2021 LifeMatters Webinar Series

icons depicting some of the dimensions of wellness: a heart, a person's body, a plant growing, a group of people togetherThe FP&M and CALS Wellness Committees have partnered to bring you professional and personal wellness session topics that will help you better navigate our stressful world. Sessions are led by a professional from LifeMatters.  We hope you can join us for as many sessions that interest you and that your schedule allows. Be well!

Part 2 of the series is now available!

Dealing with Difficult Personalities

Wednesday, March 24, 1:00-2:00pm

The success of an organization is due in large part to the diversity of skills, talents and backgrounds of the people who come together to create a work group. This also means, of course, working with people who have different attitudes, habits and personalities which may be difficult to manage.

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81292

Stress or Success: Thriving in a Chaotic World

There is no magical cure for stress. However, this training can offer practical ideas on how to begin working to reduce stress right away as an overall lifestyle change.

Wednesday, March 31, 10-11am

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81293

Tuesday, May 4, 11am-12pm

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81345

Coping with Grief and Loss

Tuesday, April 6, 12-1pm

Knowing and recognizing the symptoms of grief are the first steps toward feeling good again. Learn about grief, including common reactions and symptoms.

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81294

Expressing Anger: Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, April 15, 3-4pm

Anger in itself is not negative, but how we express it can be. Anger is a normal emotion – just like being happy, sad, scared, etc. What is important about anger is what you do with it.

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81295

Living to Work or Working to Live: Finding Life Balance

Tuesday, April 20, 11:30am-12:30pm

We need to let go of the desire to achieve a perfect balance between work and family. In most cases, it is impossible and only causes more stress and guilt. However, there are things we can do to bridge the gap that exists between the two.

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81296

Personal Resilience

Tuesday, April 27, 11:30am-12:30pm

One factor influencing our stress level is how well we manage our energy. The concept of energy management is based on a new way of looking at self-discipline. It challenges the widely held view that time management is the key to work/life balance.

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81297

Previous sessions

The Winter Blues – A LifeMatters Presentation

February 17, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

The transition into the winter season can bring lowered energy and a change in mood. Learn the causes and effects of the winter blues.

Register: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81284

Managing Multiple Priorities – A LifeMatters Presentation

February 23, 2021,  8:00AM – 9:00AM

How do you manage when you have a number of priorities that require your attention? Do you end the day feeling frustrated or overwhelmed because you were not able to complete your tasks? Learn how to manage these multiple priorities.

Register: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?CK=70489

Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A LifeMatters Presentation

March 3, 2021, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Review the common stressors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and self-care strategies.

Register: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81289

Emotional Eating – A LifeMatters Presentation

March 11, 2021, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Many of us were raised to look to food as comfort for physical pain when we fell down or from the sadness we felt when our friends let us down. Using food to help us feel better has resulted in feeding our emotions rather than using food to fuel our bodies. Learn the signs of emotional eating and tips to create changes for a healthy eating patterns

Register: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81290

Generational Diversity – A LifeMatters Presentation

March 15, 2021, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

For the first time in history there are four different generations in the workplace. Learn how to value the new ideas and embrace the change that each new generation brings.

Registration Link: https://www.talent.wisc.edu/Catalog/Default.aspx?EK=81291