Healthy IU Upcoming Programs

Healthy IU programs are free to all full-time IU employees and their spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan. Find all Spring 2022 programs here.

What's Happening: January 2022

Physical Well-Being

  • Nutrition Nuggets

    Wednesdays, January 19-April 27
    12:30-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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    Join Registered Dietitian Steven Lalevich on Wednesdays for a nutrition conversation via Zoom. Each week, we’ll explore a nutrition topic and open up the dialogue for Q&A. No need to attend every session; join us when you can.

  • Cooking with Katie: Classic Minestrone Soup

    Classic Minestrone Soup
    Thursday, January 20
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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    It may be cold outside, but let’s make it warm in the kitchen! Join IU Bloomington Student Health Center registered dietitian, Katie Shepherd, as she teaches you how to make a warm and hearty minestrone soup that will make a nourishing family meal or a great meal prep lunch option!

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Tuesdays, January 25-May 10
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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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:

    "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 with pre-diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, learn more about the diabetes management program available through IU's prescription benefit. Find additional resources for living with diabetes on the CDC website.

  • Your Guide to Meal Prepping & Planning

    Thursday, January 27
    Noon-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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    Some of us are Tupperware-gurus, while others enjoy planning their meals the morning of. During this webinar, a WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) Coach shares the benefits of meal planning and prepping, how you can conquer the grocery store and more tips for a successful week of meals. We will also review WW membership options available to you.

    Presented by WW Coaches Hannah Carroll and Vicki Holle.

  • IUPUI: Indoor Physical Activity for Winter Weather

    December 1, 2021-March 19, 2022
    Use cardio equipment at no cost!
    Jaguar Campus Recreation ("The Jag"), Campus Center Room 156
    IUPUI employees only

    When it's too chilly to be outside, grab a friend and walk or spin at Jaguar Campus Recreation for free! (IUPUI employees only, cardio equipment only.) Must present Crimson Card and sign in on arrival. 

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday
    Noon - 10 p.m.

    Contact Campus Recreation at or 317-274-2824

Peace of Mind

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness Practice

    2 Options Available!

    Mondays, January 24-May 9
    12:30-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:30-Noon (CT)
    Live online at
    Facilitator: Leslie Flowers

    These sessions practice the relaxation tools of conscious breathing, meditation, and chair yoga. 

    Thursdays, January 20-April 28 
    12:15-12:45 p.m. (ET) / 11:15–11:45 a.m. (CT)
    Live online at 
    Facilitator: Linda F. Brown, PhD, HSPP; Trained Teacher, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
    Click here to add these sessions to your Outlook calendar.

    You are warmly welcome to participate in these 30-minute sessions that include 15 to 20 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation practice plus a short reading about mindfulness. This is offered on a drop-in basis; you can join us whenever it fits your needs and/or circumstances, no advance notice required. We hope you will benefit from this span of stillness to relax and refocus in the midst of your workday. Participants are muted throughout the session; we encourage you to have cameras on to create a sense of community.

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

    Tuesdays, February 1-March 8
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 10:30-11:30 a.m. (CT)

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    We are all good at attending to the needs of those around us, but we are often very hard on ourselves. 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. Mindful Self-Compassion is a training developed by Kristen Neff, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Austin, and Christopher Germer, Ph.D., of Harvard. Please join us for this chance to re-learn how to include yourself in your own circle of caring.

    The course provides a number of ways to bring self-compassion into even the most stressful moments. Here is a breakdown of the sessions:

    • Session 1: Exploring what self-compassion is and seeing how it does or does not show up for us, and then looking at ways to cultivate it.
    • Session 2: Seeing how to bring more self-compassion into our lives with simple, easy to implement practices that can be done in the moment.
    • Session 3: Looking at ways to work with the inner critic and to find our inner compassionate voice.
    • Session 4: Using self-compassion to work with difficult emotions.
    • Session 5: Investigating caregiver fatigue and burnout, and how self-compassion can remind us to offer care to ourselves as we attend to the needs of others.
    • Session 6: Exploring the importance of our core values, and how self-compassion can help when we can’t completely live in alignment with those values. We will also look at the resources available to maintain a self-compassion practice.

    Facilitator: Jonathan Walker, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne; Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, International Mindfulness Teacher's Association

  • Gratitude Support Group

    Wednesdays, February 2-March 9
    Noon-12:55 p.m.

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    Developing lifelong habits of gratitude may be one of the best investments you can make in your mental health. This 6-week group program offers support and accountability for folks who are serious about practicing (not just learning about) gratitude. Group members will participate in daily group-based online gratitude journaling during the group program. Group sessions will focus on sharing from one’s gratitude journal, expressing interpersonal gratitude within the group, as well as supporting group members in practicing gratitude in their daily lives. Group sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Joel Wong, an IUB Professor of Counseling Psychology who conducts research on gratitude.


    1. Full-time and part-time employees at IU
    2. Commitment to attending every session
    3. Daily online gratitude journaling throughout the duration of the group program

Compassion Culture Series

  • Difficult Moments with Teens

    4-part series:

    • Tuesday, January 25
    • Thursday, February 24
    • Thursday, March 24
    • Thursday, April 28

    12:15-1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:15 a.m.-Noon (CT)

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    Being a teen is hard and parenting a teen can be difficult. They are concerned about being liked by their peers, doing well in school, and getting along with their families, all while going through physiological and physical changes. Dr. Beth Trammel is prepared to offer tips and answer questions regarding difficult moments you may experience with your teens. 

    Facilitator: Beth A. Trammell, Ph.D, HSSP, IU East Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Intergroup Dialogue Training

    4-Part Series
    Thursdays, January 27-February 17
    1:00-3:00 p.m. (ET) / Noon-2:00 p.m. (CT)

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    Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) provides a unique forum to explore issues related to social identities. IGD engages in conversations focused on creating understanding. It works through the conflicts and differences that exist based on social identities. This sustained dialogue process involving four carefully structured progression steps (identified above) allows participants to discuss important, yet uncomfortable issues in a safe, supportive environment.

    The four-part course is structured to help participants learn, practice, and leave knowing how to have difficult conversations with local partners, communities, and within personal relationships.

    It is recommended that participants attend all four sessions. This training will not be recorded.

    Program Facilitators: Daniel Griffith; IUPUI Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director; Office of Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs; and Angela Reese; IU Human Resources; Healthy IU Work Life Analyst