Free workshops will outline ways to view and cope with stress

The City’s Wellness Committee has organized a series of four free workshops that explore how to achieve lifestyle balance, manage life’s typical stresses and cope with the aftermath of critical incidents and disasters. The noon hour sessions will be taught by health educators from Optum, a health services company.   

How to register

To register for any workshop that interests you, log onto HRIS and click the Learning and Development link. Then search the catalog using a word from the class title (e.g., wellness or stress). You can register for a single workshop or as many workshops as you wish.

Workshop descriptions

Wellness and you
Thursday, April 25
Noon – 1 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Is your lifestyle hazardous to your health? Wellness is much more than simply avoiding disease. This program introduces the major components of wellness, including proper nutrition, regular exercise, balanced lifestyle and stress management. Workshop topics include:

Stress management 101
Thursday, June 6
Noon – 1 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

This session will help participants identify and understand the impact of the stressors in their lives. The program will focus on using positive coping mechanisms to reduce the negative effects of stress. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice relaxation exercises. Workshop topics include:

Stress management: additional techniques
Thursday, June 20
Noon – 1 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Stress doesn’t always originate from just big issues at work, home or relationships.  Stress can result from a combination of big and little problems that contribute to headaches, upset stomach, anger, feeling a loss of control and even depression.  This session helps participants identify causes of stress and offers techniques to cope, relax and take action to reduce those pressures. Workshop topics include:

Living in an unpredictable world
Thursday, June 27
Noon – 1 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Terrorism, natural disasters and war can jolt our world, heighten our vigilance and prolong a sense of uneasiness. This session helps participants identify and normalize reactions to extraordinary events and look at healthy ways to cope. Workshop topics include:

About the presenting organization

Optum is an organization that works to improve people’s health and make the health system work better for its clients. Optum is the company that provides employee assistance services to the City of Minneapolis. The City's Employee Assistance Program makes master’s-level counselors available to employees seeking to address emotional, workplace, personal or financial concerns.



Published Mar 27, 2013



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