Last month, we introduced Duke Wellness interns to new experiential tools for engaging fellow students in conversations about well-being, mindfulness, stress, & resilience. The half-day training included individual and team juggling and skill toy play coupled with reflection about struggling and succeeding. Groups then brainstormed ways to implement skill toys into on-going DuWell programs.
The training package included a skill toy kit with close to 50 skill toys and a follow up coaching visit with the students later this fall to refresh skills, debrief on how programs have been going, and brainstorm new applications for the kit. We can't wait to check back in with them to see how they've put skill toys into practice for themselves and other students campus-wide.