As we transition back to full time on campus, the Wellness Program is offering a variety of resources, including some one time Zoom sessions, to help faculty and staff better manage their work life balance.
Working on Campus During COVID: A Community Conversation
Gain insights about managing the stress of the fall term by brainstorming with the Wellness Team as well as fellow faculty and staff for this month's community conversation.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:00-3:45 pm
Take Advantage of EAP Resources
For personalized assistance dealing with the transition back to work in person, or with other mental health needs, don't forget Impact Solutions.
CWRU offers Impact Solutions, our Employee Assistance Program, to all benefits eligible faculty and staff and their families at no charge!
Managing Change Effectively
Join this one hour, one time webinar to change your beliefs from “Limiting" to “Empowering."
In this session from our EAP Providers Impact Solutions, learn:
- The normal reactions to change
- How the feelings that bubble up with change can affect individuals as well as groups.
- How to process change for effective growth
Managing Change Effectively took place on Wednesday, June 9.
Watch the recording!
Preparing to Return to Campus Infographic
Back to Campus Infographic
Resources from Dr. Lisa Damour
1. Visit Dr Damour's Website which includes great articles like her recent "Parenting when Shocked" submission from January 7.
2. Listen to ASK LISA: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PARENTING
Friend of the Wellness Program, Lisa Damour has a new podcast which gives parents the tools they need to navigate parenting in a pandemic. With journalist Reena Ninan, Damour tackles parents' timely and timeless questions about the challenges that come with raising children and teenagers. Ask Lisa is available at Apple, Spotify, and most podcast platforms. New episodes release each Tuesday.
Some of the Wellness Team's favorite episodes:
3. Download a Dr Damour One Sheet:
4. Read One of Dr Damour's Excellent Articles:
- 8.25.20 New York Times: The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens' Emotional Well-Being
- 8.26.20 Education Week: How Can Teachers Buffer Student Stress from COVID-19: Ordinary Magic
Day of Remembrance Resources
On May 7, 2021, the University offered a Day of Remembrance as a way to appreciate what we have lost during the pandemic and what we need to do to move forward.
The Wellness team shares these two recorded resources from the day.
Learn about the many MENTAL HEALTH resources for faculty and staff and their managers.
Or view (and print) our 2021 Infograph.
April Sleep Challenge
Sign up for this 4-week challenge, which will help you focus on and improve your sleep. Each week, participants will be given a specific healthy sleep behavior to focus on for that week, such as engaging in a body scan meditation before going to sleep each night. Prizes are available to those who send in their sleep chart to Mary Ann each week. Learn more about good sleep and focus on small changes you can make to sleep better, and feel better.
Those who send in weekly sleep logs will be eligible for a variety of wellness-related prizes!
The April Sleep challenge starts on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Our 2020 Pandemic and Election Stress Response
The Wellness Team has worked hard to support faculty and staff in 2020.
Financial Well-being Resources
Our financial wellness instructor, Karen Braun, offers this great primer on taking care of your financial health during this remote work period.
Karen's suggested online resources for more information during the Covid-19 crisis:
Wellness Program Note
During this period of transition, the Wellness Program is continuing to offer our classes via Zoom Meetings. While we prefer that you attend at the class time, so that you can take part in discussion, ask questions, etc., we understand that your schedule is complicated. So all registrants will receive a video after the class. After viewing the video, participants will be able to sign the attendance sheet for that class. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ann.