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Fall 2019 Stress Management Workshops

Introduction to Mindful Literacy

Monday, 10/7; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center

Speaker: Laura Bean, MFA.

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness imbued with kindness and curiosity. Tuning in to the body and breath can help us to deal with strong emotions like anger and fear. By learning to sit in stillness so we can recognize our emotions, we develop the capacity to choose our response when our buttons get pushed rather than be bound by habitual reactions. This training helps us live with greater equanimity and calm and awakens peace and joy in our lives.

The intention of this hands-on workshop is to introduce participants to the benefits of mindfulness, including stress reduction and increased executive function, and provide a space for them to express themselves creatively. The session will include brief movement and awareness practices, discussion, and journal writing inspired by a poem.

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Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, 11/21; 12:10 - 1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Julia Anable, Ph.D. Be Well at Work Employee Assistance

Mindfulness and meditation are practices that all of us can integrate into our lives. Doing so yields profound benefits -- emotionally, physically and interpersonally. No matter how busy you are, there are techniques -- some requiring only one minute -- that are possible to incorporate into your daily existence. This workshop will provide tools you can use to enhance your life, and will end with a guided mindfulness meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and focused.

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Strategies to Sharpen Your Focus

Thursday, 11/21; 12:10-1 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Elliott DiTusa, LPCC, Be Well at Work Employee Assistance

Being fully present and engaged can be a daily challenge for most people. In this interactive workshop we will learn sport psychology techniques and how to apply them to our daily lives. Specifically, this workshop will teach us focused goal-setting, as well as mindful, cognitive, and somatic strategies used by athletes to increase focus and performance.

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Relaxing Sound Meditation

Wednesday, 9/25 & Thursday, 12/12; 12:10 - 2 pm, Tang Ed Center

Speaker: Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many participants report a deeply relaxing experience and wonderful night's rest following a sound bath. Who doesn't need that?

No yoga is practiced nor do you need fancy yoga pants to participate, come in your work clothes. Simply lay down and receive sound. Appropriate for any level, any ability. Learn more at Innersoundmedtation.com

9/25 Enroll here

12/12 ENroll here

Notice: The below workshop (Disability Management: Understanding the Process) is for Managers and Supervisors only.


Disability Management:  Understanding the Process (BEUHS550)

Tuesday, 1/29/19; 8:30am-noon 
Tang Ed Center - 1st Floor (2222 Bancroft Way)
Speaker: Mary Kelly, Disability Management

Come and join us for an interactive and informative look into the process of Disability Management. 

This workshop uses scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the interactive process; essential Job functions; reading and analyzing work status notes; the transition back-to-work and effectiveness of accommodation(s) and its documentation;  applicable state and federal laws; University policy related to disability; as well as, return to work and stay at work programs, to mention a few.

We will move through the process of Disability Management from identification of a possible need to the employee’s return to work or other appropriate role.

We will navigate and become familiar with the process and understand the available resources and when to access them.

 Bring with you your burning questions, and a willingness to engage with peer learners within the workshop. We look forward to meeting you!


Departmental Training

Individualized departmental training tailored around any number of disability management topics. If interested, contact Disability Management.

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