Join Now for July’s Hokie Wellness Programs | VTX

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Hokie Wellness offers a range of programs in July. They understand:

July 11, 12-1 p.m., EAP and LiveHealth Online Information Session: Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program, how to log in, and the resources the EAP has to offer. This session will also include a brief demo of LiveHealth Online, a robust telehealth platform that provides Anthem COVA Care members access to a variety of healthcare professionals including board-certified physicians, licensed therapists, psychologists , psychiatrists, allergy specialists, etc. Registration is mandatory.

July 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Exploring Emotions with Mindful Journaling: During this in-person session, we will explore the intersection of mindfulness/meditation and emotional awareness. Participants will have time to engage individually in a guided journal as well as a collective group discussion of the “what”, “why” and “how” of our unique emotional experiences. Registration is mandatory. Free journals will be available; the location of the program will be provided before the date.

July 14 and July 26: REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Reversal Training: Anyone can experience and develop an addiction. Learn about opioids and addiction, and how to respond in an emergency – and possibly reverse an opioid overdose. You will receive a REVIVE! emergency response kit and opioid overdose reversal medication Narcan (Naloxone) free of charge. Register here or email [email protected] Training details and directions to training locations will be provided approximately one week prior to each event.

July 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Techniques for better sleep: How is your sleep? Wish you could get more? Are you satisfied with the quality of your sleep? At one time or another, everyone will have to deal with sleep issues, such as sleep deprivation, insomnia, and/or sleep disturbances. This virtual program will provide information on what happens when you sleep, as well as tips on how to start enjoying the benefits of good sleep. Registration is mandatory.

July 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Mental Health First Aid: This in-person training helps you help someone who is going through a mental health or substance use crisis. The free program includes pre-training, participant manuals and treatment guides, and a three-year certification. By registering for the course, you will need to complete the preparatory work at least two days before the instructor-led session. Registration is compulsory and closes seven days before the date of the training. Visit the Mental Health First Aid web page to learn more about the program. Questions can be directed to Hokie Wellness at [email protected]

July 26, 10-11 a.m.: Take care of yourself or treat yourself: How do you know if your current self-care practices are actually effective and sustainable? In this highly interactive virtual workshop, we will work step by step through a self-care plan. You will learn to assess your current coping skills, develop work-life balance, and explore effective practices like mindfulness/meditation. This workshop is discussion-based and participation is encouraged. Registration is mandatory.

July 27, 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.: Guided meditation: Spend 30 minutes of your day practicing a variety of guided meditations that can help relieve stress and anxiety and energize your day. Registration is mandatory.

July 28, 2-3 p.m.: Getting your dose of vitamin G: how gratitude improves well-being: Research tells us that practicing gratitude has multiple positive benefits for health and well-being. But what does it really mean to practice gratitude? How can we develop the habit? In this virtual program, you will discover strategies for cultivating gratitude in an accessible and nourishing way. Registration is mandatory.

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