Mental Well-Being Series: Self-Regulating Stress

Self-Regulating Stress

This webinar series will explore ways to self-regulate daily stress, such as mindfulness, setting boundaries, and resiliency. Learn more or register for a webinar below.

  • Work-Life Balance: Stop the Obsession

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    Work-life balance is becoming an increasingly more popular topic of discussion by employers, employees, and job applicants alike. During this session, we will discuss the concept of work-life balance, how it can be damaging to one’s personal and professional life, and consider alternative approaches to thinking about these issues, including reflective practice and experimentation.

    Program Facilitators: 

    Megan M. Palmer, PhD, MS

    Megan M. Palmer, PhD, is associate dean of the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Dr. Palmer is also vice chair for education and faculty development and associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. Further, Megan is an associate professor of higher education in the IU School of Education – Indianapolis. In her associate dean position, Megan supports faculty in teaching, promotion and tenure, orientation, work–life integration, and other aspects of faculty life.

    Emily C. Walvoord, MD

    As the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the IU School of Medicine (IUSM), Dr. Walvoord oversees the enhanced statewide delivery and continuous improvement in the areas of academic advising and career mentoring, wellness, and development of a new student success program, among other services, at all nine campuses. Prior to moving into her student affairs role, Dr. Walvoord was an assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development and an associate program director for the pediatric residency program at IUSM.

  • Navigating Work + Life: Boundary Management

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    Technology that allows for continuous connectivity to work and the demands of family life have increased. The rise of work + life integration challenges our ability to maintain boundaries between work and personal life, resulting in undue stress. This webinar will discuss simple strategies participants can put in place to maintain healthy boundaries and reduce stress.

    Program Facilitators: Marielena R. Burt, Community and Organizational Leadership MSW Student, Healthy IU Work + Life Intern 

  • GRIT: How to Bounce Back from Adversity, Challenges, and Failure

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    Most of us would like to be a little grittier to achieve our goals, but cultivating the passion and perseverance to bounce back from adversity and failure is a skill we're rarely taught. In this workshop you'll learn: Why is GRIT important? What are the five characteristics of GRIT? Strategies to increase your GRIT to work through adversity, challenge, and failure.

    Program Facilitator:

    Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, JD, MEd

    Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the department of Business Law and Management at the IU Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis. She has extensive consulting experience in the areas of professional development, team dynamics and cultural competency. Charlotte is a Certified Facilitator and Administrator: Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and Intercultural Conflict Inventory.

  • Art-Based Approaches to Self-Care

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    In this webinar, participants will explore the connections between art making and mindfulness. Art-based experiences individuals can utilize at home or in the workplace to combat feelings of stress, burnout, and anxiety will be demonstrated. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about museum art therapy and wellness, as a profession.

    Program Facilitator: Lauren Daughtery, MAT

    Lauren Daugherty is the Arts-Based Wellness Experiences Manager and art therapist at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at IU Bloomington. In this role, she leads art therapy and wellness groups for individuals of all ages from Indiana University and the greater Bloomington community. These experiences utilize in-gallery and art-making experiences to promote health and well-being. She received her master’s in art therapy from Herron School of Art + Design at IUPUI and has experience leading art therapy and wellness groups for individuals with disabilities and those with mental and behavioral health concerns.

  • The Attentive Bite: How to Transition from Mindless to Mindful Eating

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    Join Healthy IU Registered Dietitian Steven Lalevich as he shares techniques for mindful eating and tips on food choices that have been shown to reduce stress and increase well-being.

    Program Facilitator: Steven Lalevich, RD