What’s on Tap for Well-Being… Weeks of 12/6 and 12/17

The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.

– Simon Sinek

This will be the last Well-being newsletter of 2021 and from the GMHEC family to yours we hope you enjoy the holidays and use the time off to recharge, have some fun, relax and indulge in some self-care.  Be sure to check the calendar for the holiday fitness class and yoga schedule. 

Seeking volunteers!  GMHEC will be holding well-being fairs on each of our college campuses in the spring of 2022 and we’re looking for volunteers to participate on a planning committee.  Join us on Wednesday, December 15th at 8:30 via zoom (password 135790) for a discussion about joining the committee.  Attending this discussion does not mean you are making a commitment to join the planning committee.  It is simply an opportunity to come and learn about what we are looking for and how you may be able to support this work.  All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of five Garmin Forerunner 35 watches. 

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Any Seasonal Funk: Join Ashley Hodgetts, Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach, and founder of Fit Together Health and Wellness for this live session.  You can thrive during this upcoming holiday season and any season of life, the only thing you must do is make yourself and your health a priority.  This session will holistically approach ways you can optimize your health during the busiest time of year. We will dive into ten things you can do to avoid any seasonal funk by equipping you with tools, education, and ideas for better health when the stress feels overwhelming, and the cookies are flowing.  All participants will be provided with an eighteen-page workbook which will walk them through all ten ways to optimize their health and offers guidance to what they may need to shift, and change based on their own current lifestyle.  Tuesday, December 7th noon-1:00 pm EST via zoom.  Preregistration is required.   To register, contact Rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org no later than 5pm on Monday, December 6th

Servant Leadership and a Sense of Belonging: How Servant Leadership Provides a Framework for Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: Creating inclusion within our teams can seem like a daunting task. Managing employee expectations in multiple working environments and changes in organizational expectations can make it difficult for leaders to create teams that are highly engaged. Utilizing servant leadership methodologies, we can create a framework for leading teams in ever-changing environments. This webinar will explore how we can create a framework where our employees are engaged and feel a sense of belonging. Participants will leave with several tools that can be implemented to start creating an environment that clarifies expectations, makes accountability easy and shows respect for each member of your team.  Tuesday, December 7th noon-1:00 pm EST.  Zoom

Setting the Right WHY This New Year:  Join the experts from The Edge for this webinar which will focus on creating sustainable habits that will last long past the first of the year.  Thursday, December 9th noon-1:00 pm EST.  Click here to register. 

The Art of Listening: Listening is the foundation of conversation and a skill that requires practice. In this session, learn how to listen actively and respond thoughtfully for better communication and understanding. Brought to you by the team from New Directions Behavioral Health.  Monday, December 13th noon-1:00 pm EST or 3:00-4:00 pm EST. Click here to register. 

How to Reset, Prioritize, and Create Goals for a Happy, Productive New Year: Join speaker and executive coach, Stella Grizont, in a discussion about setting attainable goals and resetting for the new year.  In this webinar, you will learn how to figure out what you really, really want, why willpower is not enough to help you achieve your goals, the three mind-traps that sabotage your ability to get to the finish line and how to avoid them and the most important factor in deciding which goals to set to ensure you’re happy once you succeed.  Wednesday, December 15th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST.  Click here to register.