Getting a Good Night's Sleep: Rest, Resiliency, and the Art of Digital Detox

2 Apr 2019 - 7:00pm
Memorial Union, Sun Room

You are invited to join us as we explore rest, resiliency, and minfulness with Brian Luke Seaward!

Over 50% of Americans claim to suffer from poor quality of sleep, which often translates into poor work habits, poor communication skills, compromised relationships, and compromised health.  Brian Luke Seaward will outline the connections between good health and resiliency as well as the connections between stress, screen addictions, and poor sleep. He also offers suggestions for how to improve the quality of one’s sleep. Seaward served for 25 years on the faculty of the University of Colorado Consortium for Public Health. He is currently a faculty member of The Graduate Institute and Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute. His many books include The Art of Calm, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, and Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water. See more on Luke here.

Brian Luke Seaward is a pioneer in the fields of mind-body-spirit healing and speaks frequently on the relationship between relaxation and stress-management and physical health. He offers workshops on employee wellness and health promotion in corporate boardrooms, on military bases, for medical seminars, and at universities. He is also the author of the college textbook Managing Stress, which is in its 9th edition.

Join us Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Union, Sun Room. Reception and book signing to follow presentation.

CoSponsored by ISU WellBeing, Student Wellness, and Committees on Lectures


Can't make it Tuesday evening? Join Luke Wednesday afternoon or evening for more on resiliency and mindfulness.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

The average person encounters thousands of interruptions and distractions daily. Most get sidetracked losing valuable time and energy for both work and personal life. Others have adopted the secret of mindfulness and have learned to navigate these distractions and remain productive and healthy regarding concentration skills and quality sleep. This presentation examines the concept of mindfulness, explores the science behind neuroplasticity, and concludes with several mindfulness exercises to help you harness your concentration skills for better work performance and optimal health. Take some time to learn the simple steps of mindfulness that help promote a sense of inner peace in everyday life and incorporate these into your life for optimal wellbeing.

Wednesday, April 3 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Carver Auditorium, Room 0001


Conversations with Luke Seaward

Want some more time to just visit and share? Join us in the Library, Room 198 on Wednesday evening for an informal sharing and insights opportunity with Luke. No presentation will be provided. Truly an opportunity to connect in person and discuss (and experience) coping skills!

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Parks Library, Room 198