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Feb. 2 - April 27
Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1 p.m. ET


We continue to face many challenges in the COVID-19 pandemic era, including how we cope with multiple stressors as individuals, teams, and campus communities. There is currently a mental health pandemic inside of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Big Ten/National Wellness Action Alliance, an action collaborative composed of faculty from each of the Big Ten universities and the University of Kentucky, is bringing together national experts for the new Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series for Faculty and Staff, a 13-week collection of half-hour sessions designed to help you build skills, knowledge, and confidence to handle stress, optimize health and well-being in yourself and your students, and bring about meaningful change to promote cultures of wellness across your communities.

The 13 sessions will cover:

Feb. 2 - Making the Case for Investing in Academic Wellness
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, The Ohio State University

Feb. 9 - Addressing Health & Well-Being during a Pandemic
Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, University of Minnesota

Feb. 16 - Breathwork (as a Stress Reliever)
Dr. Maeve Howett, University of Maryland

Feb. 23 - Overview of Stress First Aid
Dr. Susan Salmond, Rutgers University

Mar. 2 - LIVEWELL as a Framework for Enhancing Student Health and Well-Being
Drs. Kate Gawlik and Alice Teall, The Ohio State University

Mar. 9 - Harmonizing Workload
Dr. Mary Dirks, University of Iowa

Mar. 16 - Building Cultures of Wellness in Academic Settings
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, The Ohio State University

Mar. 23 - Life Champions
Drs. Carol Wahl, Shelly Amsberry and Cathrin Carithers and
Nancy Stewart, MSN, University of Nebraska

Mar. 30 - Mindfulness
Dr. Lee Walmsley, University of Kentucky

Apr. 6 - The Power of Positive Thinking
Dr. Jane Hoff, The Pennsylvania State University

Apr. 13 - 'S/CON Wellness on a Shoestring Budget
Drs. Jeana Holt and Katie Pavek, University of Wisconsin system

Apr. 20 - Improving Family and Patient Health with Guided Imagery
Drs. Pam Gampetro and Barbara Meagher, University of Illinois Chicago

Apr. 27 - HRSA grant: Nebraska Collaborative Investment in Nurses: Resiliency, Retention, & Well-being
Dr. Alyson E. Hanish, University of Nebraska

For nurses joining the webinars live, six nursing contact hours will be awarded for attending at least 10 of the 13 sessions.

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