Workplace Wellness Workshops

** Please note**  if you would like to register for a workshop and it is full, please sign up on the waiting list so we can either contact you if a space becomes available or add another session if possible.


April 2017

Title: Helping Children Cope with Separation and Divorce
Date: April 4
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: 
MDCL 3023
Presenter: Yvonne Zirnhelt
Description:  Divorce can be painful and confusing. The way parents handle the situation will influence how the child or children will cope. Children need empathy, love, and support at a time when parents may have less to draw on themselves. This session will provide participants with a deeper understanding of what goes on in the hearts and minds of children of all ages in the wake of marital disruption in order to assist parents in fostering their children's resilience. The workshop will also describe how to explain divorce to children; how to address common responses such as reunification fantasies, separation anxiety, and anger; and will offer tips on how to support children who have witnessed parental conflict. 

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May 2017

Session 1

Title: Letting Go of Stress
Date: May 4, 2017
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: BSB 138
Presenter: Nathan Cooper
Description: Dr. Nathan Cooper guides McMaster employess through the process of identifying stressors in their life, and coming up with ways to cope and let go. This session also includes guided breathing exercises. 

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Session 2

Title: Beyond Stigma: Increasing Our Understanding of Mental Health in the Workplace
Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: MDCL 3023
Presenter: Yvonne Zirnhelt
Description: In today's society, there remains a lack of awareness, and sometimes bias, regarding mental health problems. This wellness session will assist participants in enhancing their understanding of the personal and environmental factors that can have an impact on mental health, the common signs and symptons of mental health troubles, and the most appropriate prevention and intervention strategies.

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Session 3: Downtown Employee Offering

Title: Beyond Stigma: Increasing Our Understanding of Mental Health in the Workplace
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: OJN 112
Presenter: Marybeth Fortune
Description: In today's society, there remains a lack of awareness, and sometimes bias, regarding mental health problems. This wellness session will assist participants in enhancing their understanding of the personal and environmental factors that can have an impact on mental health, the common signs and symptons of mental health troubles, and the most appropriate prevention and intervention strategies.

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June 2017

Title: Improving Workplace Communication
Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: 
MDCL 3023
Presenter: Dr. Marybeth Fortune
Description: Successful work groups are comprised of individuals who know how to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders in a variety of settings and circumstances. This session will review key skills that enhance our ability to work well with others by providing information about speaking confidently and assrtively, creating a supportive communication climate, listening effectively, and asking clear questions.

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