Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.

Fall 2019

Featured

  • Money Mindset: Financial Wellness Challenge

    3-week online challenge
    Starts Semptember 9, 2019
    Free to participate

    Register now » 

    Join employees and their spouses across Indiana University for the Money Mindset Challenge! This challenge will help you:

    • Examine your spending habits
    • Learn about your personal financial values
    • And set a financial wellness goal to propel yourself forward!

    This challenge is brought to you by Healthy IU and IU MoneySmarts, and it's free to participate! As a participation incentive, eligible participants who sign up will receive a journal to use during the challenge (while supplies last). 

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Lifestyle & Physical Activity

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Wednesdays, August 28-December 11
    12:30-1:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
    Online

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    One out of every three adults has pre-diabetes. Are you or your spouse at risk? Answer a few questions to find out here: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

    "Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. If you're looking for guidance and support with making small lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes, this program is for you!

    In this program, you will learn strategies that fit YOUR life in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting. Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Food choices that make you feel great
    • How to take charge of what’s around you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Every day is a chance to live your best you! Register for Prevent Type 2 Diabetes today!

    Note: This program is intended for those who are pre-diabetic. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, visit http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursdays, September 12-November 21
    12:30-1:10 p.m.
    First class in Lockefield Village Room 1101, all others in Lockefield Village Room 4401

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    Get the benefits of yoga without bringing your mat! This expert-led class explores yoga poses with the use of a chair. This class is great for both beginners and those with yoga experience.

    Come to Chair Yoga for:

    • A mindfulness and relaxation break
    • Yoga poses you can take with you to your personal workspace
    • Calming breathing techniques

    What to wear: Loose fitting clothes you can move and stretch in. Participants might want to wear pants or longer dresses/skirts.

  • Tai Chi for Health

    Tuesdays, September 17-December 10 (skipping October 15 & 22)
    11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Law School Library, Room 355-2 (3rd floor, participants must enter through the library)
    View a map of the building

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    Join others who enjoy Tai Chi as you reap the benefits of this mind/body activity: 

    • Improve muscular strength, stability, and overall health
    • Release tension in stiff joints and muscles
    • Boost mental well-being through relaxation

    Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes/socks for Tai Chi.

  • How to Be a Savvy Consumer

    Wednesday, October 23
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)
    Online

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    Learn how to prepare great-tasting meals that are healthy — for you and your budget! Join Healthy IU’s registered dietitian, Steven Lalevich, to learn how to:

    • Decipher nutrition labels
    • Navigate the grocery store
    • Shop on a budget
    • And more!

Peace of Mind

  • Personal Resiliency Training

    Three Wednesdays:
    Participants attend all 3 Wednesday Sessions

    • Wednesday, November 13: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 20: 1:00-3:30 p.m.
    • Wednesay, December 4: 1:00-3:00 p.m.


    Located in the Regenstrief Building, 2nd floor classroom (RF-209/210)

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    This experiential training offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological health, vitality, and effectiveness at home and at work. Engaging session activities will focus on promoting self-awareness, identifying and pursuing valued goals and actions, and enhancing mindfulness and compassion for self and others.

    Co-Facilitator: Shelley Johns, PsyD, ABPP
    Dr. Johns is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in IU School of Medicine's Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and a board-certified clinical health psychologist. She is an appointed research scientist in the Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Her patient-oriented research primarily focuses on testing integrative mind-body interventions to reduce cancer-related fatigue and associated symptoms for post-treatment cancer survivors and improving adaptive coping and quality of life for adults with advanced-stage cancer and their family caregivers.

    Co-Facilitator: Kathleen Beck-Coon, MD
    Dr. Beck-Coon is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and MBSR teacher trainer through the Center for Mindfulness in Health Care, Medicine, and Society at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and an adjunct Assistant Professor in the IU School of Nursing’s Department of Community and Health Systems. Her research focus is integrating mindfulness and acceptance behavioral interventions in improving well-being in those living with a diagnosis of cancer, their families and healthcare providers.

  • Mindful Way to Stress Reduction

    Orientation:
    Wednesday, October 9
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center 309

    Classes:
    Wednesdays, October 16-November 20
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Campus Center 308

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    Are you ready to deepen your appreciation for the present moment? This class is for anyone who would like to explore and practice the concept of mindfulness.

    This program focuses on:

    • Cultivating a mindfulness practice
    • Recognizing and responding to stress with awareness and compassion
    • Improving focus and communication
    • Enhancing mind-body wellness

    Employees are invited to the orientation to assess if this class meets their needs. Employees are encouraged to commit to attending each of the sessions.

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions

    Offered by the IU School of Dentistry and Open to All

    Every Monday
    12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    School of Dentistry Building, Room B31

    No registration required

    Open to all students, faculty, and staff! Practice mindful breathing, relaxation, and guided mindfulness meditation. The room opens at noon, and you are welcome to arrive early and eat your lunch in community. Please finish your lunch before we begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Location information: The School of Dentistry Building is still under construction, so it can be difficult to find our meeting room. Please note that after entering the Dental School’s West Patient Entrance (the only entrance available at this time), the stairwell to our meeting room in the basement is in the most northeast corner of the building, just past of the offices of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.

    Sessions facilitated by Leslie Flowers and Dr. Vanchit John.

    Learn more

    Click here for building map

  • Mental Health Matters

    Wednesday, September 18
    12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)
    Online

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    What is the difference between mental health and mental wellness?  Do you know how to distinguish between the two? Is mental health affecting your life at work, home or play? Do you know how to maintain a life of mental wellness? This webinar will teach you why mental health matters and how to distinguish between it and mental wellness.  You will also learn how to recognize signs of when your mental wellness is in jeopardy and how to maintain mental wellness through practiced behaviors, monitoring thoughts and adjusting your actions.

    Program Facilitator: Susan S. Day, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC, EAS-C

    Susan Day is the manager of the Indiana University Employee Assistance Program where she leads an experienced clinical counseling team and oversees the programming for IU Health, Indiana University, and a variety of other Indiana companies. Susan has served in clinical and leadership roles for thirty years in both hospital and mental health settings. She has experience in the employee assistance field, hospice, home care, hospital social work and addictions work. She is a graduate of the IU School of Social Work for both her bachelor and master’s degrees. She is licensed as a clinical social worker and addiction counselor. Born and raised in Indiana, Susan is a Hoosier inside and out. Susan enjoys travel, cooking, the outdoors and time spent with friends and family.

  • Managing Holiday Blues

    Wednesday, November 13
    12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)
    Online

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    The holiday season is a time to celebrate, give thanks, and spend time with friends and loved ones. However, it is also a time that triggers many feelings and concerns related to current stressors possibly resulting in an onset of Holiday Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and Depression. This webinar will identify the signs and symptoms of these illnesses and discuss therapeutic treatment options. Restorative activities such as relaxation and focus, exercise, travel, and more will also be shared to assist participants with managing these illnesses. 

    Program Facilitator: Susan S. Day, ACSW, LCSW, LCAC, EAS-C

    Susan Day is the manager of the Indiana University Employee Assistance Program where she leads an experienced clinical counseling team and oversees the programming for IU Health, Indiana University, and a variety of other Indiana companies. Susan has served in clinical and leadership roles for thirty years in both hospital and mental health settings. She has experience in the employee assistance field, hospice, home care, hospital social work and addictions work. She is a graduate of the IU School of Social Work for both her bachelor and master’s degrees. She is licensed as a clinical social worker and addiction counselor. Born and raised in Indiana, Susan is a Hoosier inside and out. Susan enjoys travel, cooking, the outdoors and time spent with friends and family.

Work + Life

  • Parenting Series: Making Words Matter with Kids

    Tuesdays, October 1-October 22 & November 19
    12:30-2:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (CT)
    Online

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    Imagine how much easier parenting could be with practical strategies that actually work! In this online series, learn practical, evidence-based behavioral and communication strategies that will bring about quick results in your home. Participants will explore 6 key skills including effective instruction delivery, re-connection, child-directed play, and functional mindfulness.

    Program Facilitator: Beth A. Trammell, Ph.D, HSSP-IUE Associate Professor, Psychology

    Dr. Beth Trammell is an experienced clinician who has worked with kids and families for over 14 years in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience in working with severe emotional-behavioral disorders, including children with autism spectrum disorders. She has spent countless hours in research and practice to develop a series of skills that are meant to increase connection with kids quickly, increase compliance with adult-requests, and decrease the frustration that sometimes goes with parenting children! She is also an Associate Professor of Psychology at Indiana University East where she is the Director of the Collaborative Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program. She teaches clinical coursework in behavior disorders of childhood and adolescence, development, personality, and psychopathology.

  • Aging and Caregiver Support Series

    2-Part Online Series:

    • Part 1: Thursday, September 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)
    • Part 2: Thursday, October 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)

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    Wondering how to start the discussion with and begin planning to care for an elder loved one?  This two part webinar will answer common questions that arise among individuals that are aging or caring for an elderly loved one. Participants will learn keys to healthy aging and behaviors that assist with preventing common ailments afflicting the aging. Elements of advanced care planning, such as living arrangements, health care coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.), living wills, and health care power of attorney will also be discussed.

    Program Facilitator: Jennifer Carnahan, MD, MPH, MA, IUSM Assistant Professor of Medicine and Research Scientist

    Dr. Jennifer Carnahan’s research is focused on transitions of care from the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting to home for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This research interest has evolved since her time training as a physician in a unique, combined four-year internal medicine-geriatrics residency and fellowship program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She later used the lessons learned during her training as the chief resident for quality and patient safety. She embraced this role by teaching residents the importance of a smooth hospital discharge, how to avoid the pitfalls of an unsafe discharge, the relevance of cognition and home support environment for a successful hospital discharge, and how social determinants and concerns impact patients’ health in addition to their medical comorbidities.

Year-Round

  • One-on-One Nutrition Counseling

    Offered throughout the year
    Sessions last approx. 1 hour
    E-mail askanrd@indiana.edu or call 812-855-4948 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.

  • IUPUI Fresh Produce Market

    Third Thursday of Each Month*
    (*Check full schedule here as some dates may vary)
    10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Campus Center, Outtakes (1st Floor)

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    Bring a friend and grab some fresh produce at-cost (no price markups!) at the IUPUI Fresh Produce Market! The market offers a variety of local fruits and veggies that change with the season.

  • 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.

    Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group through the Dental School at IUPUI

    The Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group is dedicated to reducing the harm to health caused by tobacco use. In addition, to providing tobacco education, treatment, and advocacy to students, patients, and providers, the TCBG aims to provide quality multidisciplinary research on emerging tobacco products along with their oral effects and dependence.

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  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    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

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    EAP is offered through Human Resources.

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