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Body Image Week promotes healthy balance

Marketing and Communication // 02.06.2017

Body Image Workshop

When a student comes to college, it doesn’t mean that student leaves all his or her problems behind. On the second floor of Russell West, CSU’s counseling services offers help to those students who not only bring problems to school but encounter more once they arrive. 

Counselors Wesley Senn and Katie Braeur want to help students find balance, allowing for a mentally and emotionally healthy approach to college life.

Body Image Week, scheduled for February 20-24, offers events designed to help students navigate various rough patches that invariably surface. Different activities are planned each day to encourage confidence.

Sometimes, encouraging words are needed. In some instances, students find solace in a group relaxation class or pop-up fitness class that promotes emotional and physical health. A stretch class is also planned centered around a faith perspective that is designed to produce a spirit and body connection.

At week’s end, a special workshop features author Jenni Schaefer who will speak to mental health professionals on campus during an afternoon gathering on Friday, Feb. 24. That night, CSU students are also invited to hear Schaefer in an event that starts at 6:30 and will provide alternate chapel credit.

Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.