior change(s) through a collaborative, non-judgmental partnership. Wellness coaches work with students to help them set and achieve wellness goals, balance dimensions of health and wellness, and learn resilience and coping skills for a well life.

The initial wellness coaching session is a one-hour meeting with a staff member from Wolverine Wellness. Follow-up sessions are scheduled as needed.

Quotes from Wellness Coaching Clients:

“I believe that wellness is a more essential part of my everyday life and I know that I can have a more productive and successful experience at U of M if I invest time and energy into strategies that enhance wellness.”

“Articulating my issues and goals with someone else who isn't living your life is very eye opening. Too often, I get stuck in my own mind and it takes someone from the outside to help put things into perspective. Also, this has helped me create structure and plan my next steps so that I can head in the direction I want to be headed in.”

 “This is a good opportunity to work on myself and try and learn what makes me happy and how I can ensure my mental and physical wellness will be good enough to allow me to make difficult decisions for myself in the future.”

How to sign-up for an appointment:

IMPORTANT: If you can't find a time that works for you, please feel free to email us at wellnesscoaching@umich.edu and we will get you on the calendar as soon as we can!

If you're looking for an appointment on North Campus specifically, please email North Campus Wellness Coach Lizelle directly at: lsalazar@med.umich.edu

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