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We have an exciting day planned for you! This conference is FREE of charge for the first two committee members from each worksite. Additional wellness committee members are welcome to attend for a fee of $30 per person. A healthy continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of travel to groups who need it. Contact Anne Charles at to see if your group qualifies.

Morning Workshop: Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom, BreakTogether

Objective: Introduce the science and simple practices of mindful pause to improve work and wellbeing. Mindfulness is the foundation of Emotional Intelligence, which improves decision-making, stress resistance, social skills and more. The ability to pause, think and respond - rather than just react - is beneficial in all types of jobs, from executive administration to public works. 

In this highly interactive session attendees will learn: 

  • The scientific evidence behind mindful and resiliency practices in the workplace.
  • The myth of multi-tasking. 
  • The mental challenges of 24/7 connectivity and addictive technology.
  • Simple 2-minute activities to re-energize your mind.
  • How to improve one on one and team meetings through unplugged interactions.  

In the 12 weeks following this session, participants will receive communication directly from Elizabeth with customized follow-up engagement activities. Studies show that 8 to 12 weeks of short mindful practices can rewire the neuro pathways in our brain, strengthening our ability to be present in the moment. Elizabeth will be there to support you and your workplace in this journey! 

Afternoon Workshop: Wellness Works Staff

Our groups tell us that sharing and hearing what other groups are doing provides them with great ideas!  This high-energy afternoon session will allow for groups to network with one another. The theme for this session will be Triumphs and Trials. Please be prepared to share your proud moments and struggles that we can work through as a group. If you have printed materials that you would like to share with the group, please email them to Anne at no later than Friday, April 19.



A block of rooms have been reserved at the Harraseeket Inn for those who travel distances that require an overnight stay. The room rate is $150. You can make a reservation by calling the Harraseeket Inn at 1-800-342-6423. Please be sure to mention the special group block when making this reservation (reference the Wellness Conference). 


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Wellness Works Conference


Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom, BreakTogether

Elizabeth Ross Holmstrom is Founder and President of BreakTogether, whose mission is to help organizations adopt Mindful strategies in support of people thriving in the workplace. Her workshops introduce mindfulness and resiliency practices, based on scientific research, into any work flow. In less than 10 minutes a day, short pauses create space for reflection and unplugged conversations which improves focus, innovation, wellbeing, and engagement.

Outside of work, Elizabeth finds balance through spending time with family and community, mountain biking, cooking, singing, and quarry swimming along the coast of Maine.

Finding the Harraseeket Inn

Located at: 162 Main Street, Freeport

From the South:

1. Take I-95 North to exit 52 Falmouth
2. Go through tollbooth and take the exit for I-295 North
3. Take exit 22
4. Take a left off the exit
5. Follow 1/2 mile to stop light, the Harraseeket Inn will be directly in front of you.

From the North:

1. Take I-295 South to exit 22
2. Take a right off the exit
3. Follow 1/2 mile to stop light, the Harraseeket Inn will be directly in front of you.

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