University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sessions

Being your best self in the current moment is a lifelong journey. This conference will give you the time and space to re-energize and discover what you need to establish and maintain the well-being you need, no matter where you are today.

Dimensions of Wellness

Health

Beyond the absence of mental and physical illness, health is a feeling of strength and energy from your body and mind.

Meaning

Feeling part of something bigger than yourself. Knowing that your pursuits matter. Having purpose in your life.

Safety

Knowing that you are safe from physical and psychological harm at UW–Madison. Feeling secure enough to take calculated risks and show vulnerability. Free of concern about meeting basic life needs.

Connection

Experiencing positive, trusting relationships with others. Feeling a sense of belonging, acceptance, and support.

Achievement

Feeling you have the support, resources, and autonomy to achieve your goals. Succeeding at meeting your individual goals and career and academic aspirations.

Growth

Feeling like you are progressing in your academic and professional goals. Learning and being challenged to use and expand on your strengths.

Resiliency

Capacities for persistence, creativity, emotional intelligence, grit, cognitive flexibility, risk-taking, agency, adapting to change, delaying gratification, learning from failure, and questioning success.