Session One: Self-Care for Educators Healthy Lifestyle Initiative Kick-off Meeting. (September 9, 11: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 101 Stabley Library). At this wellness initiative kick-off session, we will distribute self-care workbooks and facilitate introductory activities to help participants intentionally plan for a healthy semester. Zoom Link:
Session Two/Three: An Evening of Art and Wellness. (October 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Allenwood.) Participants will receive art supplies, be served dinner prepared by , have the opportunity to share their positive methods of stress reduction, and plan for a healthier, happier semester.
Session Four: Nutrition, Hydration, and You: Tips and Tricks for Incorporating Healthy Eating and Hydration into Your Busy Semester. (November 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 101 Stabley Library). Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis and IUP Zoom Link:
Creating Boundaries that Align with Your Values. Session Five (January 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Zoom ) Maintaining appropriate boundaries is essential to prevent faculty burnout. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Emily Lasinsky will discuss various types of boundaries and how stress may arise when boundaries and core values are in conflict. Participants will be invited to take part in a self-assessment exercise and then discuss barriers that exist to setting desired boundaries. Finally, strategies for adjusting boundaries to align with values will be shared. Zoom link:
Session Six. Growing Wellness: Self-Care Plan Action List Workshop (Date and Location TBD). Gardening has been linked to improved health and well-being. In this session, information on the connection between gardening and health will be explored and participants will do a gardening activity that will result in a plant to take home. The session will culminate with a building a self-care toolkit activity. Zoom Link: