Faculty & Staff Wellness Program Workshops this Month

Workshop Series with Silvia Austerlic: Compassionate Listening Presence from the Inside Out: Self-Care, Service, and Community Building

As the Dalai Lama says, compassion is no longer a luxury, it is essential for our human survival. The intelligence of the heart is confirmed in research in the field of Neurocardiology. Cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace from the inside out. Listening may seem like such a simple and natural act. However, Compassionate Listening can be very demanding, and involves respect for, and loving awareness of the presence and expressions of another human being. Compassionate listening presence relies on strengthening the influence of the heart through cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, while learning to “show up” and “be present” in caring supportive ways. It’s important to learn how to stay present and open in times of crisis, navigate conflict, work with our judgments and triggers, and humanize those we think of as "other.” These are life-­long practices that serve in all relationships ­‐ as a co‐worker, friend, and leader. They can guide you to heal troubled relationships, and strengthen peace-­making skills in daily life.

Part 3: Celebrating a Community Listening Circle: Listening as Community Building
Friday, March 12th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
When upsetting events happen in the world, they trigger strong feelings in many of us—sadness, anger, fear, confusion, worry. We tend to carry these feelings around with use through the day. Authentic communication, speaking and listening with/from the heart, is built around and is supported by the other essential human behaviors: respect, trust, care, curiosity, and patience. The purpose of this session is to experience a “safe and brave space” for speaking and listening from the heart, and engaging in authentic conversations that help engender mutual understanding and support among people in stressful times, and create community at a time when it’s most needed.
In this workshop, you will:
- Speak from the heart with language that reflects a healing intention
- Listen with the heart - allow divergence and find a deeper point of connection
- Develop understanding and appreciation of one another's beliefs and perspectives
- Increase capacity to be present and connect with self and others
Sign up for Part 3 here.

This series will be presented by Silvia Austerlic, an intercultural educator, facilitator and consultant @ Senti-Pensante Connections. She is a working member of the Radical Resilience Initiative and a lecturer for Oakes College where she developed and teaches a class titled “Building an inner sanctuary” about the cultivation of inner and external resources in order to show up for social justice and community care. She also facilitates campus-wide learning events surrounding cultural humility, social justice, and fostering care in the community.

Heart Healthy Eating Workshop: Friday, March 19th, 12pm-1pm

We are a heart-sick society, with heart disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women in America, coming in at a whopping 655,000 deaths per year. This class will cover the different forms of cardiovascular disease as well as risk factors involved. Madia will discuss what constitutes a heart healthy food, and why antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals are important key players. Learn how to combat inflammation to prevent heart disease and why cholesterol needs to be redeemed as a necessary part of human health.

This workshop will be presented by Madia Jamgochian. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

Please note this meeting will be recorded.

Sign up for the Heart Healthy Eating workshop here.

Wellness Workshops for 2020-2021

To RSVP to any of the workshops below, please click the registration link or email Jessica Bulleri at jbulleri@ucsc.edu.

  • Optimizing Digestion Webinar: Friday, July 31, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. 
  • Know Your Macros Part 1: Start Your Day with Protein Webinar: Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Restorative Practices: Recover Your Center with Aiki-Presence: Monday, September 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM. Register here.
  • Know Your Macros Part 2: Choose Smart Carbs Webinar: Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Living Time Meaningfully Part 1: Daring to Take a Pause: Monday, November 2, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM. Register here.
  • Parenting in a New Age: Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here on November 9th. Password is 206669.
  • Kaiser in the Kitchen Week 1: Mindful Eating Webinar: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here. Password is Thrive123. Download the resource How to Read a Food Label here. If you'd like to keep track of your weight and physical activity throughout the end of the year, you can use Kaiser's Maintain Don't Gain Personal Weekly Tracker, here.
  • Kaiser in the Kitchen Week 2: Thriving During the Holidays Webinar: Tuesday, November 17th, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here. Password is Thrive123. Download the resource Thriving During the Holidays here.
  • Know Your Macros Part 3: Embracing Healthy Fats Webinar: Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Register here.
  • Kaiser in the Kitchen Week 3: Total Health Nutrition Webinar: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here. Password is Thrive123. Download the resource Staples for your Pantry, here.
  • Living Time Meaningfully Part 2: The Personal Leadership Practice of Navigating Uncertainty: Monday, November 30, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM. Register here.
  • Kaiser in the Kitchen Week 4: Cooking Demo - Healthier Holiday Fare: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here. Password is Thrive123. Download the resource Ready-made Breakfast Prep, here.
  • Kaiser in the Kitchen Week 5: Mindful Living Webinar: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here. Download the resource Ready-made Soup here.
  • Kaiser in the Kitchen Week 6: Resolution to Change Webinar: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Join here. Download the resource Healthy Snack Ideas here.
  • Living Time Meaningfully Part 3: A Healthy Meaningful Use of Our Time: Monday, December 14, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM. Register here.
  • Boosting Immune Function Webinar: Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Fit at Work: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Join here. Password is autogenerated. Login by entering your name and email in the appropriate sections.
  • Eat More Veggies: Friday, January 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Compassionate Listening Presence from the Inside Out Part 1: The Inside Job of Compassionate Listening - Listening as Self-Care: Friday, January 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Eating for Exercise: Friday, February 19, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Compassionate Listening Presence from the Inside Out Part 2: Listening as Service to Others: Friday, February 26, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Compassionate Listening Presence from the Inside Out Part 3: Celebrating Community Listening Circle - Listening as Community Building: Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Heart Healthy Eating: Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Kick the Sugar: Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Seeds, Beans, and Grains: Friday, May 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. Register here.

Past Wellness Workshops for 2019 - 2020

  • Know Your Macros Part 1 - Start Your Day with Protein: Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Stress and Digestion: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Physical Plant Training Room, and Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Know Your Macros Part 2 - Choose Smart Carbs: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Know Your Macros Part 3 - Embracing Healthy Fats: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Healthier Holidays: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Know Your Macros Part 1 - Start Your Day with Protein: Tuesday, November 19th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 1101 at the Scotts Valley Center
  • Marathon in a Month Campaign: Starts Friday, November 15th with a kick off event from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM in Quarry Plaza. Campaign runs through December 12th
  • Diet and Inflammation: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Informational Session: Thursday, January 9, 2020, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM in the Amah Mutsun Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Know Your Macros Part 2 - Choose Smart Carbs: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 1101 at the Scotts Valley Center
  • Know Your Macros Part 3 - Embracing Healthy Fats: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Room 1101 at the Scotts Valley Center
  • Diet and Inflammation: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes and Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Live Heart Healthy Webinar: Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  • Intro to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet Webinar: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mindfulness to Support Health & Well Being: A Three Part Online Workshop Series: Mondays March 30, April 6, and April 12, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Space is limited. RSVPs accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Building Emotional Muscles Group for students: 4/14, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Resourcing Your Resilience for Student Success: 4/15-6/4, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • COVID-19 Faculty and Staff Support Group with Laurel Andres: Thursdays, 4/23, 5/1, 5/7 and 5/14 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Boosting Immune Function Through Diet Webinar: Friday, April 24, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Words Matter Workshop with Dr. Teresa Maria Linda Scholz: April 27, 12:-1:00 PM
  • Boosting Your Capacity Webinar: Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Restorative Practices for Uncertain Times with Nikita Gupta: April 29, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Resilience: Navigating the Unexpected with Grace: April 30, 1:00-3:30 PM
  • Optimizing Digestion Webinar: Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Restorative Practices, mid-day meditation, faciilitated by Jim Moore, Tuesdays May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12:00-1:00PM
  • Achieving Sound Sleep Webinar: Friday, May 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Resiliency Webinar: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Kick the Sugar Webinar: Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Past Wellness Workshops for 2018 - 2019

  • Boosting Your Energy: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center 
  • Sleep & Wellness: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00 - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Financial Planning: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center, and 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Physical Plant Training Room
  • Diabetes Prevention: Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center, and 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Physical Plant Training Room
  • Eating Smart! How to Read Food Labels: Monday, March 4, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center, and 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Physical Plant Training Room
  • Stressbusters: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center, and 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Physical Plant Training Room
  • Healing the Gut: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center, and 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Physical Plant Training Room 
  • Sleep Your Way to Better Health: Monday, June 3, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center
  • Kick the Sugar: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Cervantes & Velasquez Room at Bay Tree Conference Center