WorkLife

  • 2018 Nov 15

    Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

    Audience: Beginners...

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  • 2018 Nov 15

    Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA
    Bring your lunch to this in-depth look at how to evaluate a flexible work arrangement proposal based on Harvard's University-wide flexible work guidelines. Nancy Costikyan, the director of Harvard’s Office of Work/Life, will review the essential ingredients of a flex proposal; how to assess your own attitude about workplace flexibility in general and flex for individual employees specifically; how to identify ways to evaluate the success of an arrangement after a trial period; and what to do when employees disclose personal reasons behind the proposal that trigger your emotions or certain... Read more about Evaluating a Flexwork Proposal (University-Wide, Managers Only)
  • 2018 Nov 15

    Boost Your Resilience - Webinar

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Stress is a part of everyday life. Since we can't eliminate it, learning how to recognize the signs of stress overload and boosting our ability to handle stressful situations can help. Understanding our own reactions to issues and planning ways to boost resiliency can help us thrive in the midst of stress.  Join us and learn ways to build your personal resiliency by cultivating a positive attitude, practicing healthy habits and using self-care to stay mindful. Join us for an interactive discussion about:

    • Recognizing stress symptoms to prevent burnout
    • ...
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  • 2018 Nov 19

    Mindful Eating

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, Room 406

    This free course will introduce participants to mindfulness and guide them in three foundational mindfulness practices. They will then apply mindfulness to issues concerning eating, and engage in 3-4 practices to cultivate more awareness around our relationship to food. Participants should leave the session with several concrete suggestions and practices about how to modify their eating behaviors.

    Please note: dried apricots and peanuts will be used during the mindful eating exercise. Participants with food allergies should contact the Office of Work/Life at worklife@harvard....

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  • 2018 Nov 27

    Mindfulness and Anxiety

    10:30am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it, or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance. This workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the...

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  • 2018 Nov 29

    Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

    Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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  • 2018 Dec 03

    Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series: The Kindness Cure

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion, 26 Central St., 2nd floor, Somerville

    The Kindness Cure: Healing Your Heart and World through the Science of Compassion

    Based on her new book, The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau shares some of the recent findings about the science of kindness and compassion; how we can make sustainable changes in our lives, encourage more kindness for clients and organizations we work with, and how to ignite goodwill and generosity for things we stand for in times of hardship and uncertainty. Most of all, you will learn how cultivating kindness brings us profound happiness and joy.

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  • 2018 Dec 04

    Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

    Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner. 

    Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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  • 2018 Dec 11

    Mindful Eating

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, Room 406

    This free course will introduce participants to mindfulness and guide them in three foundational mindfulness practices. They will then apply mindfulness to issues concerning eating, and engage in 3-4 practices to cultivate more awareness around our relationship to food. Participants should leave the session with several concrete suggestions and practices about how to modify their eating behaviors.

    Please note: dried apricots and peanuts will be used during the mindful eating exercise. Participants with food allergies should contact the Office of Work/Life at worklife@harvard....

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  • 2019 Jan 16

    Mindful Eating

    11:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, Room 406

    This free course will introduce participants to mindfulness and guide them in three foundational mindfulness practices. They will then apply mindfulness to issues concerning eating, and engage in 3-4 practices to cultivate more awareness around our relationship to food. Participants should leave the session with several concrete suggestions and practices about how to modify their eating behaviors.

    Please note: dried apricots and peanuts will be used during the mindful eating exercise. Participants with food allergies should contact the Office of Work/Life at worklife@harvard....

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