Why is this important?
Stress is experienced by many people on a daily basis. The American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Mental Health describe numerous effects of stress on health, including physical health issues such as cardiovascular disease. While all stress is not bad, chronic stress may affect overall health negatively. Learning how to manage the stressors that one experiences is important for good health.
NEW! E.A.S.E. Into Peace of Mind
Being in the present is easy when it feels good - when it soothes our souls and delights our hearts. Unsettling times such as these, times of heightened struggle, angst, sorrow... make being in the present a lot more difficult. And, yet, being here - moment by moment - is more important and useful than ever. Join Heidi Weiker for a practice-based, methods-centric series of sessions on E.A.S.E-ing your body, mind and heart into the present. Each session includes: Engaging in quick, yet powerful movements to release tension and de-stress; Activating deep breathing with guided practices designed to cultivate peace and comfort in our present day; Savoring our moments at hand to free our minds from the past and the future; and Elevating our hearts and spirits with proven uplifting methods for restoration and renewal.
E.A.S.E Into Peace of Mind
Thursdays at 12:15
May 7 to July 23
Release, Relax and Reach
Join Heidi Weiker for Release, Relax and Reach TM a program designed to help you do just that. Participants will discover a brighter and healthier sense of self and well-being.
Each week the class will cover a method/practice for Releasing, Relaxing and Reaching. You will play with re-booting and regenerating, rewiring and remembering, and renewing and reconnecting with what matters. You will share stories, ideas and brainstorm solutions. And you will have the opportunity to create your own authentic and very personalized best practices for the stress and struggles in your life.
Move beyond surviving to thriving with this 8-week class.
Release, Relax and Reach TM
Tuesdays at 1 PM
June 16 through August 11
Gratitude, Compassion, Forgiveness: Meditations on the Heart
Heart-centered meditations are among the most powerful for cultivating positive emotions and deep peace. Certified Yoga Therapist & Meditation Instructor Dawn Miller will lead this 8-week series that combines education and meditation practice on gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness. Results from recent mind-body research on heart-centered practices will be integrated into the course. Each class includes simple seated and standing stretches along with breathing techniques for relaxation to prepare the mind, body and heart for meditation.
Gratitude, Compassion, Forgiveness
Mondays at Noon
June 22 through August 17 (no class July 27)
Building Connection and Communication in the Midst of Stress
Wouldn't it be great to be able to better manage stress in your relationships at work and at home? Learn new and transformative ways to improve response versus reaction, diplomacy and respect, verbal and non verbal communication, and more.
In class you will practice using tools for better success.
Building Connection and Communication
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
April 14 through June 2
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention in the present moment, on purpose and without judgment. Through the use of formal and informal practices we can train our minds and bodies in this kind of awareness.
During this 8 week class, along with your weekly practice, you may notice:
• Reduced blood pressure
• Decreased anxiety
• Increased ability to pay attention
• Increased feelings of well-being
• Increased ability to regulate emotion
Look for a new Mindfulness class in Fall of 2020
Practicing meditation regularly can help reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and improve general wellness leading to greater workplace productivity. Meditation at CWRU is an 8-week class.
Look for a new class in the summer of 2020!
Stress Management & Resilience Training (S.M.A.R.T.)
Learn how to effectively manage stress and improve your overall health and well-being with Stress Management and Resilience Training (S.M.A.R.T.), an 8-week interactive workshop series created by University Hospitals' Connor Integrative Health Network.
Look for this class fall 2020
SelfHelpWorks Stress and Resilience Training
ON-LINE Stress Management
SelfHelpWorks LivingEasy program is a multi-session class which will change the way you think, feel and react to stressful situations.
Read more: LivingEasy Stress & Resiliency Program
To register, follow the prompts on the SelfHelpWorks page of this website.
Individual Counseling through Impact Solutions
All benefits eligible faculty and staff and their families can receive up to five free counseling sessions per occurrence for a variety of issues including:
- Work/life balance
- Marital stress
- Substance abuse
- and more
Contact Impact Solutions at 1-800-227-6007 to request your first session.
Please note that this service covers benefits eligible CWRU faculty and staff, spouses/partners, household members, dependents living in and away from home, even parents and parents-in-law.