Faculty, academic advisors, and student affairs counselors impact student wellbeing to the degree they transform each student’s mindset by empowering the self of the student.

Student wellbeing is more than simple observable changes in behavior or short-term boosts to motivation. Student wellbeing is the process of deep change—changing beliefs, assumptions, and paradigms of reality—for example, going from no hope to hope, from resignation to having dreams and a passion to pursue new possibilities, from anxiety and depression to inner peace and happiness.

Student wellbeing is transformative

How to encourage results in wellbeing

Best practices and methods are available for educators that focus on student self-understanding and awareness to produce transformational results in college-age adolescents and young adults. Whether leading the classroom, advising, or overseeing an internship, educators that apply wellbeing best practices effectively can impact their students in transformative ways.

About the Author:

Dr. Henry G. Brzycki and Elaine J. Brzycki are authors of three best-selling books: Mental Health for All Toolkit, Student Success in Higher Education: Developing the Whole Person through High-Impact Practices, and The Self in Schooling: How to Create Happy, Healthy, Flourishing Children in the 21st Century. They are founders of an innovative think tank providing thought leadership on emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing through education. For over 20 years they have pioneered the field of mental health and wellbeing prevention in K-16 schooling. They can be contacted at Henry@Brzyckigroup.com.

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