During our transition back to full time and hybrid work 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.
Join the Wellness Team in our monthly Community Conversation. We will spend time together discussing a specific topic focused on health and well-being for ourselves and within the university. Please consider attending to lend your voice to the conversation, forge stronger ties with other faculty and staff, and expand your individual and collective well-being.
Attend this month's event to learn a bit about appreciative joy and expand your connections with others on campus.
Registration Available Now - For August 16th session from 3-3:45 pm
How to Stay Sane, Resilient and Positive During Uncertain Times
The pandemic and uncertainty of what’s to come can easily leave one feeling anxious, depressed, scattered, and lonely. This can affect how we show up at work and in our personal lives. While it may feel chaotic, the good news is that each of us has more control than we think. By using simple evidence-based techniques, you can bolster your resilience, positivity, and sense of togetherness even amidst change.
Positive psychology expert and executive coach, Stella Grizont, presented an interactive webinar to learn how to not just cope, but thrive through uncertain times.
Living in Uncertainty
Watch the recording of this webinar, offered on October 12, 2021 to CWRU faculty and staff from our partners at Impact Solutions.
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.
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.
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 Zach.