Wellness Series

This series provides information, guided practice, tools, and tips to maintain wellness. Sessions will be led by faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and special guests. All sessions run from 12:00 - 12:45pm.

Mindful Mondays invites you to care for and honor yourself. We will offer guided self-compassion and meditation practices focused on increasing resilience to challenges we are currently experiencing. Practices will be intertwined with discussions on portable and effective stress management strategies.

Well-Being Wednesdays will focus on pathways to healing and understanding racism, inequities and injustice.  This session is an open dialogue and provides team members an opportunity to check in with themselves and others in a safe space and provides support for working through these challenging times.

Family Fridays will address wellness through the experiences of families with a focus on child development, parent concerns, and partner relationships. Topics include the impact of the pandemic on children and families, adjustment to virtual learning, talking to children about social unrest, and more. Please join us to hear from our internal experts, connect with colleagues, and share experiences.

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Well-being Wednesdays – November 25, 2020-No Session

Family Fridays – November 27, 2020 – No Session

Mindful Mondays – November 30, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: Mindfulness: Resilience
Speaker: Marcella Blum, LPC, RYT from Perspectives

Well-being Wednesdays – December 2, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm
Topic: Refueling for Justice
Speakers: Candice Norcott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joel D. Jackson, Assistant Director, Inclusion & Training, Urban Health Initiative, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Family Fridays – December 4, 2020, 12:00-12:45 pm
Topic: Talking to kids about social issues
Speaker: Sonja Mathies Dinizulu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Mindful Mondays – December 7, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: Mindfulness: Preparing for the Holidays
Speaker: Marcella Blum, LPC, RYT from Perspectives

Well-being Wednesdays – December 9, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: Refueling for Justice
Speakers: Candice Norcott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joel D. Jackson, Assistant Director, Inclusion & Training, Urban Health Initiative, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Family Fridays – December 11, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: LGBTQ Parenting
Speaker: Ash Ehsan,  Assistant Professor Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Mindful Mondays – December 14, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: Mindfulness: How to Continue with Self-Care
Speaker: Marcella Blum, LPC, RYT from Perspectives

Well-being Wednesdays – December 16, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: Refueling for Justice
Speakers: Candice Norcott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joel D. Jackson, Assistant Director, Inclusion & Training, Urban Health Initiative, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Family Fridays – December 18, 2020, 12:00-12:45pm
Topic: Positive Parenting Principles, Supporting Non-Traditional Learning
Speakers: Israel Gross, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist with Annie Schrayer, M.A. and Elysia Soria, M.A.