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Mindfulness and Compassion 2.0

November 25, 2020
In the introductory “Mindfulness and Compassion” course, participants will have learned to use their mindfulness practice to specifically hone the lens of compassion; “Compassion 2.0” on Dec. 3 will delve further into how these practices can prepare us to lend support to ourselves and those around us. Learn more. Read more about Mindfulness and Compassion 2.0
2020 Dec 09

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Overview for Managers

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers immediate, free, confidential help for all Harvard employees and their household members. You can reach the EAP any day, at any time for personal or work-related concerns about yourself, family, friends or coworkers at 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278). Explore this section for specific ways in which the EAP can help. You can also visit the EAP ...

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2020 Dec 03

Mindfulness and Compassion 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

An essential component of any mindfulness practice is learning to focus on observing both internal and external experiences with a heightened sense of clarity—this prepares the heart and intellect to navigate the demands of work and personal relationships in sincere, effective, and compassionate ways. In the introductory “Mindfulness and Compassion” course, participants will have learned to use their mindfulness practice to specifically hone the lens of compassion; “Compassion 2.0” will delve further into how these practices can prepare us to lend support to ourselves and those around us...

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2020 Dec 15

Navigating the Holidays During Covid-19

10:00am

Location: 

Online

Under normal circumstances, the holiday season can bring several mixed emotions, including anxiety, joy, stress, burnout, excitement, conflict, and/or loneliness. Saying that emotions will be magnified this year is an understatement. Covid- 19 has caused both sudden and gradual shifts in our outlook, routines, relationships, and traditions - all of which demand a new approach to the holiday season.

During this course, we will help you understand (and accept) these unique circumstances. We will discuss how to balance planning with flexibility, values with compromise, and...

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2020 Dec 02

Mindfully Managing Uncertainty 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

The second 60-minute segment will largely be focused on discussion: now that participants have been using the exercises learned in the first segment in their daily lives, what have they found to be useful, and what have they found to be challenging? The instructor will offer additional ways to understand and make the best use of these practices. Pre-requisite: Mindfully Managing Uncertainty; Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Length: 60 minutes.

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2020 Nov 12

“Sharenting”: Protecting your kids’ privacy in our digital world

12:00pm

Location: 

Online

This holiday season, digital technology will take center stage in how we connect and celebrate with our families and friends. Whether it’s bonding over meals and opening gifts virtually, sharing festive social media posts, or gifting “smart” devices, we need to be thinking about how to protect the safety and privacy of our kids online. Leah Plunkett, a faculty member at Harvard Law School, will join us for a lively and eye-opening discussion about “sharenting”: all of the ways that everyday tech choices by parents, grandparents, and other trusted adults impact our kids' privacy and their...

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2020 Nov 04

Harvard University - Mindfully Managing Uncertainty (Pt 1)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that things in life are never certain—or at least never as certain as we’d like them to be. And while we can typically handle uncertainty when it comes along in small doses, exceptionally disruptive events can leave us feeling isolated, anxious, and overwhelmed.

This program begins with an exploration of the basic principles and practices of mindfulness. Using techniques of mindfulness, participants will learn to effectively examine and regulate fast-moving streams of information from without—such as news reports, work demands...

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Bike Touring - Routes, Resources and Recommendations Virtual Workshop

October 21, 2020

Are you ready to take your bike out? CommuterChoice is announcing some more socially-distanced and at-home activities during the pandemic. Please remember to practice your local social distancing guidelines if you are going out for a walk, bike or jog. Click here to join this free online workshop on Oct. 28!

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