The last 2 years have left many of us feeling exhausted and burned out. How can we build ourselves up again? In this 3-part well-being series, learn how to better invest in your own well-being and learn practices you can utilize anywhere and share with others – including students - the importance of practicing self-compassion in building resilience, and identify, prevent, and overcome burnout.
Webinar Recording: Holistic Self-Care to Optimize Personal Well-being
You must care for yourself before you can care for others: students, family, pets - the list goes on. It’s vital to support and sustain our health and well-being. In this session, learn about the holistic framework for 6 areas of 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, ACSM-EP, Director of Wellness, member of the Wellness Council of America.
Has burnout got you feeling a bit crispy? You are not alone. The symptoms of burnout can be sneaky, and figuring out what to do can be a challenge. In this session, Dr. Coaston will discuss the symptoms of burnout and several tips and tricks to help you get back to feeling like yourself again.
Presented by Dr. Susannah Coaston, Ed. D., LPCC-S (OH), Associate Professor of Counseling. Dr. Coaston is an associate professor in the Counseling and Human Services Program, and a practicing counselor and supervisor in the state of Ohio. Dr. Coaston is also a certified wellness counselor in Ohio and routinely provides trainings on burnout, self-care, and self-compassion.
Self-compassion is a key practice for self-care and building resilience. In this session, Dr. Lawrence will discuss the importance, role, and caveats of self-compassion for improving and sustaining well-being, even in the toughest of circumstances.
Presented by Dr. Christopher Lawrence, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counseling, Director of the Clinical Mental Health Program, Co-Chair of the Mental Health Advisory Group.
Meditation is a powerful tool for maintaining psychological health and resilience. The Haile Planetarium offers a dark and quiet space for relaxation and is the perfect place for meditation.
Enjoy a free guided meditation experience from Ball State University with the program “Sunset Meditation". View an amazing sunset as you travel from the Grand Canyon to the North Pole. Then relax under a night sky filled with stars – and even glimpses of the Northern Lights.
Discuss intentionality in your approach to the New Year, establishing routine and boundaries to support mental health with Dr. Ashley Solomon, Founder of Galia Collaborative.
Dr. Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist, leadership coach, and founder of Galia Collaborative. She helps girls and women know and grow their power. She specializes in eating, fertility, anxiety, and career issues.
Galia Collaborative empowers purpose-driven women with modern mental health care. Through mental health services, coaching, and organizational initiatives, we elevate the impact of women by developing their mental strength.
For guidance, inspiration, and the scoop on our goings on, join Galia Collaborative’s community list. You'll also get a free "Mental Wellness Self-Assessment (+ Our Top Five Tools to Up Your Mental Health Game)" in your inbox right away.
Explore a whole-self approach to support heart health through stress management, healthy diet, and movement.
Dr. Odayme Quesada is the medical director for The Christ Hospital Women's Heart Center. Dr. Quesada an award-winning, board-certified cardiologist with a specialty focus on women's cardiovascular disease. She joined The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati following a fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute in Los Angeles, where she trained with national leaders in women's cardiovascular disease. She has been awarded the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) Career Development Award to study why women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.
Lauris will discuss utilizing personal leadership and emotional intelligence to support healthy interactions with others.
Lauris Woolford 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.
Discuss a functional approach to healthcare, and managing and working with chronic illness with Alliance Integrative Medicine physicians.
The Alliance Integrative Medicine empowers patients and transforms their health. As a nationally recognized leader in integrative medicine, their team of highly trained physicians and health care practitioners are passionate about their work and walk through our doors with a purpose to deliver the best possible care to their patients every day. They collaborate to create your personalized, preventative, proactive wellness plan based on our principles of Transformational Medicine℠. Through combining the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine results in the most meaningful outcomes, their practitioners develop a Transformational Wellness Plan℠ for patients, a personalized guide designed to fit into their life, to help them get well, be well, and stay well.
Spending two-thirds of our day with our necks angled downward while working on our computers or texting on our phones can lead to chronic pain and even result in more serious, long-term injuries. Join Airrosti for a free educational webinar to learn how to prevent and relieve the pain associated with repetitive neck stress.
Headache pain can be hard to live with – often affecting mood, sleep pattern, and productivity. Join Airrosti for a complimentary, interactive session to learn about common types of headaches, as well as triggers, signs, and symptoms. You will learn valuable tips, stretches, and tools for managing headache pain plus we’ll go over a conservative care option to help stop pain at the source.
Are you suffering from chronic back pain or facing spine surgery? Join Airrosti for an educational workshop to learn about a rapid recovery benefit that eliminates pain while preventing surgeries, injections, and other invasive care. Also learn how injuries and conditions occur, and what you can do to impact your own recovery.
Healthy hips need to do one thing – support your body and the variety of movements it performs. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to maintain fit and healthy hips. Join Airrosti for a complimentary webinar to learn more about your hips and how you can improve or relieve pain.
Age-related knee pain is a very common reason people over 40 lose their mobility and stop being active. Patients who come into the doctor’s office with joint issues are often aware that age-related joint pain can’t be reversed. However, they are happily surprised to find that activities and the lifestyle the live can be significantly improved with the right knee pain management tricks. Join Airrosti for a complimentary webinar to learn more about how you can improve or relieve knee pain in the comfort of your own home or with the help of an Airrosti provider.
Sore feet are no walk in the park. Over 2 million Americans are treated for foot pain every year. Even the most basic daily tasks can have us treading lightly as a result of discomfort in the heels, arches, and/or toes. Join Airrosti for a complimentary and interactive webinar to learn about the most common types of foot pain. This session will also include valuable tips & exercises to avoid plantar fasciitis and stay pain-free.
Kim Yates is a professor in the COE. She teaches environmental education and science methods for K-12 preservice teachers. Her background in both subjects, combined with her personal love of nature and pursuit of living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, has led to her interest in natural solutions for the mind, body, and home. She is trained in the Symphony of the Cells application method. This technique uses curated collections of oils layered and applied to the back and feet. Each collection of oils is designed to target different body systems and related conditions. Essential oils will be introduced as an all-natural, no synthetics, toxin free alternative for managing mood and emotional health.
Whether you are new to essential oils or have been using them for years, the topic of emotional aromatherapy can be both fascinating and applicable in everyday life. Essential oils can be useful for cleaning, cooking, maintaining good health and promoting wellbeing, but if you haven’t tried using essential oils to manage your emotions, you are missing out on a huge benefit that essential oils have to offer. When you are overwhelmed with grief or sadness, need to be energized and motivated, or need calm and peaceful feelings throughout your day, essential oils can be helpful in managing your mood. In our stressful, ever-changing world, there are many sources that can be used to manage emotions. This class will teach you about the power essential oils have when it comes to managing mood and why you would want to use them for emotional benefit.
We have all heard that getting enough sleep is important, just how important is it? You may think that the only consequences of losing sleep are feeling tired or cranky the next day; however, sleep deprivation can have a significant impact on our mental and physical health. Experts suggest that adults should get between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. Many of us have the best intentions of getting adequate sleep, but it can be hard to get the mind and body to relax after a full day of stress or activity. In this class you will learn about the science behind essential oils and what makes them useful for improving sleep.
Webinar Recording: Motivation and Focus with Essential Oils
The ability to stay focused and motivated is important. No matter what type of activities you do, trying to complete tasks while keeping all of life’s distractions at bay is no easy feat. Many different strategies can help with motivation and focus, and essential oils are a natural way to develop improvement in these areas. Essential oils can help to create an uplifting, calming, or energizing environment. In this class we will explore the different properties of essential oils and how they can help you stay motivated and focused for optimal success in your life, at work, and with your family.
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