WorkLife

2022 Jun 14

Becoming a Better Ally

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Online

Presented by Gary Cormier

An ally is a trusted force for good – being an ally is more than being sympathetic towards those who experience discrimination – it’s more than believing in equality – it’s being willing to act with and for others in pursuit of ending oppression and creating equality. The session includes five important steps one can take to be a better ally toward those from underrepresented communities.

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2022 May 18

Mental Health Reset: 5 Top Tips for Better Well-being

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online

Presented by Fatimah Finney, KGA partner

Are you doing your best and still not feeling your best? Mental Health is essential to overall health and this webinar will provide strategies to identify and improve areas of mental disruption. Through personal reflection and practical techniques, you’ll leave with an action plan for creating sustainable self-care practices.

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2022 Apr 12

Shutting Down: Boundaries for Our Work

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Online

Presented by Cally Ritter, KGA partner

We’re not just working longer hours; our work has now invaded our personal spaces and our personal time. Whether working from home, hybrid or on-site, many people are finding it difficult to step out of work mode and enjoy their personal time. This session explores concrete strategies for creating boundaries with our work. We’ll review pre and post work rituals, transition rituals and social supports for containing work creep and regaining our ability to have personal space and time.

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2022 Mar 16

Coping with Feelings of Loss Around Covid-19

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Online

Presented by Gail Parsons, with KGA.

It has been two years since the pandemic shut down our country. We have experienced a lot of loss. Loss of loved ones. Loss of human contact. Loss of safety. Loss of freedom. Loss of stability. Loss of routine. This course will address how (and why) to acknowledge your feelings, strategies to manage them, and how to find meaning in response to this challenging time.

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2022 Feb 15

Managing Your Debt

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Presented by Jimmy Beck, with KGA.

This session focuses on the best strategies for repaying consumer debts and creating sustainable spending behaviors to build savings.

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2022 May 25

Mindful Parenting (Age 0-10)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Bringing mindful attention to our skills as parents increases our capacity to form strong bonds with all the members of the family. This is because the practice of mindfulness cultivates the conditions of openness and receptivity in which communication and emotional connection naturally flourish. In this workshop, participants will learn about becoming more mindful people as well as more mindful parents, able to navigate the inevitable waves of joy and frustration that accompany every parent’s experience with a greater sense of ease. This session will focus on the age groups 0-10....

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2022 May 19

Mindfully Caring for Elders

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Our parents, older relatives, and other elders in our lives provide a rich source of wisdom, comfort, companionship, and connectedness with our history. But there are also times when the challenges of caring for an individual entering the later stages of life can seem anything but joyous. And if we are simultaneously caring for our own children—especially in exceptional circumstances, when resources are limited, routines are disrupted, and uncertainty abounds—then the strain may become difficult to manage. Tara Healey teaches us mindfulness practice to respond to the challenges of caring...

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2022 May 10

Mindful Communication - Speaking and Listening with Awareness

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Daily conversations can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

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...

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2022 Apr 27

Facing and Feeling Grief with Mindful Awareness

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Losing a loved one, a job or a relationship can leave us feeling aimless, confused and heartbroken—to the point where it becomes difficult to focus on daily needs. It is possible, however, to learn to face grief by allowing ourselves to feel it—instead of turning away. Mindfulness practice provides the steady footing needed to explore how grief shows up in our lives, and experiment with letting it go when our focus needs to be elsewhere. We will strengthen the ability to make room for difficult feelings, without becoming consumed by them. As a result, the natural process of grieving will...

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2022 Apr 12

Mindfulness Practices for Burnout Relief

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

The literal definition of “burnout” is this: “The reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing, through use or combustion.” However, as every individual knows, burnout is not just a scientific phenomenon—it’s what happens when inner resources become depleted, and no spark is left to start them up again. It’s no surprise this should sometimes be the case when daily work life and family life collide in what feels like a persistent energy burn, and the path towards refilling one’s supply of resilience is not always clear. In this training, we will explore how the essential foundations of...

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2022 Mar 30

Mindfulness and Anxiety

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many people, anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distraction or avoidance, but these efforts provide 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 free workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the experience of anxiety...

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2022 Mar 15

Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

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 feelings and those of others and to allow this knowledge to guide our speech and actions. Self-awareness, the ability to recognize and work with difficult emotions, and the cultivation of empathy for others are all skills critical for high performance in life’s various arenas. The good news is that we have the capacity to train the mind to engage in ways that are more patient, alert, and productive. This session will present a brief introduction...

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