Yoga Nidra for Calming the Mind – Four-part workshop series (virtual)
Fridays, October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12 noon – 1 pm
Instructed by Judy Springer, NAU ERI, Research Associate; MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling; RYT 200Tension itself is not necessarily a bad thing but unhealthy stress may be created if tension is not paired with relaxation practices. Each class will begin with a short lecture on mental habits that create stress, followed by a facilitated yoga nidra session. Yoga nidra is an integrative style of yoga which promotes deep relaxation through a meditative practice that restores the body and quiets the mind. This class adheres to the Amrit integrated method of yoga nidra and is suitable for all levels.Zoom registration link
Aerobic Winter Challenge registration now open!
Stay active this winter, have fun with your work team, and win prizes! Identify a team leader and form at team of 5 – 10 people (spouses and children are welcome to join!) while we help motivate each other to remain physically active through the winter months.
Stress and Resiliency Mini-workshops
Thursday mornings, 8:30 – 9 am, through December 9
Led by Heather Nash, EAW Director and Psychologist
EAW providers have been hearing that employees are having trouble managing and/or bouncing back from stress these days. Drop in as you can on Thursday mornings to learn more about managing stress and improving your ability to bounce back when you do experience stress.Each week, Dr. Nash will discuss a different aspect of stress and provide a stress management/resiliency strategy to try, as well as daily, brief practices for the coming week. Help us build a campus culture of well-being and resiliency, starting with you! All NAU employees are welcome. Zoom meeting link
Breaking the Burnout Cycle
Thursdays, 12 noon – 1 pm, September 23, 30, October 7, and October 14
Led by Heather Nash, EAW Director and Psychologist
Join us for this 5-session workshop (first meeting was on September 16) and growth group for women, as we discuss how to break the burnout cycle. Topics will parallel the bestselling book Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, by Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, which illustrates some of the ways women and men experience stress differently. All are welcome, however, those that identify as female may find it the most relevant or useful. We will focus on processing and applying ideas and strategies to our own lives. After working through the material, the group will decide whether to continue with monthly booster meetings to help with maintenance. Zoom registration link
Weekly Meditation for Faculty and Staff Friday mornings, 8:30 – 9 am- through November 19, 2021
Guided by EAW staff
Fall provides us with the opportunity to see, in full color, the changes happening all around us. We too may reflect on the changes we’ve experienced as a result of the world breaking open all around us. As we take a few moments each week to stabilize the body, mind, and heart, we can turn our awareness into action, to change ourselves and the world around us. Please join us this month for a weekly guided mindfulness meditation session focused on the process of transformation. We will do 15-20 minutes of meditation and then have 5-10 minutes of discussion.
Everyone is welcome, whether you have a regular meditation practice, have taken a class before, or are trying mindfulness meditation for the first time.
Good Grief: Really, can anything good come from grief?
(A support group to help cope with the death of loved one/s)
Tuesdays, October 26 – November 23, 12 noon – 1:30 pm (5 sessions)
Led by Shawnee McDowell, EAW Counselor and Trainer
Regardless of the cause when someone we care about dies it is challenging. During COVID-19, it has been exceptionally hard, for so many reasons. In this group, we will come together virtually and connect with others who have gone through the same thing; the death of a loved one during COVID-19 (regardless of the cause of death).
Over five sessions (we strongly encourage you to come to all five) we will talk about grief and coping; witness each other’s stories and come up with personal and symbolic ways to move forward.
We hope you can join us! If you are interested in joining the group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the best phone number to reach you and the presenter will contact you shortly.
EAW Book Club: The Whole Brained Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
By Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Wednesday, October 27, 12 noon – 1 pm
Facilitated by Mike Bouck, EAW Counselor and Trainer
In this book, by neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel and parenting expert Tina Bryson, the authors explain – and make accessible – the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The authors offer 12 age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and cultivate healthy emotion and intellectual development. While much of what you’ll read can be creatively tailored for teens, this book focuses on the years from birth to 12, centering especially on toddlers, school-age kids, and pre-teens.
Foundations of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Mondays, November 1, 8, 15 and 22, 3 – 5 pm
Presented by Mike Bouck, EAW Counselor and Trainer
This virtual, four-part, two-hour class is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn who developed the MBSR program to support people with chronic health challenges. In the 40 years since its inception, it has been extensively researched and proven effective at addressing several other challenges to modern life as well. This class will explore the foundations of mindfulness meditation through guided practice, group discussion, and home practice. It will be experiential with little didactic instruction. This class is open to beginners and is a natural next step for those newer to mindfulness who would like to explore mindfulness more deeply, or practice with others. Those with formal mindfulness practice experience who would like to continue or re-establish a practice routine are also encouraged to participate. All are welcome!
Mobile Onsite Mammography Monday, November 15, 8 am – 5 pm
Skydome parking lot (south-east corner)
Mobile On-site Mammography (MOM) provides early detection breast cancer screening with professional and experienced staff using digital, computer aided detection (CAD) technology for your safety and comfort, right at work!
This program is also open to spouses of employees. Extended Campuses employees may call the number below to find out when MOM will be available throughout the state. Women under the age of 35 years must provide a primary care provider referral.
Please call 800-285-0272 to schedule your appointment and have your insurance card on hand.
Lifter On-demand Wellness Programs
Lifter is a self-guided, on demand wellness resource on a variety of wellness topics. Employees may access pre-recorded workshops on physical, mental, and emotional health topics. Visit Lifter EAW Programs to learn more!
(To access Lifter programs, you must be on campus or signed on to the NAU VPN. Once you are on the Lifter page, click on the link in the upper, left corner titled “Course Catalog” to access videos.)
Bookmans Little Community Library in the HLC Bookmans, in partnership with EAW, has set up a lending library outside of the EAW office. It is a take-one, leave-one, free library. Check it out on the second floor of the HLC, in the hallway outside of the EAW office.