Live Events: July 5- July 9

4 Jul 2021


Monday, July 5th: 

        No programming - University holiday

Tuesday, July 6:

         ISU WellBeing: Mid-Morning Mindfulness  | 10:00 - 10:15 am  

There is no better way to stay focused and productive when all around you is a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness. Join your colleagues and the ISU WellBeing team, and special guests, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a simple 15-minute mindfulness experience. For more information, click here   

         Mindspring Mental Health Alliance Webinar: COVID Trauma | 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people’s mental health. How do we heal from its impact?  This seminar explores what trauma is and how Covid trauma impacted us. Discover practical steps to start the healing process in this one-hour session. For more information and to register, click here

Wednesday, July 7:

         Unlock the Powers of Mindfulness and Compassion During Tough Transitions | 10:00 - 11:00 am 

As we navigate back to a vaguely familiar way of life, it is important to practice self-compassion and mindfulness. Understand why beating yourself up is counter-productive and learn simple techniques for practicing self-compassion during these times of transition. Join ISU's EAP vendor Employee & Family Resources for this free webinar. For more information and to register, click here

         Mindspring Mental Health Alliance Webinar: Understanding Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder | 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder is an eating disorder characterized by very selective eating habits, a disturbance in eating patterns, or both. Separate myths and facts and explore the signs and symptoms, prevalence, and treatment of this often-misunderstood diagnosis. Learn practical tips to manage symptoms and support loved ones in this one-hour session. For more information and to register, click here

         ISU WorkLife Connections: |  2:30 - 3:00 pm

We want to connect with you! Every Wednesday join your WorkLife at ISU team, or special guest, in a conversation on work-life balance. Each week we will share information on  staying well and connecting with other ISU employees both at work and at home. For more information about and to join the conversation, click here. 

Today's session: Iowa State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Overview  Maintaining work-life balance can be stressful. Iowa State’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a variety of counseling, consultation services, resources, and coaching benefits for employees and their immediate family members to help with small concerns, big problems, and everything in between. EAP benefits are available to all benefit eligible ISU employees (Faculty, Professional & Scientific, Merit and Pre/Post-Doctoral), as well as their immediate family members. EAP services are free, confidential, and available 24/7/365.  Some services available include free counseling services, life coaching, referrals to child and elder care resources, identity theft resources and many more! Join Dave Bent from EFR- Employee & Family Resources (ISU’s EAP vendor) and get an overview of the services and resources available.

Thursday, July 8: 

         ISU WellBeing: Mid-Morning Mindfulness | 10:00 - 10:15 am  

There is no better way to stay focused and productive when all around you is a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness. Join your colleagues and the ISU WellBeing team, and special guests, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a simple 15-minute mindfulness experience. For more information, click here.

ISU WellBeing: Everyday Inspirations | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join the ISU WellBeing team every Thursday through August 12 for open-ended listening/sharing sessions for employees to socialize, connect and informally discuss challenges and successes impacting both professional and personal lives. To register, click here

Friday, July 9: 

         ISU WellBeing - Walk and Talk | Virtual at 12:10 pm

ISU WellBeing is committed to creating a walking community (even virtually) for ISU employees. Summer in Iowa is here and it’s time to get outside, move and re-connect! Whether you are on campus or at a non-campus location we welcome you to join us for our summer season of Friday Walk and Talks now until August 13. Walk with us, the ISU WorkLife and WellBeing Team, and your colleagues via Webex every Friday at 12:10 pm for 20-minutes from your own location. Or, if you have transitioned back to campus, we have a small group on campus too. You can meet us in front of Beardshear at 12:10 pm and walk with others on our beautiful ISU campus. Masks on or off, all are welcome- Join us via Webex! For more information and resources for walking on campus, click here


        Thursday July 15th: The Art of Active Listening and Communication | 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Effective communication provides the foundation for success and learning in every organization. Without it, employees and teams become ineffective due to confusion and misinterpretation. In some cases, conflict can bring productivity to a screeching halt. Participants will learn to identify barriers to effective communication, explore their personal communication style, and learn to apply give key principles of more effective interaction. The session utilizes a wide variety of facilitation approaches, including lecture, group exercises and discussion, case scenarios, and skill-building tools for success that can be put to work long after the course ends. To register, visit LEARN@ISU

Pathways to Fall: Friday July 16, Thursday July 22, Wednesday July 28, Tuesday August 3 and Monday August 9 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Tents outside Beardshear Hall

ISU WorkLife will be hosting Pathways to Fall gatherings throughout July and August to celebrate a safe transition to fall, share WorkLife resources and connect with all of you! You can expect fun giveaways, complimentary chair massages, bottled water and snacks, music, programming information and more! Bring your Adventure2 hand sanitizer bottle or another small refillable bottle to stock up on sanitizer. ISU WellBeing staff and your WellBeing Champions will be available to speak with you about our summer and fall programming. Childcare and Family Services staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on your family needs and upcoming programming. We would love to hear your experiences and input to help us better serve the needs of campus as we transition into fall.


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