Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 - Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm (ET)-- Fully Online Workshop Series
Workshop Series Description:
The sources of burnout are many and varied such as: lack of control, unfairness, work overload, breakdown of community, loss of meaning, etc. Being well equipped in order to successfully handle these storms in our personal and/or professional life is key.
In this multi-day workshop series, we will explore and work on the 4 cornerstones of our well-being: focus, positive self-talk, connection, and meaning. Our approach to this topic also includes an infusion of Ignatian spirituality.
Participants are encouraged to attend all 4 workshops, however, there is no requirement to do so.
OVERCOMING DISTRACTIBILITY - October 12th, 6:30-8:00pm (ET)
Staying focused in the era of digital distractions is a big challenge in our society. Moreover, it is not just the distraction itself but also a post-distraction period, which obliterate chunks of our life. Both distraction and post-distraction prevent us from being present to ourselves, to others and from having a satisfied life.
The workshop will introduce us to a deeper understanding about the losses due to distractions and teach us strategies for overcoming them.
CULTIVATING POSITIVE SELF-TALK - October 19th, 6:30-8:00pm (ET)
We are not born to think negatively; we learn to think this way. Over time, negative self-talk can become a habit. We begin to doubt our abilities, our intelligence and our stress level rises. Consistent negative self-talk can lead to unnecessary tension and anxiety in addition to shame and depression.
We don’t have to fall victim to it. We can learn how to change our way of thinking, reframe the situations and create ‘new positive programs’ in our brains. With awareness and some proven working strategies, that we will learn in the workshop, we will become better equipped to change our thinking patterns and increase our level of liveliness!
MOVING FROM LONELINESS TO CONNECTION - October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm (ET)
Loneliness has a nick name: ‘the silent killer’. It slowly destroys people because it is a serious risk factor for assorted health problems, early death, as well as anxiety, depression and addiction. There is also a stigma attached to loneliness; this is why people have a hard time to admit it.
In our workshop, we will view loneliness as a survival mechanism that drives us toward the benefits of human companionship. We will look at the different faces of loneliness and focus on creative paths to connecting.
DEEPENING LIFE MEANING AND PURPOSE - November 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm (ET)
It is easy to live life as it comes (and goes); it is an art to appreciate and savor the precious gift of everyday. When we have purpose and meaning in life we become much more serene, effective and fulfilled. Our life has direction and hope.
The workshop will help us to explore and deepen our purpose and meaning, which will open us to a new personal and spiritual integration that can energize both the process and the outcome.
Timeline and Requirements:
The course will take place on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021. This workshop is presenter-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm (EST).
Fees & Policies:
Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes at 5pm on the day of each workshop. Refunds will be granted only up until registration closes at 5pm the day of the workshop. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).
Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website.