Wellbeing

  • 2021 Oct 18

    New Employee Orientation

    Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday until Mon Dec 13 2021 except Mon Aug 09 2021, Mon Aug 23 2021, Mon Sep 06 2021. Also includes Mon Aug 02 2021, Mon Aug 16 2021, Mon Aug 30 2021, Mon Sep 13 2021.
    8:30am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with Harvard’s Coronavirus Guidelines, the University’s New Employee Welcome and Orientation program has changed from being an in-person session to a virtual online session. Please use the links on the right to sign up for an upcoming Orientation session.  A few days before your scheduled session, you will be sent instructions for accessing the online Orientation. If you have already signed up for an upcoming session, no extra steps are required.

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  • 2021 Oct 18

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 20 2021 except Mon Oct 11 2021.
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2021 Oct 18

    The Climate of Compassion for All Beings

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Zoom registration required.

    We are not the only species that lives and loves and grieves on this planet. Janet Gyatso will focus on the phenomenology of being not just among humans but with all other sentient beings. How we can cultivate the capacity to have such experiences, in ways that might reform our ethical and spiritual practices? How might compassion and an understanding toward animals heighten and mirror reciprocal relationships toward each other. What does it mean not only to be...

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  • 2021 Oct 21

    Flexwork Overview for Employees

    Repeats every month on the 21 of October until Thu Oct 21 2021 . Also includes Tue Sep 28 2021, Wed Nov 10 2021.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Harvard’s flexwork guidelines have gone through several iterations to keep them current with the needs of the University and its employees. Now, as we enter a new phase of resuming some familiar practices and experimenting with new ones, Harvard will use flexwork as a dynamic tool both to discover and invent the workplace of the future. The guidelines elaborate on a long-standing practice of flexwork at Harvard, and name emerging questions that will only be resolved over time.

    These sessions are designed to provide a high-level overview of the new policy and updated guidelines...

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  • 2021 Oct 25

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2021 Oct 25

    The Climate of Grief

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Zoom registration required.

    Victoria Chang writes in her New York Times Notable Book of 2020, Obit, “I always knew that grief was something I could smell. But I didn’t know that it’s not actually a noun but a verb. That it moves.” After the deaths of her parents, she refused to write elegies; instead, Chang wrote poetic obituaries of the beautiful, broken world that surrounds her (many see them as love letters). How does poetry illuminate this time of...

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  • 2021 Oct 26

    Mindful Practices for Burnout Relief

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff.

    Prerequisites: Either you have attended an “Introduction to Mindfulness” workshop at Harvard; you have completed “The Basics” course on the Ten Percent Happier app (available for free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff); or you have a well-established personal mindfulness practice. For more info about these prerequisites, visit: hr.harvard.edu/mindfulness.

    Description: The literal definition of “burnout” is this: “The reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing, through use or combustion.” However, as every...

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  • 2021 Oct 28

    Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence 2.0

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff

    Prerequisite: Participation in this workshop is limited to individuals who have already participated in a “Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence” workshop with Paul Fulton at Harvard.

    Description: Participants of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions. This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session.

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  • 2021 Nov 01

    New Employee Orientation

    8:30am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with Harvard’s Coronavirus Guidelines, the University’s New Employee Welcome and Orientation program has changed from being an in-person session to a virtual online session. Please use the links on the right to sign up for an upcoming Orientation session.  A few days before your scheduled session, you will be sent instructions for accessing the online Orientation. If you have already signed up for an upcoming session, no extra steps are required.

    Introduction to the structure...

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  • 2021 Nov 01

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

    ... Read more about Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

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