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.

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.

Live Music Sessions provide an opportunity to listen in, take a break, and practice self-care. In partnership with UChicago Medicine’s Healing Arts Program, the Zoom Wellness Music Series will present live music performances throughout the year

We invite you to listen in, take a break, and practice self-care.

THURSDAY JULY 29, 3-3:45 pm

Special guest, guitarist, Goran Ivanovic. He has toured globally and composed many original pieces for solo and ensemble guitar.

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Recordings of Past Sessions:
Family Fridays – November 13, 2020
Negotiating disagreements between partners related to parenting in the pandemic 

Mindful Mondays – November 16, 2020
Topic: Inner Resources for Stress Resilience

Family Fridays – November 20, 2020
Topic: Big Feelings: Empowering kids with healthy thinking during COVID-19

Mindful Mondays – November 23, 2020
Topic: Mindfulness: Gratitude

Family Fridays – December 4, 2020
Topic: Talking to kids about social issues

Family Fridays – December 11
Topic: LGBTQ Parenting

Family Fridays – December 18, 2020
Positive Parenting During Challenging Times

Special Event – January 12, 2021
Live Andalusian Music

Compassion Fatigue Resilience Training – January 22, 2021
*Click here for Tip Card on Relaxing the Mind and Body

Special Event – February 9, 2021
Live Music – Indian Veena

Family Fridays – February 19, 2021
Teaching Kids to Acknowledge and Accept Feelings: The first step to Happiness

Special Event – February 23, 2021
Live Music – African Kora

Family Fridays - February 26, 2021
Topic: YES! Kids can Learn to Self-control, this is HOW

Mindful Mondays – March 1, 2021
Topic: Mindfulness

Family Fridays - March 5, 2021,
Topic: HOW to Talk and WHEN to Listen: Connecting to your child successfully

Mindful Mondays – March 8, 2021
Topic: Mindfulness

Family Fridays – April 02, 2021
Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential

Family Fridays – April 09, 2021
Raising Competent Teenagers

Special Event – April 13, 2021
Live Cello Music with Kinan Abou-afach

Special Event – July 08, 2021
Live Flamenco Music with Leticia Aravena