Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you. Programs are listed in order by start date.

Summer 2017

  • Choose Your Challenge!

    Available May 1-August 31

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    This summer, own your health! Choose from 7 different challenges that you can participate in whenever you’d like. Those who complete a challenge and feedback survey will receive a Healthy IU drawstring bag (while supplies last).

    All challenges can be done as an individual or team, so invite your coworkers, friends, and family members to join you! Each challenge has a PDF tracker you can download and print to log your progress.

    Challenges to choose from include:

    • Feel good at my workstation
    • Get more active minutes
    • Walk more
    • Get better sleep
    • And more!
  • Mindful Way to Stress Reduction

    Wednesday, June 21
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU State Room East

    Wednesdays, June 28 - August 23
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    IMU (rooms may vary by week)

    Register now »

    A growing body of research has shown that mindfulness meditation practice improves concentration and focus and may lead to greater well-being, less reactivity to stress, and fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.

    IU staff and faculty who attended this class have said:

    • “The class is absolutely wonderful—and for me, life-changing.”
    • “I can find inner peace through the techniques learned in this class that brings me a renewed sense of energy!”
    • “This course has helped me realize what is most important and foremost in my life. All the other things are very small in comparison.”
    • “I am so grateful for this opportunity—expert guidance, supportive work environment, a walk to the Union each week. What I am learning extends way beyond my work at IU; this class is giving me the tools I need to be a calmer, more focused and aware wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend—a calmer, more focused and aware me.”

    This program focuses on:

    • Recognizing and addressing stressful situations effectively “on the spot”
    • Managing chronic stress
    • Improving focus and communication
    • Enhancing mind-body wellness

    Employees are invited to the orientation, which is the first class, to assess if this class meets their needs. The class is free to employees committed to attending the weekly sessions. The class is an adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center For Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.

    Facilitator: Linda F Brown, PhD, HSPP

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness Practice

    12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

    You are warmly welcome to participate in weekly 30-minute guided meditation practices in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). This is offered on a drop-in basis; you are invited to attend whenever it fits your needs and/or circumstances—no advance notice required. We hope you will benefit from this 30-minute span of stillness in the midst of your workday.

    2017 LOCATIONS:

    • May 4: Redbud
    • May 11: Hoosier
    • May 18: Hoosier
    • May 25: Hoosier
    • June 1: Maple
    • June 8: Distinguished Alumni Room
    • June 15: TBD
    • June 22: Hoosier
    • June 29: Hoosier
    • July 6: Hoosier
    • July 13: Hoosier
    • July 20: Hoosier
    • July 27: Distinguished Alumni Room
    • August 17: Hoosier
    • August 24: Hoosier
    • August 31: Hoosier


  • One-on-one Nutritional Counseling´╗┐

    Offered throughout the year
    Sessions last approx. 1 hour
    E-mail or call 812-855-4948 to schedule an appointment

    What's a carb? How can I lose weight and still enjoy what I eat? Is my diet giving me all the nutrients I need? If you have questions about foods, we have the answer. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you eat healthier with a one-on-one meeting in a judgment-free zone! Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart-healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan diets, or whatever you're curious about. One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for full-time employees and their spouses/partners by appointment. E-mail or call 812-855-4948 (5-4948 if from a campus phone).

  • Tobacco Cessation

    Quit for Life Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

    • Five coaching calls with a “Quit Coach” to work with and set and reach a quit date
    • Nicotine replacement therapy (as needed)
    • One year of follow-up phone and web assistance

    Learn more about Quit for Life »

    Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

    Eligibility: Anyone enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. Over-the-counter products require a prescription in order to be covered under the employee’s medical plan.

    These tobacco cessation resources are offered through Human Resources.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Offered throughout the year
    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The IU Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides professional, confidential counseling to help individuals bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP services include:

    • Depression
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Conflict in the workplace
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Family and marital problems
    • Grief and loss

    Learn more about IU EAP »

    EAP is offered through Human Resources.

  • Weight Talk Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. The program lasts six months. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

    • Complete e-lessons of topics ranging from navigating difficult situations and mastering the art of eating well to rebounding from lapses.
    • Track progress (a computer-linked pedometer is provided which allows you to upload data)
    • Interact and share with others (members only) online

    Learn more about Weight Talk »

    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

  • CPR Training

    Offered through the Office of Insurance, Loss, Control, and Claims

    Click here to view available dates/times and to register

    Free CPR Training classes are offered twice a month.

    Each class takes place from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 1430 Willis Drive, Bloomington, IN (Free parking)

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