Looking for ways to create more peace and calm in your everyday life no matter what is going on around you?
Join this guided meditation group to learn practical and down-to-earth practices that you can incorporate into the busiest of schedules to calm your mind and body so you can focus and thrive in your professional and personal life.
Register for each group practice below by clicking on the date and add to your calendar. Group will meet on Wednesdays throughout the semester. Attend one or all, come as your schedule allows. A Zoom link will be provided to all registrants for virtual participation if preferred and to alllow for an easy pivot to all virtual if pandemic restrictions require.
September 1, SU 109: RAIN
In this session, we will explore Tara Brach’s version of a RAIN meditation. This technique helps many who may struggle with negative self-talk or anxiety-producing thoughts. RAIN stands for Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture.
September 29, NEW LOCATION: UC 135: Observing Your Thoughts
A misconception about meditation is that meditation is difficult because you have too many thoughts. During this session, we will learn how to observe our thoughts in a non-judgmental way rather than focusing on ridding our minds of thoughts.
October 20, SU 109: Object Meditation
This technique is excellent for beginners for anyone who is a visual learner. During this meditation, you will select an object to be your point of focus to assist you in staying in the present moment.
November 17, NEW LOCATION: UC 135: Loving Kindness
Join us and learn a loving-kindness meditation, which is a powerful self-care meditation. This technique will assist you in developing compassion, increasing connection, and improving your well-being.
December 8, SU 109: Intention Meditation and Breathing
Connect to what matters most to you in the present moment. By learning to use an intention during meditation and connecting it to your breath, you will bring positive direction to your life and stay focused on what feels right for you.
Join an Airrosti Rehab provider for a 10-minute, guided virtual stretch break that can be done from the comfort of your office or home.
Whether you work in an office, outdoors and have a very active role, your muscles can become tired, stiff, and sore after a long day. Daily wear and tear from fatigue combined with back, neck, and shoulder pain can drastically reduce productivity and job satisfaction.
One of the easiest, quickest ways to avoid pain and stiffness from a long day at work is to take multiple breaks throughout the day to stretch. Implement the stretches you learn into your daily routine.
Register to receive the corresponding Zoom link by clicking on each date you wish to attend. Each stretch break begins at noon on varying Thursdays.
According to a “Stress in America” report from the American Psychological Society, more than 42 percent of the surveyed adults revealed they put on an average of 15-29 pounds due to the restrictions and stress of the pandemic - many of our healthy habits went by the wayside and many are struggling to get back to the basics.
It’s time to live well again!
If you are interested in losing weight, maintaining your weight, or just getting back to the basics of healthy habits and want guidance and support, this is the group for you! The group will begin meeting on September 7, 12-1pm, in the UC Ballroom with an orientation and includes baseline measurements of weight, BMI, and body fat percentage for those that want them before and after class from 11:30am-12pm and 1pm-1:30pm. Each participant will receive Dr. Ann’s Eat Right for Life book, journal, and exercise band. The group will continue to meet twice a month through December 14 from 12-1pm and cover a variety of topics to enhance your ability to live well, including nutrition, physical activity, stress management and more. Participants must attend orientation and/or meeting 1 to continue in the group throughout the semester. Measurements will be taken again at the mid-way point and final session before and after the meeting. Led by NKU Personal Wellness Coach Lyndsay Barto, R.D. and Director of Wellness Kim Baker, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Register once to join the group for all sessions. A Zoom link will be provided to all registrants for virtual participation if preferred and to alllow for an easy pivot to all virtual if pandemic restrictions require. The book, journal and exercise band must be picked up from campus at the first or second group meeting.
Orientation: Sept. 7, Guiding Principles for Successful Weight Loss and Building Healthy Habits, measurements 11:30am-12pm, 1pm-1:30pm
Session 1: Sept. 14, Understanding Habit Change, measurements for those that missed Sept. 7, 11:30am-12pm and 1-1:30pm
Session 2: Sept. 28, Calorie Balance and Reading Food Labels
Session 3: October 12, Guiding Principles for Physical Activity
Session 4: October 26, Carbs Are Not the Enemy, mid-way measurements
Session 5: November 9, The Role of Protein
Session 6: November 23, Maintaining Goals Throughout Holiday Season
Session 7: December 7, Role of Stress, Sleep and Hydration on Weight Management
Session 8: December 14, Wrap up, Review, and Share Successes, final measurements
Between the demands of work, family, taking care of yourself and life in general, the struggle to juggle it all is real. Learn relevant time management strategies and receive a free Passion Planner for the remainder of 2021 to help you stay on track. Register online.
A Zoom link will be provided to all registrants for virtual participation if preferred and to allow for an easy pivot to all virtual if pandemic restrictions require. Passion Planners must be picked up on campus. Arrangements can be made for pick up with Kim Baker, Director of University Wellness.
Presented in partnership with the Institute for Health Innovation.
Self-care is a hot buzz word right now, but what does it really mean and how do you find the time to fit it all in? You have to care for yourself before you can care for others: students, family, the list goes on.
Self-care goes well beyond the massages and spa visits we envision when we think of self-care and it is vital for our health and wellbeing. In this session, learn about the framework of 6 areas for self-care, assess your current self-care habits, and begin to plan for self-care strategies that are meaningful to you. Presented by Kim Baker, Director of Wellness. Register online. A zoom link will be provided for participants that prefer to join virtually.
Lauris will discuss the importance of empathy as a tool to create a positive culture within teams, organizations, and classrooms. She is an executive coach and leadership consultant with over 33 years of hands-on experience in coaching leaders and teams, and in supporting positive cultural transformations. She brings a real-world leadership perspective gained from managing multiple retail operations, a corporate university, and leading an Organization Development division for a Fortune 500 financial services company. She has actively been involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions.
Join Dr. Sarah Crawford, Founder of Anchor Wellness to discuss the biological impact of stress on the body and the importance addressing the root cause of stress to avoid long-term impact.
The Anchor Wellness Center was founded to challenge the way health and wellness services are delivered. Today, most individuals consuming health and wellness services are experiencing a massive lack of continuity of care and they don’t even know it. Providers are isolated from one another and that space between them creates a barrier to the progress of the client.
Rachel DesRochers fully supports the message of gratitude and community building. From Head to Heart Mentorship, Gratitude Grams to Incubator Kitchen Collective, Rachel provides experiences and workshops to help you be your healthiest self.
The NKY EMS will be providing free CPR and AED training classes on the NKU campus for faculty and staff (not including student workers). Certification is through the American Safety and Health Institute and is valid for 2 years. Each participant will receive a Basic Life Support and AED certification card after completion of the class.
Register for your prefered date below. Space is limited to 20 participants per class. Subject to cancelation if pandemic restrictions require.
Future classes, registration available at a later date:
April 19, 9-11am
April 20, 1-3pm
The St. Elizabeth Cardiovascular Mobile Health Unit will be on the NKU campus to provide preventative screenings for stroke, aneurysms and cardiovascular disease.
Four screenings will be offered for $25 for each. All 4 screenings can be completed in 30 minutes.
October 26, 11am-4pm
October 27, 8am-1pm
Parked behind Landrum, next to the Baptist Student Center.
Please contact (859)-301-9355 to schedule your appointment and to speak with a St. Elizabeth expert.
Screenings include the following:
Cardiac Age Health Risk Assessment: Based on the Framingham Heart Study, this assessment calculates a 10 year heart risk percentage based on biological age, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and smoking. This screening requires a 4 hour fast and involves a finger stick glucose and lipid panel.
The following screenings require a 3 hour fast prior to screening time:
Lower Extremity Arterial Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD currently affects 8-12 million Americans. It is estimated that 1 in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD. This test screens for PAD by checking the Ankle-Brachial Indices (ABI's). It is a painless test that uses blood pressure cuffs and sound waves to evaluate the blood flow in your arms compared to the blood flow in your legs. This test identifies blockage and if additional follow-up care is needed.
Carotid Arterial Screening: Stroke is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. One of the major causes of stroke is the buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries, which carry blood flow to the brain. This screening evaluates the carotid arteries using ultrasound (a painless procedure) to assess the amount of plaque present to determine if further work-up may be necessary.
Carotid Arterial Screening
Stroke is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. One of the major causes of stroke is the buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries, which carry blood flow to the brain. This screening evaluates the carotid arteries using ultrasound (a painless procedure) to assess the amount of plaque present to determine if further work-up may be necessary.
Abdominal Aortic Screening: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)
AAA's are caused by a weakening of one of the major arteries in the stomach. If left untreated, they have the potential to grow and/or rupture, possibly causing death. It is estimated that there are approximately 1 million individuals currently in the US with undiagnosed AAA's. This painless screening evaluates your abdominal aorta and determines if additional follow-up is needed.
Early detection is a strong weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Mammograms can save lives and allow for more treatment options.
Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. The pros and cons of screening should be considered when making this decision. Starting at age 45, women should get mammograms every year. It’s important to know if you are at higher than average risk for breast cancer. If you are, talk to a health care provider about when you need to start getting mammograms and whether you need to get other tests along with your mammograms. It's also important to know how your breasts normally look and feel and to report any changes to a health care provider right away.
The St. E's Mobile Mammography van will be on the NKU campus to provide screenings for breast cancer.
November 4: 8am - 12pm
November 10: 8am-3:30pm
Parked behind Landrum next to the Baptist Student Center
Registration required: Call 859-655-7400 to schedule your appointment. Available to all NKU employees and their spouses/partners.
NKU recognizes the importance of providing its employees with continuous learning opportunities to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills, and aptitude to perform their role, as well as the tools and resources to reach their full potential.