Upcoming Well-being Opportunities

From Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC
GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
We’ve got plenty of cool stuff coming up this month and we hope you’ll join us.  Please note that a number of these events do require preregistration and a minimum number of participants in order to be able to offer them so register today if you’re interested.

Yoga and our lunchtime workouts with Yoo-Sun and Jeff are on this month!  Our partnership with True Center Yoga continues and in July TCY is offering nine different yoga classes per week.  There is something for everyone including those who are completely new to yoga.  Check out the schedule here.  If you need a quick pick me up at lunch check out Yoo-Sun and Jeff’s classes.  Yoo-Sun focuses more on cardio while Jeff focuses on strength training and both will modify the workouts to meet all levels.  All the info you need about these classes and everything else we’re got going on is in the calendar (password GMHECWell-Being) and on our Facebook page

Getready to get your challenge on!  Our first team-based physical activity challenge using our platform DIEMlife is coming soon.  In this point to point challenge, participants from our four GMHEC schools will work together to race from VT to CA.  Participants will walk, run, bike, dance, swim, row and engage in a variety of activities of their choice to earn steps to move their team to the destination.  The challenge will begin on Monday, July 13th and will last until the first team makes it across the country.  All participants will be eligible to win prizes including gift cards and Garmin Forerunner watches.  Everyone who participates will have an equal chance of winning a prize.  Additional details and registration information will be posted on the GMHEC Facebook page and the GMHEC Well-being website by Wednesday, July 8th.  We hope you’ll join us and support your team to earn the title of “Fastest Moving GMHEC College”.

VIA character strengths:  Join Virginia Stasinski, RN, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach for an in depth discussion of character strengths and how to utilize your personal strengths to enhance your personal and professional well-being.  You might be interested in boosting your happiness, managing a relationship conflict, setting up personal goals at work, handling a life stressor, or searching for deeper meaning in life. Character strengths knowledge, exploration, and use can play an important role in these types of personal development.  Prior to the session you will need to complete the free VIA Character Survey available here.  The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and you will use the results during the session.  Wednesday, July 8th 11:00-noon.  Preregistration required no later than Tuesday, July 7th at noon.  To register, contact Rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org.

Beginning mindfulness series:  Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness and how to implement a mindfulness practice into your life?  Join Coach Cami, founder of founder of Guided Resilience for this eight week series.  Come away from this series feeling grounded with evidence-based self-care practices, supported in growing in self-awareness and a positive mind and feeling gifted with mindfulness skills and resources to support your growth.  Weekly on Wednesdays.  July 15th through September 2nd 4:00-5:00 pm EST.  We must have a minimum of ten participants to offer this program.  To register contact Rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5:00 pm EST on Friday, July 10th

Edge nutrition series:  Are you interested in learning more about using food as fuel, anti-inflammatory foods, protein needs, meal planning and understand food labels? If so, join the dietitians and health coaches from The Edge for this four part nutrition series. Offered via zoom, weekly on Thursdays from July 16th through August 6th from 12:00-1:00 pm EST. Preregistration is required and we must have a minimum of ten participants in order to offer this opportunity. To register contact rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 10th.

Trauma & Resilience Summer Webinar Series: Are you looking to cultivate inner strength during these challenging times? Have you been contemplating how to build your resilience in the face of uncertainty? If so, you are invited to participate in the Trauma & Resilience 3 Tips in 30 Minutes Summer Webinar Series offered by Champlain College.  Webinars and workshops will be delivered over Zoom on Wednesdays from July 8 to August 5, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 pm EST.  To learn more about the weekly topics and to register, click here