Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s counseling services has initiated a new pwrogram called Positive Opportunities for Wellness and Emotional Resiliency (P.O.W.E.R.).
The focus of the program is to improve wellness and emotional intelligence throughout the students who participate through this program.
The program works by helping students learn about their strengths and solidifying them, while also improving the weaknesses that come from everyday life.
This 5 session 50 minute program helps you learn about healthy and positive living through surveys, activities, reflection and self-discovery.
“It is a really great way for students to develop themselves in several key areas that can help them get threw and overcome any obstacles whether they be academic, personal, relationship or career wise,” said Joe Castillo, a wellness specialist at the Student Wellness Center.
Some of the benefits of attending the program include learning about yourself, how to interact with yourself and the world around you, improving connections with you and your environment, developing relationships, and increase communication.
The program works with four categories, Interpersonal, Leadership, Self-Management, and Intrapersonal.
Within those categories there is decision making, social awareness, anger and anxiety management, time management, positive change, self-esteem and stress management, along with other skills that help get students through life and out of trouble.
Within the first session, students are asked questions about their life and experiences. They are then sent with a specialist who walks them through the program. A survey is then taken to the students to show their strengths and weaknesses. Students then see their results and talk about what their goals are as they proceed through the program.
For more information about the program or to schedule an appointment you can call them at 361-593-3991 or go to the Student Health and Wellness Center located across from Mesquite Village West between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.