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Celebrate your WELLNESS by engaging in activities that will expand your knowledge of managing stress and improving your overall wellbeing while enhancing productivity. We encourage everyone to browse both live and asynchronous virtual activities to select options that you will find most engaging, beneficial and designed to meet your personal social and emotional goals for the day and throughout the school year.

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Wellness practitioners at Duke Health and Well-Being are hosting DPS-specific sessions on the 12th to grow your wellness toolbox. Please see the schedule and link, below...

Zoom Link for All Sessions

8:00-8:30am: Morning Mindfulness. Start your day with Marissa Holsten (LCSW, MA, MSW), Behavioral Counseling Specialist at Duke Integrative Medicine for a facilitated mindfulness practice.

12:30-1:00pm: Fitness on the Go. Learn how exercise can mitigate stress and practice some easy exercises and stretching you can do during breaks throughout your day. Cheyanne Oakley (BS, SCSM-CPT, GEI), Exercise Physiologist at the Duke Health and Fitness Center leads this session.

1:30-2:00pm: Practical Strategies for Stress Reduction. Join Kathy Murray (LSW, MSW), Clinical Social Worker at Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center to learn practical strategies to encourage healthy attitudes towards stress and reduce stress in daily life. Kathy teaches from the Community Resiliency Model, designed to help teachers and other professionals to increase their resilience to stress.

Overview: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

For anyone who wants to take a reflective moment to look at the various dimensions of wellness, and then use them to support your strengths and fill in your 'gaps,' this video is for you!

Overview: 5 Ways to Cope

There is a difference between self-care and self-indulgence. This short video from Dr. Laurie Santos takes us through 5 research-backed strategies to develop a plan towards happiness.

For Educators: A Teacher Support Strategy

Self-care for teachers is often easier said than done in schools. In this short video from Edutopia, teachers explain how they implemented a sanctioned structure for supporting one another.

For Everyone: In My Control

For those of us feeling like a lot of things are out of our control, this exercise makes the last line of the Serenity Prayer, "the wisdom to know the difference" into an action item.