Wellness For Your Department

Cornell Wellness staff are available to provide workshops, lectures, clinics, and demos on many different topics to your department, unit or division by request. Most offerings run 30-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 registrants are requested but exceptions can be made. Workshops provided in-person or through Zoom. Submit requests and questions to wellness@cornell.edu.

On-Demand Department Work For Fall 2021

Reset, Recharge, Refocus: How Can Wellness Support You
Learn about the many ways Cornell Wellness can help you re-fill your wellness cup. Wellness staff will share with you the many opportunities and services Wellness provides not only for you individually but for your department as well. Hear about the pillars of physical wellness and much more. You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident that you have the skills and support to be successful with your physical wellness.

Eating for Your Exercise Routine 
Have you been wondering if you are eating efficiently to support your exercise routine? Request this workshop to learn tips from Wellness staff for optimizing your eating habits to maximize your exercise performance. Learn what to put in your body, as well as how to time your eating schedule, so that you can take the next steps towards reaching your exercise goals. 

Fitness Fact Check
Information is easier than ever to access in our online world, but how do we know what information is accurate? For example, have you wondered if it is true that lifting heavy weights makes you less flexible or if squats are bad for your knees? Join wellness staff to debunk five persistent fitness myths. We'll cover their origins, why they stick around, and up-to-date research findings. Curious about something we didn’t cover? Ask us on the spot. You'll leave this workshop with the knowledge to feel more confident making the best fitness choices that are right for you.

Stretching Session for Your Team – Customized To Your Team!
Join fitness professionals from Wellness for an interactive moment to stretch and refresh with your team. Prior to the session, Wellness will survey your group to understand where people are most tense and uneasy, then offer a customized, unique stretching session to meet your team’s needs. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed, and also have tools to use on your own.

Exercise “Snacks” Throughout Your Workday
Finding it hard to get traditional exercise into your day? Learn how very small bouts of everyday movements can combat the effects of sitting too long, while improving your health and physical condition. Exercise snacking, in as little as 1-5 minute increments, could be a good start of a beautiful, healthy habit! This is an interactive workshop where you will be invited to try some movements.

Get A Quick Fix Of Wellness
Experience 4 quick and easy wellness techniques that bring instant relaxation, stress reduction, and joy to yourself and your work team. You will be guided through each of these techniques by a wellness expert.

  • 5 min Spreading positive thoughts
  • 5 min Guided progressive muscle relaxation
  • 5 min Self-massage for the typically cranky spots
  • 5 min What brings you joy

7 Essential Movements For People Who Sit All Day
Do you find yourself sitting for long periods of time, maybe not in an ideal position? Many work stations and  locations have changed over the past 18 months. Also, for many, the nature of work has changed to longer hours devoted to Zoom meetings and time spent on a laptop or other device. If you’re noticing tension and mild discomfort in your neck, shoulder, wrist, hand, back, and hips, this is the perfect workshop to request. Together, we’ll go through seven very specific flexibility exercises that you can do to start easing the tension and discomfort building up in these areas. 

Exercises to Improve Posture While Working Hybrid
During the past 18 months, have you found yourself working from both a home environment and office environment? Do you find yourself having a “make-shift” work station in your living room, dining room, attic, etc? Chances are these make-shift work stations still aren't as ergonomically correct for our bodies as our office work stations. Switching back and forth between them to work in this hybrid fashion, you may be experiencing an uptick in discomfort and weakening in your postural muscles. Join Cornell Wellness for this workshop where we will dive into how to strengthen your major postural muscles and decrease your risk for musculoskeletal injuries resulting from poor postural practices. 

Mindfulness Meditation for Your Team
Join a wellness facilitator for a mindfulness moment, customized just for your group. The theme or tone can be chosen to meet your needs. For example, you might want a sip and relax session, or a breath focused meditation, or a session to invoke reflection and many more. We will spend about 20-30 minutes practicing mindfulness as a way to recharge in the moment. You will be given resources, tips and suggestions to take with you so your team can begin a mindfulness practice of their own.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction (Zoom only)
Take a moment for yourself to discover peace through mindfulness. During this workshop, you’ll gain the ability to learn how to relax by identifying and building resilience toward stress. Wellness staff will introduce you to meditation, body scans and gentle yoga, leaving you feeling renewed for the rest of your day.

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Mental Wellness (Zoom only)
Take time to take care of yourself! This session will introduce you to proven and effective methods that will improve your mental wellness quickly. Learning how to address your mental wellness with positive coping mechanisms, is a positive step you can take in the right direction. Join Wellness staff for this one-hour experience where you will learn how to incorporate multiple easy practices into your personal life. 

Coping When Work and Life Ramp Up (Zoom only)
When work and life demands get hard, how do you handle it? In this workshop we'll go over some of the best practices of how to manage when work and life situations may not temporarily be ideal. We will talk about what to do in those moments when it feels like you are in the heat of it all, including relaxation tips to help you keep your cool. Resource information for additional Cornell departments that can be helpful during challenging times will also be provided.

Creating a Climate and Culture of Wellness (Zoom only)
Getting started with or re-committing yourself to Wellness doesn't have to be complicated on either a personal or professional level. This workshop will help you identify the basics of wellness and well-being, along with the pillars of health & wellness so that you can quickly and easily begin to incorporate them into your day. We will focus on both individual and workplace wellness and well-being, sharing ideas and strategies to help you and your work team make a positive impact on your own life as well as those who surround you.