Mental Wellness Themed Offerings

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Fall 2021 Jump To: Stress Less Sessions; Releasing The Sense Of Control Guided MeditationCoping When Work And Life Ramp UpLet's Meditate With Wellness sessions

Spring 2021 Jump To: Grounding And Centering Care Through Meditation And Gentle MovementStress Less SessionsWinter Reflections Mindfulness Meditation sessionsLet's Meditate With Wellness sessionsFlickering Flame MeditationPositivity: Reworking The Mind For A More Optimistic Thought ProcessCommunity Wellness Chat: Thinking Through Nutrition And Mindfulness In The Winter

Stress Less Sessions

  • Tuesdays, November 2, 9, and 16, from 3:30-4:30pm, provided through Zoom
  • This offering is full. Email Keri Johnson to be placed on a wait list

Would you love an opportunity to just vent and let it all out?! 

Join Casey Benson from the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, along with Keri Johnson from Cornell Wellness, as they give you the opportunity to vent, experience proven stress reduction techniques and learn about topics like Maslow's hierarchy, circles of control & influence, and self-acceptance. Take this opportunity to let go, grow, and become more empowered to handle your personal stress. Registration is limited to ten people. Please be sure you can commit to all three weeks before registering. Everyone will have the opportunity to vent at the beginning of each session. Please note: Cornell stands for civil discourse, reasoned thought, sustained discussion, and constructive engagement without degrading, abusing, or harassing others. Contact Keri Johnson with any questions.

Releasing The Sense Of Control Guided Meditation

  • Tuesday, October 26 from 12:00-12:45pm, provided through Zoom
  • Register here

This guided meditation allows you to get in touch with the feeling of needing to be in control. It will allow you to open up, while becoming aware of the underlying emotions and thoughts that create these controlling needs. During a time of such uncertainty, our sense of control is escalated since we try to oversee the aspects of our lives that we can manage and direct but releasing this sense of needing to command all aspects of life, can bring a lightless and sense of peace to ourselves. Contact Keri Johnson with any questions.

Coping When Work And Life Ramp Up

  • Thursday, October 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm, provided through Zoom
  • Register here

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. Contact Keri Johnson with any questions.

Let's Meditate With Wellness 

  • Fridays, 9-9:30am, running September 17 through October 29 w/Kerry Howell and November 5 through December 17 w/Ruth Merle-Doyle
  • Register here for this series of weekly meditations provided through Zoom. Once registered, you will receive the access link that will allow you to join as many of these weekly meditations as you are able to. 

Join these 30 minute weekly guided mindfulness meditation sessions facilitated by Kerry Howell and Ruth Merle-Doyle, Cornell Wellness staff, live through Zoom. Sit with your eyes closed, or gaze lowered, in a comfortable space while you are led through a meditation designed to enhance your mindfulness through focusing on the breath and bringing calmness to the distracted mind. These sessions are perfect for the beginner up to the advanced. They are a fantastic way to start to decompress from the week and unwind as you head into the weekend. 

There are many facilitators providing guided meditations through Cornell Health's Let's Meditate program. See a full listing of all of these virtual meditations on Cornell Health's Let's Meditate website.

Grounding And Centering Care Through Meditation And Gentle Movement

  • Register here to receive the Zoom link (you can choose to attend one session or all six)
  • Sessions held on Tuesdays, beginning April 6th at 12pm for a total of 6 weeks. 
  • The type of offering will alternate each week between a 30-minute meditation and a 45-minute gentle body movement class. There will be an additional 15 minutes of optional time to check-in and connect with one another following each session.  

Staff and faculty are invited to register for this self-care, healing and grounding offering. The sessions are designed through an equity and social justice lens, centering the needs of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. Open yourself to this consciously inclusive approach to wellness. Join meditation/movement teacher Lissa Edmond as they guide you through 30-minute guided meditation practices and 45-minute gentle mindful movement sessions, with additional time before and after the sessions for checking in and connecting. The gentle movement sessions will integrate practices from qigong, yoga, mindful movement, and breath work. 

Lissa is a somatic integrative psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and meditation and mindful movement teacher. You can learn more about Lissa here. We are excited to be able to bring their talent to the Cornell employee community through a collective effort spearheaded by Cornell WellnessCornell Health, the Department Of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, and the Office Of Faculty Development And Diversity. Additional support was provided by Cornell Fitness Centers, Cornell's Men Of Color Colleague Network Group and Cornell's Women Of Color Colleague Network Group. Questions? Contact Kerry Howell from Cornell Wellness.

Stress Less Sessions

  • Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 3-4:00pm, through Zoom live
  • Register here to sign up for this three-week workshop series about how to stress less

Would you love an opportunity to just vent and let it all out?!

Join Casey Benson from the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, along with Keri Johnson from Cornell Wellness, as they give you the opportunity to vent, experience proven stress reduction techniques and learn about topics like Maslow's hierarchy, circles of control & influence, and self-acceptance. Take this opportunity to let go, grow, and become more empowered to handle your personal stress. Registration is limited to ten people. Please be sure you can commit to all three weeks before registering. Everyone will have the opportunity to vent at the beginning of each session. Please note: Cornell stands for civil discourse, reasoned thought, sustained discussion, and constructive engagement without degrading, abusing, or harassing others. If you have questions about this offering, please reach out to Keri Johnson.

Winter Reflections Mindfulness Meditations

  • Fridays, February 26, March 5, 12 and 19, 11-11:30am, provided live through Zoom
  • Register here and you'll receive a link you can use to attend one or all of the sessions

Spend some time getting cozy and focused inside while it is still cold and wintery outside. Drop in to a mindfulness meditation session with Ruth every Friday beginning February 26 through March 19. All experiences welcome, especially beginners. Contact Ruth Merle-Doyle with questions.

Let's Meditate With Wellness 

  • Thursdays, 9-9:30am, running February 11-March 25 w/Kerry Howell; running April 1-May 27 w/Ruth Merle-Doyle
  • Register here for this series of weekly meditations. Once registered, you will receive the access link that will allow you to join as many of these weekly meditations as you are able to. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Ruth Merle Doyle.

Join these 30 minute weekly guided mindfulness meditation sessions facilitated by Kerry Howell and Ruth Merle-Doyle, Cornell Wellness staff, live through Zoom. Sit with your eyes closed, or gaze lowered, in a comfortable space while you are led through a meditation designed to enhance your mindfulness through focusing on the breath and bringing calmness to the distracted mind. These sessions are perfect for the beginner up to the advanced. There are many facilitators providing guided meditations through Cornell Health's Let's Meditate program. See a full listing of all of these virtual meditations on Cornell Health's Let's Meditate website

Flickering Flame Meditation

Take a moment out of your day, just for yourself, relax and watch this meditation based on a candle flame. This meditation allows your mind to stay in the present moment and lets the rest of the world slip into the background. Allow your mind and body to relax during this ten-minute session and feel rejuvenated afterwards. This meditation is provided by Wellness & Fitness Specialist, Keri Johnson.

Positivity: Reworking The Mind For A More Optimistic Thought Process

Have you always wanted to be the glass is half full kind of person?! Learn the tricks of the positive person, and how to incorporate them into your life, so you too, can look at life on the brighter side. Spend an hour with Keri Johnson, Wellness & Fitness Specialist, and put a little more positivity into your day! 

Community Wellness Chat: Thinking Through Nutrition And Mindfulness In The Winter

When winter arrives and the temperature changes, we often change our habits, some for the better and possibly some for the worse. During this pandemic winter, there are many strategies to consider when it comes to nutrition, food and mindfulness to help your body and mind be healthy and well. Join Cornell Wellness experts Erin Harner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Ruth Merle-Doyle, Fitness Professional, for an interactive and candid chat about strategies to consider and pro tips to keep in mind when it comes to the food we prepare and eat and how we tackle our mental wellness. All are welcome to attend, especially those who tend to dislike winter! Contact Ruth at rem64@cornell.edu if you'd like more details. 

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