Well-being Opportunities Week of June 8th

From Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC
GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator
What’s on tap for Well-Being this coming week?As we move into the second week of Employee Well-being month, I wanted to switch gears a little and focus on our mental and emotional well-being. One of the best ways to boost our mood is to get moving, so our regular yoga, stretching and lunch time sessions with Yoo-Sun and Jeff are on the calendar. The password for the calendar is GMHECWell-Being. If you aren’t already a member, be sure to join our Facebook group. This is a great way to connect with coworkers at your school and across the Consortium.Well-Being CalendarYour mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.
~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.16
This week let’s explore the Science of Happiness,
enjoy a healthy meal, enjoy some restorative yoga and learn two free,
readily available techniques that we can use
to reduce our stress levels and enhance our resilience. 
The Science of Happiness
Join me, Rebecca Schubert, for an engaging discussion about the science of happiness. Dispel some common myths about happiness and come away with practical strategies you can implement to enhance your experience of happiness.   

Thursday, June 11 noon-1 pm EST https://middlebury.zoom.us/s/2462738284  Password 135790

Let’s Get Cooking
Join Gina Rancourt, Registered Dietitian from Whole Health Nutrition as we prepare a delicious dinner of Lemon Pepper Chicken with Garden Veggies and Couscous. 
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST.  

Recipe available in GMHEC Well-being calendar.  Password GMHECWell-Being
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 576-419-197

Grab your yoga mat, a blanket and a pillow and let’s relax.
Join Kelly from Burlington Hot Yoga for a one hour restorative yoga session.
Come away feeling relaxed and grounded. Sunday, June 7th 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST. Register here
Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Here are two free, readily available tools to bring yourself down a notch and enable you to show up as your best self.Have you tried box breathing? Box breathing is a breathing technique used by Navy SEALs. Practiced regularly it has been shown to increase mental clarity and focus, reduce blood pressure and produce a sense of calm, reduce the impact of stress on the body and enhance our resilience to be able to manage future stress. To learn more about box breathing, check out this video from SEAL instructor, Mark Divine.A Meta moment…hitting the brakes and stepping out of time. Learn more about the technique here from Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.. . .  Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) can help you with so much….addiction, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, violence, abuse and trauma, divorce and child custody, interpersonal relationships, sexual health, special needs resources, child and elder care, parenting support, pet care, stress and coping, adoption and new parent support, educational information and services, legal referral, debt and bankruptcy, identity theft, insurance resources, renter and landlord rights, personal injury, real estate, taxes and audits, wills and estates, budgeting resources, banking and credit, investing and taxes.  Phew….can you believe you can get access to all of that for free with just one click or phone call? Access Your EAPReach Out to RebeccaJoin Well-Being Facebook GroupVisit Well-Being Pages