Institute for Holistic Health Studies

IHHS Upcoming Events

Fall 2022 Upcoming Events

Stress finds a home in our bodies as well as our minds, resulting in physical, mental, and emotional tension. Stretching while bringing a focus to the breath helps to release some of this tension and creates a sense of wellbeing. Learn easy to use stretches and breath management, as well as other tips and tools to help you destress and relax, whenever and wherever you are. 


Upcoming Events:

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Redefining Meditation – 2022 Series at IHHS Center for Well-Being



Come join us on Thursday, November 17th for a workshop on Herbs held by one of the interns! This event will be held in White Hall room 114 from 10am-12pm.

“Navigating the New Normal” was an interactive program held for the WCSU and the greater Danbury community. Although the Covid pandemic has waned – and hopefully ended – and we are “back to normal”, it does not feel like the normal life we knew pre pandemic. During the presentation, we discussed different strategies that can be used for time management and self care as we continue to develop strength and resilience to navigate a new post pandemic normal. Christel Autuori, MA RDH, E-RYT 200, NBC – HWC, who is the director of the IHHS, is also a board certified Health and Wellness Coach, with additional certifications in Integrative Health and Lifestyle Medicine Coaching, a registered yoga teacher, a certified Reiki master, and a certified Holistic Stress Management instructor. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author, and has presented programs to health professionals and the public for over two decades. She is also an adjunct faculty member at WCSU and the founder and owner of the Integrative Health of Connecticut, LLC.

Become a Friend of IHHS

We appreciate your support of our programs and events with your attendance, and. invite you to support the IHHS by becoming a “Friend of the IHHS” with a with a donation of any size We need your help and your support. The IHHS is a self supporting enterprise, and relies on businesses, organizations, and individuals, for funding. Your contribution is used for annual student awards and to support the programming costs of the IHHS events. You may make a (tax deductible) donation via the IHHS website at and click on “Donate to the Institute”. If you prefer, you may send a check payable to WCSU Foundation/IHHS, and mail it to Christel Autuori, Director, Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Western Connecticut State University, White Hall 114, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 Please help up continue to bring speakers, programs, and lectures to the university and greater Danbury communities. We thank you for your support.