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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).