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.
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 Noon
September 29 through November 17
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
Thursdays at Noon
September 17 through November 5
Meditation 1.0 (Fundamentals of Meditation)
If you’re new to meditation or want to refresh your practice, join us for this 8-week class in the fundamentals of meditation. Benefits of a consistent meditation practice include improved sleep, lower blood pressure, and reduced stress response. This series will include discussions of research on meditation and neuroscience along with practical tips for starting and sustaining your practice. Participants will learn and practice multiple approaches to meditating including mantra, affirmation, mindful awareness, and loving kindness.
Mondays at 12:30 PM
September 14 through November 9 (no class October 12)
Participate with the Week 2 recording!
NEW! The Work Happiness Method TM
In the 8-week series, offered by Stella Grizont, world-renowned positive psychology expert, executive coach and speaker, will include weekly live training sessions, pre and post series assessments, weekly cheat-sheets, access to the recordings, and gentle email and text reminders to help participants stay on track.
Weekly Session Topics:
September 15: Resilience // How to Master Your Mind and Mood
September 22: Clarity // How to Create Your Career Vision, Here and Now
September 29: Purpose // How to Make Conscious Decisions Everyday That Align With Your Values
October 6: Healthy Boundaries // How to Manage Your Time and Relationships With Resilience So You Can Prevent Burnout
October 13: Courage // How to Ask For What You Need
October 20: Validation // How to Get the Recognition You Deserve
October 27: Play // How to Deal With Fear and Uncertainty
November 3: Focus // How to Set Prioritize, and Stick With Your Goals
The Work Happiness MethodTM
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
September 15 to November 5
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
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
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
Look for a new series in the Winter of 2021
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.