Personal Development On Campus
The Campus Wellness Committee promotes and supports an increased awareness and practice of a healthy lifestyle for the university’s faculty, staff, and students. A variety of educational sessions are offered. With the current COVID-19 restrictions, all spring education sessions will be conducted live online. Use the buttons below to learn more about upcoming events.
2020 Fall Webinars
Immunity Boost with Nutrition and Exercise
As we move into the flu season, take time now to learn ways you can boost your immunity. Co-presented by Ms. Valerie Houghton, Aramark Dietitian and Mr. Shawn Phippen, Campus Recreation Director.
This interactive webinar will share tips on
- Immune supporting nutrients
- Practical tips for incorporating nutrient dense foods into daily life
- How exercise affects your immune system.
- Practical tips for incorporating physical activity into our daily life
Brain Boost with Nutrition & Mindfulness
Session topics include:
- Research on brain health and nutrition
- Connection between nutrients and stress
- Evidence supporting supplements
- Effects of meditation and mindfulness
Switching Off - Preventing Digital Burnout
The modern working world is driven by rapid advancement in technological growth.
This interactive webinar will share tips on:
- Understand the psychological impact of being switched on 24/7
- Learn simple strategies to unplug digitally and mentally for a healthier and happier life
- Discover practical ways to reclaim a sense of work-life balance and address existing habits
Disrupting Negative Thoughts
Are negative thoughts normal? Yes. It is not the negative thoughts themselves that are the issue, but rather the importance that we give the negative thoughts that causes the problem.Participants will be able to:
- Identify the symptoms and causes of negative thoughts
- Apply strategies to disrupt negative thoughts
- Understand when additional help is needed
- Discuss the types of help available
2020 Summer Webinars
BUILDING RESILIENT MUSCLES
The foundation of resilience lies in building five muscles, three are specific skills and two are personal choices that are consistently chosen. The key to resilience is understanding yourself and your personal operating system and identifying the mental obstacles (thoughts, feelings and attitudes) that get in your way. Participants will focus on five muscles: accepting personal accountability, developing a belief system that encourages and supports success, accurately and objectively assess your moods and blind spots, perfect your deep breathing technique and curate curiosity to view situations from different angles.
Recording: Click HERE
MAXIMIZING YOUR DAY
Often the day seems to fly by without one having accomplished a thing on one’s to-do list. If time management was so easy to accomplish on one’s own, then why do we feel so overwhelmed? This session will provide a basic explanation of the time management process and the characteristics of effective time managers. It will discuss the importance of prioritizing important events, and explore the role of delegation and communicating delegation requests with others. Time management is a learned skill. It requires self-discipline and a desire to become conscious of how one manages one’s daily activities.
MENTAL HEALTH: RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND FOR EMPLOYEES
We all have a role to play in helping to normalize conversations around mental health and contribute towards a respectful and supportive work environment where colleagues feel able to share concerns in an open way. As such, it is important that every employee has the confidence and competence to recognize if a colleague is behaving in a concerning way and know how to intervene in an appropriate and effective way, taking every opportunity to bring this subject out in the open and commit to making a difference. This seminar will help equip attendees with the knowledge to be a supportive colleague able to recognize signs of concern and respond appropriately.
Recording: MENTAL HEALTH: RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SUCCESS
Recognizing feelings in oneself and others, managing emotions, and balancing thoughts and feelings are beneficial traits to have. These traits are associated with emotional intelligence (EI) and can improve the chances of leading a successful life. The session will examine the impact of emotional intelligence on one’s life. Participants will learn that by recognizing the feelings of family members and co-workers, and responding in a balanced, rational way, they can improve relationships and collaborate more effectively. The session also examines new brain research on emotions and the battle between the emotional and the thinking brain.
Recording: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SUCCESS
EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT
Working under excessive pressure for a prolonged period of time can result in chronic stress and have a significant adverse impact on our mental and physical health. Without understanding the stress response, it can be difficult to develop healthy coping strategies to help us tackle stress in an effective way, leaving the stress hormones running riot around our minds and bodies.
Recording: EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT