Programs & Workshops
IU East offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.
Return to Campus — Employee Well-Being Resources
As IU transitions back to normal operations for the Fall 2021 semester, resources are available for employees’ mental and physical health. Check out Healthy IU's Return to Work webpage, which features upcoming live webinars, on-demand webinars, and additional resources. Topics include workplace health & safety, personal well-being during times of change, and parenting & caregiving.
Mondays, May 31-July 26 (July 5 session is tentative)
Please drop in; no registration is required.
Join us for some relaxation and light movement. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate and no previous yoga experience is required to attend. Throughout these sessions, there will be poses that require you to be in standing, seated and lying down postures, all of which will be broken down and cued at an appropriate tempo and pace.
Please bring a mat or towel. Dress comfortably for stretching and movement.
All are welcome to join.
This class is hosted by the Center for Health Promotion. Please contact Deanna Cooper if you have questions at email@example.com.
Cervical Cancer and HPV Prevention 101: Take Charge of Your Health
Wednesday, June 2
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:00-11:15 a.m. (CT)
Join a panel of experts to learn the basics about cervical cancer, how to prevent it with the HPV vaccine, and actionable steps to take to ensure your best health. This session will cover who gets cervical cancer, additional risk factors, trends in Indiana, signs and symptoms, how and when to get screened, HPV vaccine information for males and females, and more. Also hear from IU Human Resources Benefits to learn about your covered preventative care benefits.
- Mary Robertson, MPH, Director, Indiana Cancer Consortium
- Chemen Neal, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology; Director of Holistic Student Success and Advocacy, IU School of Medicine
- Darron R. Brown, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Christan Royer, Director, Benefits, IU Human Resources
Mid-Day Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions
2 Options Available!
12:30-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:30-Noon (CT)
Live online at https://iu.zoom.us/j/4827247576
Facilitator: Leslie Flowers
(Offered by the IU School of Dentistry and open to all!)
Fridays, June 4-July 30, 2021 (no session on July 2)
1:00-1:30 p.m. (ET) / Noon–12:30 p.m. (CT)
Live online at https://iu-baa.zoom.us/j/84226115771
Facilitator: Alexandra Copeland, LMHC, NCC
You are warmly welcome to participate in weekly 30-minute guided meditation practices live online. 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 to relax and refocus in the midst of your workday. Participants are muted during the session; we encourage you to have cameras on to create a sense of community.
Talking About Mental Health: Mental Health in the Workplace
Tuesday, June 8
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (ET) / 10:30-11:45 a.m. (CT)
1 in 4 adults in the United States experiences a mental health concern every single year. While emotional distress is not always a sign of mental illness, it can still take a major toll on employee wellbeing. Fortunately, employees and organizations can take steps to create a supportive environment. Taking these basic steps not only helps employees in distress and connects them to care — it increases employee resilience and engagement, as well as productivity.
Presented by: SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Laughing with Yourself: Applying Humor for Wellness
Thursday, June 17
Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)
We’ve all heard that "laughter is the best medicine," but how do you use humor intentionally for wellness? This workshop is designed to help you find out more about the therapeutic use of humor for wellness (managing stress/mental health/grieving/self-care) and for having fun! You don’t have to be funny to come to this workshop. Just be ready to SEE funny, as we open our eyes to the ways humor and laughter can be integrated into work and play. This will be an interactive session; we welcome you to try humor and see where it fits for YOU!
Facilitator: Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CHP, MATS, CPS; Prevention Insights, Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, IU Bloomington. Mallori is a licensed mental health therapist and a certified humor professional as well as a seriously silly person.
Wednesday, July 7
11:00 a.m.-Noon (ET) / 10:00-11:00 a.m. (CT)
We are all good at attending to the needs of those around us, but we often forget to attend to our own needs. And that is a set up for things like burnout, stress, and resentment. Research shows that people who adopt self-compassion practices have less depression and anxiety and are more likely to experience positive mind states like happiness and life satisfaction. This session will explore what self-compassion means and offer some simple ways to offer it to yourself.
Facilitator: Jonathan Walker, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne; Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, International Mindfulness Teacher's Association
Mentally and Emotionally Preparing Parents and Kids for the New School Year
Thursday, July 22
12:15-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:15 a.m.-Noon (CT)
Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Beth Trammell shares strategies to help get both you and your child prepared for the upcoming school year. This past year has been a roller-coaster of a year for us socially, mentally, and emotionally. As we approach the end of summer and beginning of the academic year, many of us are experiencing mixed emotions. Join us as we honor those feelings and welcome new change this coming year!
Facilitator: Dr. Beth Trammell, Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology, IUE
Caught in the Middle: How to Cope as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver
Tuesday, August 3
1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET) / Noon-1:00 p.m. (CT)
Are you juggling the care of your parents and kids while trying to focus on your job too? If so, you are probably in the caregiving sandwich and you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults ages 40-59 are caring for both an aging parent and child and most are also in the workforce. Is there a way for sandwich generation caregivers, whether you are a daughter, son, spouse or partner, to manage it all without feeling guilty and depleted? The answer is yes, but you’ll need some support, both at home and at work. If you are caught in the middle, don’t miss this lively and dynamic webinar in which you will learn important caregiving strategies and find ways to take care of yourself too.
Presented by Care.com
Shifting Your Mindset for Maintaining Healthy Habits
Thursday, August 5
11:00 a.m.-Noon (ET) / 10:00-11:00 a.m. (CT)
Science tells us that if you think differently, you'll act differently. During this webinar we will walk you through how a helpful mindset is important to overall wellness and sustaining behavior changes. Plus, techniques that you and your colleagues can put into practice every day!
This session is presented by IU WW (Weight Watchers) Coaches Hannah Carroll and Vicki Holle.
Grief & Loss During Times of Uncertainty
Grief and loss come in many forms, and affect us all in many different ways. Sometimes it comes when we experience death or dying, but grief can also reach us when we lose relationships, jobs and financial stability, and beloved traditions or experiences. There is no one right way or right time to process our grief. This year has exposed us all to a myriad of losses, large and small. This session will discuss these topics, the impact grief can have on our lives and our well-being, and possible ways to cope.
Kathleen Gilbert, PhD,FT, Professor Emerita, Applied Health Science, Indiana University-Bloomington
Rebecca Gilbert, PhD, CTRS, Health Educator, Indiana University's Student Health Center-Bloomington
SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by CuraLinc Healthcare, is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals. SupportLinc’s licensed counselors can provide short-term assistance with issues such as:
- grief and loss
- substance abuse
- marriage and relationship problems
- work-related pressures
- stress and anxiety
Eligibility: Services are provided at no cost to all employees, IU Residents, Graduate Appointees, Fellowship Recipients, and their household members.
- Unlimited 24/7/365 telephonic counseling with a professionally licensed counselor
- Up to six face-to-face counseling sessions per issue, per year at no cost (sessions are held in-person or over secure video)
- Access to comprehensive content and tools through SupportLinc’s website and eConnect® mobile app (Case sensitive username: iu)
WW — Weight Watchers Reimagined
IU is excited to offer WW as a covered benefit, year-round, at no cost to you! “Digital” and “Digital + Workshops” options are available.
Who can participate?
The following individuals are eligible to participate in WW:
- All benefit-eligible Academic and Staff employees; and
- Spouses covered on an IU medical plan
Visit iu.ww.com to learn more and register!
What options are available?
WW provides science-based tools through nutrition education, social support, and healthy lifestyle habits like physical activity and stress management. WW delivers programming in two ways to fit your lifestyle:
- OPTION 1 — Digital Only (e-Tools): an easy-to-use app and website to track your food, movement, and weight goals; barcode scanner, restaurant items, and over 5,000 recipes; and expert chat available 24/7.
- OPTION 2 — Workshops + Digital: offers access to workshops in the community (check WW Studio locations) and online, with guidance from a trained WW Coach and motivation from members who are on the same path. Additionally, this option provides access to all the digital tools.
Attend a Private Virtual Workshop Exclusively for You and Your IU Colleagues
IU employees have the option to attend weekly Virtual Workshops with familiar faces. Gather your fellow WW members and join a Coach for your healthy dose of guidance, inspiration, and support.
To view the schedule and details, join IU’s Connect group by clicking here.
Important: You must click the link from a mobile device to be directed to the Connect group.
What is WW?
A science-based approach that works
WW has helped millions lose weight with the latest nutritional and behavior change science. And, members lost 10% more weight on WW Freestyle than the the prior program!
Smart tools in the palm of your hand
Just tap the WW app for simple tracking, a barcode scanner, loads of recipes, 24/7 support...and more great weight loss tools to help you succeed!
The power of community
Share your journey and swap tips for success in our Workshops and on Connect, our members-only social platform.
Virtual One-on-One Nutrition Counseling
Offered throughout the year
Sessions last approx. 1 hour
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment
If you have questions about food, we have answers. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you develop a plan to achieve your health goals. Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, including weight loss, heart-healthy eating, digestive health, and more. One-on-one nutritional counseling is available at no charge for full-time employees and their spouses by appointment.
Testing and tracking your blood glucose levels is a crucial component of successful diabetes management, but it can sometimes be a costly and time-consuming manual process. Now, there’s a better way.
IU’s prescription benefit includes the CVS Caremark Transform Diabetes Care (TDC) program. The voluntary program combines advanced technology from Livongo with tools and support from CVS Caremark to help IU plan members live the life they want. All program costs are covered by the university under the CVS Caremark prescription benefit.
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
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.