Workshops, Presentations & Screenings – Spring 2017

Sleep for Health

Sleep is an essential component for maintaining good health. Sleep helps restore both the body and mind. Lack of sleep contributes to higher levels of stress, irritability, lack of concentration, and even weight gain. This seminar will review the different phases of sleep (REM and non- REM) and describe common sleep problems or forms of insomnia. There can be many causes of sleep disturbance but the most frequent cause is worry and anxiety. This seminar will also outline what you can do to help prevent sleep disturbance and how best to handle the problem once you have gone to bed.
Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

To register for this workshop please RSVP.


To go organic or not to go organic?

Thinking about going organic because you hear it may be healthier for you but you are unsure if this is really true? Worried about the cost? This session will address the pros and cons of going organic.
Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

To register for this workshop please RSVP.


Top 10 immune boosting food: Simple steps to robust health

A healthy immune system is the key to fighting sickness during times of stress and family colds. This session looks at the stress response, the effects it has on the body and the top 10 foods you can eat daily that will help you reduce your chances of sickness during these times.
Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

To register for this workshop please RSVP.


Workshops & Presentations – Fall 2016

Parenting Your Teen: Managing Conflict-Problem Solving

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Conflict between parents and teenagers is a fact of life. In this workshop, parents explore ways to help their teens resolve conflicts and establish guidelines for acceptable behavior. The goal is for teens to become mature young adults, capable of making good decisions independently to manage their lives in appropriate, autonomous ways. Sponsored by our EAP, E4 Health.

Preventing Burnout: A Balanced Life Check-up

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Fuller Conference Room, 4th Floor Goddard Library, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The first step to preventing burnout in your personal and professional life is to identify its signs and symptoms. In this interactive session, you will learn how to detect burnout triggers and discover ways to regain enthusiasm and life balance-including pacing yourself at work and at home and becoming more conscious of your needs and motivators. Getting in touch with your physical and emotional needs will enhance your ability to maintain high performance without costing you your health. Presented by E4 Health.

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Monday, October 3, 2016
Grace Conference Room, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Participants will learn simple tips on how to pack a healthy lunch for work or for school. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Workplace Exercise

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Fuller Conference Room, 4th floor Goddard Library, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn how to do simple exercises throughout the day to keep your neck and back healthy. This interactive one-hour presentation teaches participants how to incorporate exercise at their desk or at the workplace. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Balancing Work and Personal Life

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Most of us take on an unreasonable number of work tasks and social obligations that leave us feeling frustrated, exhausted and spread thin, rather than fulfilled. To create a more healthy and realistic worklife balance, we must honestly examine both our personal and professional values, goals and interests. This workshop will prompt you to think about your priorities and, through guided activities, help you gain a clearer picture of how you would optimally allocate your time. You will also learn techniques such as asserting boundaries, time management and delegating responsibility, that contribute to a much saner, well-balanced lifestyle. Presented by E4Health

Holistic Health Fair

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Tilton Hall, 11a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Holistic Health Fair will feature practitioners of massage, yoga,acupuncture, meditation, Tai Chi, floatation therapy, essential oils, psychic medium, hypnosis, Reiki, nutrition, organic, sampling, Kung Fu, and relaxation. There will be products available from SwissJust, Pure Haven Essentials and Alternatives for Health Apothecary. This event is open to faculty, staff and students.

Detailed listing of vendors.
Let us know what sessions you are interested in or sign-up for a chair massage.


Workshops & Presentations – Spring 2016

Using NLP for Instant Change

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Grace Conference Room, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of how we think, communicate and behave. NLP utilizes the dynamic between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming). NLP helps people change unhelpful thought patterns and mental strategies, which then gives them more choices in problem solving. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Live a Life of Happiness

Thursday, Febrary 25, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In this seminar, you'll explore a number of different options you can use to cultivate the habit of happiness every day. You'll sign a Happiness Contract and learn to refocus your awareness on healthy thought choices that will lift your spirits. Discover how to make the decision to be happy. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Clutter to Clarity

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Jonas Clark room 102, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Useless clutter is visible. What do you suppose it says about the invisible thinking or state of mind that produces it? Decluttering is always an 'inside job' and, in this seminar, you'll discover how 'Clutter Clearing' works on the inner and outer worlds. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Herbs

Monday, April 4, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Many of our medications today come from herbs. Information on what herbs are, their uses and how herbs differ from the drugs that they are made from will be provided. Used properly, herbs are very medicinal and can be helpful for a wide variety of common problems. Presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Emotional Eating

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Many of us find that we eat when we are feeling angry, sad, lonely or tired. In this workshop, we’ll learn about some of the triggers for emotional eating and the relationship between mood and cravings. We’ll also explore some questions that will help to heighten awareness of our own eating behavior. For those who would like to move away from emotional eating, there will be identified next steps, best practices and supportive resources. Presented by LifeScope

Let's Talk about Lyme Disease

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Lurie Conference Room, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

During this time of year several of us are taking advantage of the nice weather and enjoying many outside activities with family and friends. As we engage in these activities safety is of the utmost importance and it is essential that we are mindful of the dreaded Lyme disease. Lyme diseases is a public health crisis and new cases are reported each year.

Because of the seriousness of this disease and the impact it has on one's health and safety the University is pleased to partner with the Central Mass Lyme Foundation, an organization committed to educating people about Lyme disease and how to protect themselves, by providing a workshop - "Let's Talk about Lyme Disease".


Workshops & Presentations – Fall 2015

Holistic Holiday Fair

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Tilton Hall, 11a.m. – 2 p.m.

Details to come soon. 


Workshops & Presentations – Spring 2015

Get Ready, Go!

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Lurie Conference Room, 1p.m. – 2 p.m.

This exercise and fitness workshop is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the CUfit Health & Wellness Advisory Group.  Participants will learn how to successfully get in shape from a health professional.  Each participant will gain an understanding of the importance of warming up and stretching, along with tips about how to stay health and maximize the cardovasular benefits of their activities.  Participants should wear comfortable clothes.

Realistic Optimism

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Lurie Conference Room, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This workshop is being provided to compliment Clark's "Week of Happiness" sponsored by the Student Counseling Center.  This workshop is sponsored by LifeScope, Clark's Employee Assistance Program provider and the CUfit Health & Wellness Advisory Group.  Participants will get a basic understanding of positive psychology and some of its many potential benefits, such as increasing creativity and productivity and bettering your mental and physical health.  During this workshop you will identify some of yoru own strenths and goals, and develop and individualized action plan for implementing what you learn in your daily life.

Managing Daily Stresses:  A Mindful Approach to Work

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Grace Conference Room, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This workshop is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the CUfit Health & Wellness Advisory Group.  Participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress.  In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner.

How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Monday, April 6, 2015
Lurie Conference Room, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This workshop is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the CUfit Health & Wellness Advisory Group.  Participants will learn simple tips on how to pack a healthy lunch for work or school.