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Hokie Health: Resiliency in the workplace courses

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From: Hokie Wellness

The past year has held unique challenges for many, including stressors at home, at work, financially, and more. The ability to bounce back from stress and adapt well in the face of adversity (also known as resiliency) has perhaps never been more important than it is now. Resiliency is not a fixed trait that we are either born with or born without. Instead, it is a set of skills that can be developed with practice. This means that no matter how you have navigated stressors in the past, there are many opportunities to develop healthy coping strategies and foster resiliency moving forward.

Hokie Wellness will hold two virtual workshops to help employees cultivate resiliency skills during the month of April.

Resiliency in the Workplace: Self-Care: Tuesday, April 13, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Participants will learn how to assess their current coping skills, develop work-life balance, and create a realistic self-care plan designed for long-term sustainability. Registration is required.

Resiliency in the Workplace: Pressing Pause and Reacting Rationally: Friday, April 23, 12 - 1 p.m.

Participants will learn about the root of emotional responses and how to challenge unhelpful beliefs/thinking styles. This workshop will help attendees explore how to “press pause” in the heat of the moment and react to workplace stressors in a productive way. Registration is required.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Swathi Prabhu at 540-231-3567 or email swathip@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Visit the Employee Wellness at Home site for more information on virtual workshops, connection sessions, and other wellness resources offered. Learn more about how we can be Better Together at Virginia Tech.

Hokie Wellness serves Virginia Tech to foster a healthier community by providing prevention services, education, outreach, and resources to employees and students. If you have questions, need help, or would like to join the Hokie Wellness Google Group to stay up to date with monthly updates, contact the team at hokiewellness@vt.edu.

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