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No More Stress!

Ahhhh,  Stressbuster Week!  That glorious week of varied, much-needed stress-reduction events and activities at MCC, designed to help students and employees clear their minds, have some fun, and get ready for the home stretch of finals!

Sponsored by the Middlesex Activities Crew (MAC) and Wellness (Office of Student Engagement), this year’s Stressbuster Week events included a variety of options on both campuses throughout the week.   Many students enjoyed chair massage, offered on both campuses by professional massage therapists.  Many others also spent 5-10 minutes in one of the 4 therapeutic electric massage chairs.

A balloon artist brought his talent to both campuses, entertaining students with incredible balloon creations.  Over 100 PB&J sandwiches were created at the Make Your Own PB&J stations, sponsored by the MCC Food Pantry.  6 students in the Intro to Guitar class provided a lovely mini-concert on the Lowell campus, serenading students and employees as they boarded the elevators.  The Lowell Student Lounge hosted a ping pong tournament, healthy snacks, and a comfortable space to unwind. 

An abundance of free hot chocolate and popcorn certainly helped with stress reduction, and those participants who attended the free Reiki and YOGA sessions were especially appreciative!  Free coffee and donuts didn’t last long, and helped give an energy boost to those who enjoyed it.  The Bedford Meditation and Reflection Room was transformed to a temporary napping station, and several people enjoyed the free meditation class held there as well. Lots of students shared their written comments on the “Positive Thoughts” board, or completed a hand-written thank you card to someone special in their life.   In Lowell, the Personal Counseling Department handed out information about stress reduction techniques.

Throughout Stressbuster Week, students and employees could be heard saying things like “This is free??!!  This is awesome!  Thanks MCC!  I needed this!  Wow!  This is great!  We should have this every week!  I LOVE this!  Thank you!” 

Well, you are welcome!  Another semester is almost over, and we have all worked hard to make it productive and successful.  From the Office of Student Engagement, we wish you the best of luck with finals, and a safe and happy holiday season.

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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 3:08 PM by MCC Blog Admin


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