Register to Attend Wellness Webinars in August and September
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University Human Resources will offer a slate of wellness webinars for staff and faculty in August and September. The webinars will focus on a variety of topics, from the benefits of walking to making healthy food choices when you’re busy. Three webinars will take place Sept. 19, one of our designated wellness days for the 2023-24 academic year. We especially want to encourage employees to attend at least one wellness session that day.
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will present all the webinars below, except for Self-Care vs. After Care, which will be led by Marcy Bullock, director of the NC State Career Center. Registration is not required for Self-Care vs. After Care, and it will be presented twice in September. The links to access that webinar are below.
Registration is required to attend the FASAP webinars. To register for a webinar, click the registration link that accompanies that webinar.
Using Kindness To Achieve Personal Success and Happiness
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31, noon-1 p.m.
Kindness is an admirable aspiration for anyone, and it can also be an effective way to achieve success. By being concerned about others, we can build relationships and gain support. Serving others can help us be happier about ourselves. Kindness can be more than the right thing to do; it can be a path to success and happiness.
Sept. 19: Wellness Day Webinars
Relaxation, Micro-Moments and Winding-Down Techniques
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9-10 a.m.
The problem with most attempts to adopt stress-management or self-care routines is that they require time, effort and planning. The reality for many people who have stressful jobs is that by the end of the day they’re too physically exhausted and mentally depleted to initiate activities commonly recommended to reduce stress in their lives. The trick is to intervene via multiple “micro-moments” of relaxation or mindful practices that only take 15 to 60 seconds. These moments of relaxation help bring stress levels down during the workday and interrupt the steady escalation of stress that creates physical and mental exhaustion. The session also will address simple winding-down routines that can end the day in a calming, mindful way.
Self-Care vs. After Care
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1:45-2:30 p.m.
Link to join session: Zoom
Have you felt overwhelmed, anxious or stressed lately? Do you struggle to set personal and professional boundaries? Do you struggle to ask for support when you are overcapacity? If you said yes to any of these questions, you will benefit from this live interactive webinar.
Walking for Mental Health
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 3-4 p.m.
Walking is a common source of exercise for many people, and it has well-recognized physical health benefits. But did you know walking offers mental health benefits that are available to anyone who walks for any reason? This session will look at the benefits of meditative walking, walking in nature and labyrinth walking. Participants will review ideas for getting started with all these types of walks. The possible benefits of walking barefoot in grass, known as “grounding,” will also be presented.
Additional Wellness Webinars in September
Deskercise! Taking Care of Your Body During the Workday
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10-11 a.m.
Have you ever felt tired and sluggish at work? Do you notice tension in your neck and back pain in the middle of your workday? Spending many of our waking hours sitting at a desk can lead to health consequences. However, it can be difficult to find time to exercise. This training will discuss the importance of not being completely sedentary all day and will review practical, easy ways to take care of your body while working a desk job.
Healthy Food Choices on the Go
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-4 p.m.
Don’t let changes in your normal routine cause you to fall off track with good nutrition. Whether you travel frequently, pack meals to bring to work or spend a lot of time in your car, Healthy Food Choices on the Go will help you identify opportunities to improve your food choices no matter your situation.
Self-Care vs. After Care
Friday, Sept. 22, 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Link to join session: Zoom
Have you felt overwhelmed, anxious or stressed lately? Do you struggle to set personal and professional boundaries? Do you struggle to ask for support when you are over capacity? If you said yes to any of these questions, you will benefit from this live interactive webinar.