Attending the Adult Wellness Program will help you to improve your ability to make healthy lifestyle choices. We’ll teach you to understand how your overall health is affected by various behavioral, emotional, and social factors, and give you the tools to make positive changes in your life.
About the Adult Wellness Program
By the end of this 2-month program, participants should be able to:
- Be aware of negative lifestyle choices and coping skills to deal with them
- Improve eating habits
- Identify patterns of unproductive thoughts and learn practical skills to defeat them
- Learn practical tactics to deal with strong emotions
- Promote behavioral changes in eating habits
- Recognize the importance of physical activity and nutrition in long-term to improve health
How it works
The program will be limited to three groups of around 12 participants each, but we aim to run the program in batches on a regular basis thereafter. Participants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To be able to benefit from the program, English language fluency/understanding are required.
This program is based on sharing experiences to enhance and enrich your journey and your participation will be very much appreciated.
Timing and venue
The Adult Wellness Program sessions will be between October 1 and December 5, 2018. The sessions will be held in the Community Hub, Discovery Square.
- Group A meets Mondays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Group B meets Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Group C meets Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Please note that there are no sessions during the first week of November due to the University break. We request that you commit to missing no more than one session in the 2-month program to ensure that you and the other participants get as much out of the program as possible.
As a service to the community, the majority of the program costs are subsidized by KAUST Health. Participants will be charged the heavily discounted price of 500 SAR per participant for 9-weeks.
Apply to the Adult Wellness Program
This program is open to KAUST employees and/or KAUST residents over 18 years of age. All survey respondents will be contacted on September 27 to confirm if your program application has been accepted.
>> Application Form Update Sept 20, 2018: Thanks to everyone who applied to participate in the Adult Wellness Program. Registration is now full. We plan to run the program again, so those who did not get an opportunity to participate this time can apply during the next Community Wellness Program.