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Communication Skills for Families Webinar - 4/20 at 12:00 PM

Communicating well within a family takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion. Whether it's an expectation, emotion, question or other message, openness and willingness to communicate can improve overall quality of family communication, which may also help alleviate stress within a family. Identify elements of good communication and receive tips to improve communication in your family.

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Learning to Relax Workshop - 4/26 at 12:00 PM

Stress is experienced in the body as tension. This course will address how to change the way your body reacts to stress through exploring a variety of relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. The class will allow participants to learn and experience several simple relaxation tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal relaxation breathing and visualization.

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"Spring Into Wellness" - Annual Wellness Events for Faculty & Staff

Thursday, May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Alumni Hall - Hopkins Center

Additional Events will also take place at Centerra and DHMC:

  • DHMC: Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Auditoriums A & B
  • Centerra: Thursday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 41 Centerra, Room 334

Come join us as we "Spring into Wellness" with our annual wellness events. These are great opportunities to learn more about your health, relax and recharge, connect with colleagues, and gain insight into programs and resources available to support your well-being in 2018. All events will have Chair Massages, Blood Pressure Screenings, a Canvas Wellness Tote Bag Giveaway (you must attend the event to receive one), Healthy Snacks, Well-being Resources, Prizes and More!  Please see below for additional event details.

Please register in advance for the chair massage, blood pressure screenings and the mini-workshop events by clicking here.

tote bag 

This canvas tote bag can be used for all of your well-being needs! You can use it at your local farmer's market, as a gym bag, yoga bag, library bag, hobby bag, and more! 

*Please note: Items shown in the bag are for display only and are not included. You must be present at an event to receive a tote bag.*

Mini-Workshops - May 3 (Hanover campus only):

Participate in a 20-minute workshop, choosing from a variety of wellness topics. Registration is strongly recommended - register for a workshop here.

o 10:00 - 10:20 AM: Take Control of Your Health, Dr. Tiffany Lingenfelter Pierce, Senior Medical Director, Cigna

  • Learn about the importance of having a Primary Care Physician, building a relationship with your physician and why preventive care is so crucial to your health.  Having a conversation with your physician about when you should be receiving health screenings is an important step in taking control of your health. 

o 10:30 - 10:50 AM: Recreational Opportunities, Kathy Decato & Brian Kunz, Outdoor Programs

  • The Outdoor Programs Office will go into detail about local recreational opportunities they offer such as ice-skating, skiing, biking, paddling, hiking, and cabin rentals.

o 11:00 - 11:20 AM: Intro to Tai Chi, Claudia Henrion, FLIP

  • Tai Chi is a slow-moving exercise which develops strength, flexibility, and balance. It can be practiced in many ways: to promote health, as a meditation, or as a martial art. Please wear comfortable clothing.

o 11:30 - 11:50 AM: Breathe and Smile, Kathy Moore, Adam Knowlton-Young, and Terry Osborn, Tucker Center

  • A Meditation Practice - A short introductory session on pausing and breathing meditation practice that you can do in your office, at your desk, in the lunch room, or walking outside as a way to connect to your body, open your mind/heart, and lessen stress during the workday.

o 12:00 - 12:20 PM: Assessing Your Functional Balance, Carolyn Hooper, FLIP

  • We depend on our balance to keep us safe as we move through a multi-dimensional world. We change positions, change directions, and change postures.  We move ourselves forward, backward, sideways, and turn so it's important to understand and train functional, movement-based balance as part of an overall strategy for becoming strong, moving well, and staying safe - no matter whether we are facing the challenges of everyday living or the demands of sports performance.  Join us in this mini-workshop to assess your dynamic balance in all three planes of motion – you may be surprised!  Please wear comfortable clothing.

o 12:30 - 12:50 PM: Gardening and It's Impact on Nutrition, Ali Price & Randy Snelling, Health Coaches, Dartmouth Health Connect

  • Come and learn ways to become more involved in the food you love! In this workshop we will discuss what are some of the simplest veggies and fruits to plant and harvest at home. We will learn the best times to plant, grow and eat your gardened items!  We will also discuss how composting your food and meat scraps can save you time and money. Composting is easier than ever and has so many benefits which we will explore. And finally we will work together and have some fun planting!

o 1:00 - 1:20 PM: Stand Up and Stretch, Susan Emerson, Environmental Health & Safety

  • This workshop will provide attendees with information about the current state of ergonomic recommendations for sitting, standing and movement in the office. Come learn about effective ways to improve the fit of your workstation and a simple stretching program to improve your "office health."

o 1:30 - 1:50 PM: Snack Smart, Heather Wolfe, R.D., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Live Well Work Well Health Coach

  • Healthy snacks energize your body, curb hunger and help you meet your nutritional needs. Heather's discussion will provide tips and tools to support more mindful eating to support your good health.

Chair Massage:
Enjoy a 10-minute chair massage - register here to reserve your spot on the Hanover campus, at Centerra or at DHMC!

Blood Pressure Screenings:
Know your numbers and receive a blood pressure screening with a Health Coach from Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Live Well Work Well team.  Appointments will take approximately 15 minutes.  Register here

Health Station:
Take your blood pressure, weight, and waist circumference measurements using a Health Station. Health Stations are open to all employees to use.  

Prizes may include items such as a half Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share at Sweetland Farm, gift certificates to LL Bean, local yoga studios and spas, an Alumni Gym summer membership, or a FLIP class.

Visit with Campus Wellness Partners including (Hanover campus only):

  • Wellness at Dartmouth
  • Pulse at Dartmouth
  • Dartmouth Health Connect
  • F/EAP
  • FLIP 
  • Dartmouth Fitness (Alumni Gym)
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Zagster
  • Granite United Way
  • Tucker Center/Mindfulness at Dartmouth
  • Cigna

Please note: Due to limited space, not all Campus Partners will be present at the Centerra and DHMC events, however printed materials may be available. 

To facilitate employee participation, we would ask that managers be as flexible as is operationally feasible with employees' schedules to allow employees to attend the event for up to 60 minutes.

For the Wellness Event, hourly paid staff attending during your regular workday should consider the 60 minutes of time attending to be hours worked and record it as such on your timesheets. You are not expected to use personal or vacation time nor to make up the time elsewhere. If you are not regularly scheduled to work during this time, you are still welcome to attend on your own time, but the hours should not be recorded as worked. For 2nd and 3rd shift employees, or others who may not be able to make it to the event, please reach out to to see how we may be able to bring the Wellness Team to your department. 

Last Updated: 4/13/18