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Monday Morning Meditation

Monday Morning Meditation

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All Coordinator 
Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Monday, Aug. 23 - Nov. 29 (Every Monday) 
Time:               10 a.m.
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union, The Carnahan Student Senate Chamber

Participate in a guided meditation practice to get your week started on a positive note. Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment, and eventually you may start to better understand them as well.


Wellness Workshop

Wellness Workshop

Monica Zeigel, Hope 4 All Coordinator 
Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:               Wednesday, Aug. 25 - Dec. 1 (Every Wednesday) 
Time:               3 p.m.
Length:            50 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Meeting Room D

This workshop topic will offer various topics including resilience, stress, anxiety, sleeping patterns, depression, journaling, developing connections, setting goals, and hope. Resources, activities, improving mental wellness, and normalizing mental illness are important topics in all these workshops. No registration is required.


RESPOND

RESPOND

Rachel Mayfield MA, LPC
Counselor/W
ellness Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:          Monday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 22
Time:          3 - 5 p.m. 
Length:       4 Hours (Must attend both days)
Location:     The Station Center

RESPOND is a program designed to teach the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) how to recognize and respond to mental health concerns. The course is organized around the acronym RESPOND:

Recognize signs
Empathize
Share concerns
Pose open questions
Offer hope
Navigate resources and policy 
Do self-care

Content includes a brief overview of mental health problems on college campuses, discussion about stigma and culture, an overview of signs associated with mental health problems. We define mental health problems broadly. The remainder of the course is focused on how to effectively respond with basic listening and empathy, risk assessment at the lay level, support, referral, and taking care of self (including appropriate boundaries based on role or personal preference).

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*These training dates are for faculty and staff only.


Managing Stress so that Stress Doesn't Manage You

Managing Stress so that Stress Doesn't Manage You

Michele Burch Reid, MS
Principal at LCI, Legacy Consulting Institute
Organizational Effectiveness & Personal Development Consultant

www.legacyconsultinginstitute.com 

Date:               Thursday, Sept. 30
Time:               11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

In this interactive workshop, Michele Burch Reid, MS, guides you in learning how stress affects the body, how to reverse those effects, and build resilience.

Michele Burch Reid, MS, founder of Legacy Consulting Institute specializes personal & professional development, using personality type and emotional intelligence. Her clients include individuals, families and organizations working to improve individual and team performance. She has a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology & an undergraduate degree in Psychology & Child Development from the University of Kansas. Michele has several certifications in the area of Personality Type, emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Biofeedback and other brain based tools.


Nobody Ever Wins a Fight

Nobody Ever Wins a Fight

Dale Stewart, Author

Date:               Wednesday, Oct. 6
Time:               11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
Length:            60 Minutes
Location:          Student Union Ballroom

Whether a natural result of being human or an intentional creation, the air seems to be filled with the behavior and language of conflict. Most individuals lose employment not from lack of ability to “do the job” but from lack of ability to get along with others.

This interactive workshop will help participants learn to listen carefully to others, and to themselves. Techniques and language clues will be shared to help an individual or group navigate the “Levels and Momentum of Conflict” and slice through the “Golf Ball of Perception and Power.”

W. Dale Stewart has spent a lifetime of working with individuals and groups as a mediator, police detective, consultant and ordained minister. He has led conflict resolution workshops in the U.S. and Canada, as has served as a mediator with courts throughout Missouri.


Creating an Inclusive Environment Through Inclusive Language

Creating an Inclusive Environment Through Inclusive Language

Dr. Justin Mallett, Assistant Vice President
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:      Monday, Oct. 18
Time:      10 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.
Length:   60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

This presentation will look at the importance of using inclusive language in our efforts to create and foster an inclusive campus environment. This presentation will cover topics such as using gender pronouns, culturally competent language and the importance of fostering an inclusive environment. Dr. Mallett will also answer questions and engage in thoughtful dialogue on the topic to help students understand why inclusion is important.


Bridge the Gap between the 4 Generations

Bridge the Gap between the 4 Generations

Candy Whirley, CSP
SBG Services, LLC

www.candywhirley.com 

Date:      Thursday, Nov. 11 
Time:      9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.
Length:   60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

This interactive, energetic and entertaining presentation will enable participants to truly understand that there are not only differences but commonalities between generations X, Y, Boomers, and even Zs!

Takeaways:
-Understand HOW to motivate, communicate with the Boomers to the Zs.
-Understand five key ideas about how each generation ... like what is their work ethic?
-Learn how we keep the Generation Zs from job hopping.