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December 2021

Virtual Mindful Monday Meditation

Monday, December 6, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15 pm on Monday, repeating until December 20, 2021

Take advantage of self-compassion meditation sessions provided by School of Medicine and dedicate time to self-nurture. Mindfulness and self-compassion meditations assist with stress reduction, mental flexibility and even resilience. Sessions are 30-minutes every Monday led by Jonny Gerkin. To register, please contact Jonny Gerkin.

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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2021

Take advantage of self-compassion meditation sessions provided by School of Medicine and dedicate time to self-nurture. Mindfulness and self-compassion meditations assist with stress reduction, mental flexibility and even resilience. Each session is approximately 20-25 minutes in length. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. led by Bree Kalb To register, please contact Jennifer Tauber

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Managing Personal Finances

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are money issues causing you to worry and stress? Do you buy items, even if you don’t need them, just because they are on sale and you know you are “saving money?” Do you pay only the minimum balance on your credit cards? Is debt mounting in your life to the point where you don’t know what to do about it? Do you wish you were saving more money? Money is a huge stressor for many people, but it doesn’t…

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Virtual Mindful Monday Meditation

Monday, December 13, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15 pm on Monday, repeating until December 20, 2021

Take advantage of self-compassion meditation sessions provided by School of Medicine and dedicate time to self-nurture. Mindfulness and self-compassion meditations assist with stress reduction, mental flexibility and even resilience. Sessions are 30-minutes every Monday led by Jonny Gerkin. To register, please contact Jonny Gerkin.

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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2021

Take advantage of self-compassion meditation sessions provided by School of Medicine and dedicate time to self-nurture. Mindfulness and self-compassion meditations assist with stress reduction, mental flexibility and even resilience. Each session is approximately 20-25 minutes in length. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. led by Bree Kalb To register, please contact Jennifer Tauber

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Virtual Mindful Monday Meditation

Monday, December 20, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:15 pm on Monday, repeating until December 20, 2021

Take advantage of self-compassion meditation sessions provided by School of Medicine and dedicate time to self-nurture. Mindfulness and self-compassion meditations assist with stress reduction, mental flexibility and even resilience. Sessions are 30-minutes every Monday led by Jonny Gerkin. To register, please contact Jonny Gerkin.

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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2021

Take advantage of self-compassion meditation sessions provided by School of Medicine and dedicate time to self-nurture. Mindfulness and self-compassion meditations assist with stress reduction, mental flexibility and even resilience. Each session is approximately 20-25 minutes in length. Tuesdays at 4 p.m. led by Bree Kalb To register, please contact Jennifer Tauber

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January 2022

Being Adaptive in an Ever Changing World

January 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Because we’ve always done it like that,” may not be the best answer to, “Why do we do the things we do?” In our ever-changing world, we are seeing shifts in our markets and economies, our cultural norms, our behaviors, and ourselves. Now is the time to thrive by learning how to be adaptive and to be consistently able to change yourself to accommodate and maximize the benefits of change. Workshop Objectives: By the end of this workshop, you will:…

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Balancing Work and Life

January 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Using the philosophy that “those who are happy at home perform better on the job,” this workshop was developed for those who feel burdened with too many responsibilities and without enough time for personal enjoyment. This workshop will help participants explore and define home responsibilities, identify career requirements and prioritize leisure time. The resulting better balance will help achieve more in one’s career and at home. Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify…

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Happiness: A Key to Life’s Satisfaction

January 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Why do some people seem happy and others just seem miserable all the time? Science suggests that each person has a range in their capacity to experience happiness and that range is different for each person. However, it is possible to live our lives in the upper end of that range if we apply ourselves and follow certain principles. There is no one key to happiness but a set of principles that are critical to follow. This training incorporates a…

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February 2022

Loving…YOU!: The Art of Self-acceptance

February 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Somewhere along the way, many of us have replaced our positive self-regard with a critical voice.  Like a shadow, it hovers at our side, reminding us of our flaws and our unworthiness. To live a fulfilling, serene, happy life, we must learn to love and accept ourselves, flaws and all. This workshop covers the basics of self-acceptance, factors that contribute to a poor self-image and practical tips for loving yourself unconditionally. Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you…

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Gratitude: A Skill for Happier Living

February 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gratitude is a skill anyone can learn as an alternative to regret and fear. We can focus on the positive elements of our lives with a few simple practices. Providing sincere compliments can help us build relationships and be grateful for others. Rather than being grateful because we “ought to,” we can choose gratitude as a way of looking forward to each day. Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand the benefits of…

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Unconscious Bias

February 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We all hold biases we aren’t aware of. Many of these biases are necessary to make quick decisions as we go about our day—which street to avoid when driving or walking, what to do when we see an animal on a hike, what financial institution to bank with. While these biases aid us in making these decisions, they can also leave out part of the story, leading to a society where everyone is operating from their own viewpoint. This workshop…

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March 2022

Sleep: An Essential Component of Health and Well-Being

March 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the past five years, it has been routinely reported by researchers and the media alike that Americans are notoriously sleep deprived. There are numerous reasons why this may be the case. Yet while many people look towards improving their health via diet, exercise and ceasing bad consumption habits (e.g., junk food, cigarettes), sleep is often overlooked—or is it? Sleep medications will surpass $5 billion in annual sales within the next year. Apparently not only are Americans having difficulty getting…

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

March 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

No matter what your financial situation is, everyone looks for ways to cut down their grocery bills. Don’t let the idea that healthy food is expensive keep you from striving for a balanced diet. Take some time to learn new strategies to stick to your budget while enjoying healthy, nutritious foods. Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop you will be able to: • Identify barriers in your life that may be preventing you from purchasing nutritious foods •…

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April 2022

Financial Planning for Life

April 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Financial goals are the specific long- and short-term objectives to be attained through financial planning and management efforts. Among personal financial goals are things such as: 1) financial security 2) travel 3) education planning 4) retirement planning and 5 ) estate planning. Being able to succeed in reaching these goals requires a structure and plan with appropriate milestones, along with the ability to make adjustments along the way. Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able…

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Paying Off Debt While Building Wealth

April 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In difficult economic times, many people are struggling to just keep up with monthly bills, let alone make progress on debt repayment. What suffers most is contributing to savings and investing goals. This session will focus on developing financial plans and strategies to address the dual goals of having a plan for paying off debt, while also contributing to building personal wealth. This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical techniques that can help you…

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Managing Staff Through Stressful Situations

April 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When facing heightened stress, employees react in diverse ways. For some, stress leads to a dropoff in performance, lowered morale or emotional outbursts. For others, high-pressure, stressful situations actually become an opportunity to shine. As a a manager, it’s difficult to anticipate the multitude of reactions you’re likely to observe during times of stress, and even harder to be equipped with the tools to handle them all. This workshop helps you plan for the expected and the unexpected and provides…

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May 2022

Mental Health Awareness

May 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At one time or another, everyone experiences symptoms of mental illness. Too frequently the response to such symptoms in the workplace is confusion, fear, judgment, avoidance and outright rejection. This leads to a worsening of symptoms and a deterioration of performance. This training is designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to promote ways of supporting one another in the workplace. The session will address signs and symptoms of distress and effective ways of providing support for…

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Using Guided Imagery for Wellness and Stress Reduction

May 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guided imagery helps people mentally focus on pleasant images that encourage feelings of relaxation, utilizing the connection between body and mind. A person can call on mental images to improve emotional health. This workshop looks at how guided imagery can help with stress and mental well-being. It also includes a pair of guided imagery experiences. Workshop Objectives By the end of this workshop, you will: • Know what guided imagery is • Understand the benefits of guided imagery • Be…

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Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life

May 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience. In many ways people are largely unaware of our present moment, and often operate on “auto-pilot” to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation. Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment we automatically begin…

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Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback

May 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Certain individuals appear to succeed against all odds. Despite severe hardships such as living through war, witnessing the death of a loved one, having a chronic illness, being a victim of abuse or dealing with unemployment, certain people not only adapt but actually thrive. These people possess a quality known as “resilience.” This workshop will examine the characteristics of resilience and discover ways to introduce greater resilience into our lives. Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will…

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June 2022

Laughter, humor and play to reduce stress

June 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professional comedians shouldn’t be the only people to use smiling, laughter, humor and play as part of their daily routine. These skills are valuable for everyone. A good smile has long been a key tool for anyone who needs to influence others. Laughter is now shown to improve our pain tolerance. Humor and play can be the building blocks of problem-solving. Together they can improve our happiness and effectiveness. Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be…

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Emotional Intelligence

June 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to re-acting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall. Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop,…

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