MISHAWAKA- From Nov. 7 to Nov. 11, Bethel hosted a wellness week. This week was dedicated to helping students practice wellness in all areas of their lives. The campus held various events throughout the week designed to encourage students to create balance within their lives.
One of the main focuses of the week was to unplug from technology and to have a greater understanding of the effects technology can have on people’s lives and on their wellbeing. As part of this week, Bethel hosted psychologist Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. Dodgen-Magee has spent a lot of her career focusing on tech trends and the way they are shaping the world.
According to Bethel University’s Wellness Coordinator, Courtney Chapman, Wellness Week was full of opportunities to practice wellness in students’ personal lives as well as their relationships with other people and with God. There were multiple events, all held in a wellness tent that was set up on campus. According to Chapman, the goal was to have a warm space outside where the students could unplug and enjoy nature. Some of the events were worship time, a bonfire with Dodgen-Magee, scripture reading, prayer, art and a variety of other events.
“I’m sure different pieces of the event impacted students in different ways,” Chapman said.
She hopes that the event will create more conversations about wellness on Bethel’s campus.