Wellbeing

2021 Dec 08

Stress Reduction: Self-Care Tools that Can Meet ANY Moment

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

We are all feeling the effects of stress lately (if we weren’t already.) And we know our minds and bodies are responding to this in profound ways. While life is always changing and uncertain, it has taken on another dimension. This session provides an overview on tools available to you at any time to alleviate the stress response, including mindfulness, foundational as part of an effective brain training program. Join us as we explore solutions to help us to meet our lives with calmer and wiser responses, including proven practices to alleviate common feelings of “too much”. Whatever you...

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2021 Nov 09

‘Tis the Season: Practical Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Tis the season for unrealistic expectations, hectic schedules, financial stress, unhealthy habits and unpredictable (or perhaps quite predictable!) family dynamics. The heightened stress of the holiday season impacts 8 out of every 10 Americans, so ask yourself ...is it really “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?” Perhaps your answer is an enthusiastic “yes”, a resounding “no”, or somewhere in between.

Regardless of how you feel about the upcoming holidays, stress levels are higher for most people and this session will help you create a plan for a happy and healthy holiday...

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2021 Oct 13

EAP Overview for Employees

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), KGA, is a free, confidential service that provides counseling and work-life assistance to employees and household members.

Join us for a 15 minute presentation to learn how the EAP can save you stress, time and money by providing support for practical and personal issues.

Click here to learn more and register for this free webinar (HarvardKey protected)

2021 Oct 12

Surviving and Thriving as a New Parent

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

It goes without saying: becoming a new parent is a major life change. Both men and women are at risk of postpartum depression. One in 5 women and 1 in 10 men struggle with postpartum mood disorders. By building support networks, finding ways to communicate needs and expectations, practicing self-care, and setting boundaries, employees can survive and thrive as new parents. In this workshop, employees will create self-care plans to build resilience and strong foundations, learn to set boundaries for family and work obligations, and recognize signs of postpartum depression and how to get...

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2021 Sep 16

Five Techniques for Getting Deep Sleep

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online


Deep Stage 3 sleep, or restorative sleep is the stage of sleep most responsible for mending the wear and tear of daily life and rejuvenating the mind/body. And while the body wants to spend about 20% of the night in stage 3 sleep most people get much less stage 3 sleep. The results are lower levels of energy, more body pain and the experience of waking up feeling less restored. In this presentation you will learn five simple techniques that will help you to get more stage 3 sleep, more energy, less pain and more peace of mind.

Your presenter Rick Clerici, Certified Clinical...

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2021 Sep 14

Re-Entry: What Works When Returning to Campus

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

After navigating difficult months, it is not surprising that over 2/3 of workers say they have concerns about returning to the workplace. This big and long-awaited step towards normalcy is likely to cause mixed emotions. This course will address how to acknowledge your feelings (and those of others), how to cope with change, and how to manage the inevitable uncertainty.

Click here to learn more and register for this free webinar (HarvardKey...

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2021 Sep 01

Intro to EdNavigator: Back-to-School and the Gradual Return to Normal

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

What will back-to-school look like this year? How do I know whether my child's skills are on grade level after a year of pandemic schooling? What information matters most for my child to stay on track?

In this information session, we'll introduce you to EdNavigator, a benefit available to you and your family through Harvard University Office of Work/Life, and offer concrete ways to build understanding of where your child's skills are after an unprecedented year of schooling and keep your child on track this year. We’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A to ensure you walk away with...

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2021 Sep 28

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 14

Flexwork Overview for Managers

Repeats every month on the 14 of October until Thu Oct 14 2021 . Also includes Wed Sep 15 2021, Thu Nov 04 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 will cover information on Harvard’s flexwork policy and guidelines for managers....

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2021 Dec 15

Drop-in Session with Paul Fulton

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.

Anyone wishing to get the most out of their personal mindfulness practice will benefit from checking-in with an expert instructor and other likeminded...

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2021 Dec 01

Mindfulness and Anxiety 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 Anxiety” workshop with Paul Fulton at Harvard.

Description: Participants of Mindfulness and Anxiety 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 03

Mindfulness and Anxiety

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: Occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many people, anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering...

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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 Oct 07

Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

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: Success at work and fulfillment in life may be enhanced when we naturally tap into our emotional intelligence: the ability to monitor one’s own...

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2021 Dec 07

Mindful Parenting (Ages 0 - 10)

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: Bringing mindful attention to our skills as parents increases our capacity to form strong bonds with all the members of the family. This is...

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