Wellness Webinars

Solutions for Managing Stress During a Crisis

Presenter: Linda Carignan-Everts, NYS EAP
Presentation date: November 30, 2020

30 Days, 30 To-Do's to Create a Habit

Presenter: Linda Carignan-Everts, NYS EAP
Presentation date: January 12, 2021

Creating a Wellness Vision

Do you remember what your 2021 New Year's resolution was? Instead of a resolution, this presentation will provide information how to create a wellness vision and how to identify what goals you want to achieve in your life.

Presenter: Linda Carignan-Everts, NYS EAP
Presentation date: February 23, 2021

Avoiding and Overcoming Burnout Presentation Link

In this workshop, we will discuss why burnout develops, what can be done to avoid developing burnout, and some practices that can be followed to overcome burnout.

Presenter: Dr. Neil McGillicuddy, University at Buffalo
Presentation date: March 23, 2021

The Upside of Stress Presentation Link

In this workshop, we will focus on changing our perspective on stress in our lives. The focus will be on recognizing our currently held beliefs around stress in our lives, and how those beliefs may be impacting our coping abilities. Topics related to physiological and sociological responses to stress will be discussed, and strategies for this perspective - change will be shared.

Presenter: Dr. Katie Griffes, SUNY Oneonta
Presentation date: March 25, 2021

Building Resilience in Challenging Times Presentation Link

Resilience has been defined as the ability to bounce back from challenges or setbacks. Resilience is not something that people are born with or without, but instead is something that can be developed through adopting some new behaviors. We will discuss some of those behaviors in this workshop.

Presenter: Dr. Neil McGillicuddy, University at Buffalo
Presentation date: March 30, 2021

Change Your Thinking... The View Through a Different Lens Presentation Link

In this workshop, we will begin with stress self-awareness, review coping tips, and practice relaxation techniques. We will then discuss how looking at things from a different perspective and focusing on what we can and cannot control, can help to positively change our thinking. Participants will also learn about NY Project Hope services, including our free, confidential, COVID-19 emotional support helpline and supportive community resources.

Presenter: Cheryl Gerstler, NY Project Hope
Presentation date: April 1, 2021

Common Nutrition Concerns Presentation Link

This presentation on Common Nutrition Concerns will address key topics including food cravings, mindful eating, and weight loss plateaus from an evidence-based perspective. We also will discuss the "health at every size approach."

Presenter: Dr. Emily Riddle & Kelly Tiderencel, SUNY Oneonta
Presentation date: April 6, 2021

Learning to Care for Yourself so that You Can Care for Others Presentation Link

Just as a flight attendant tells passengers to “put an oxygen mask on yourself, before you assist others,” the same philosophy holds true for essential workers navigatingCOVID-19 in New York State. NY Project Hope helps essential workers understand their reaction and emotions during theCOVID-19 pandemic and provides resources to help you take care of you, so you can then provide care for the individuals and families that you serve. Join us for this interactive presentation to learn about NY Project Hope’s services, including our Emotional Support Helpline and supportive community resources. Participants will also learn coping tips and a mindfulness exercise.

Presenter: Cheryl Gerstler, NY Project Hope
Presentation date: April 13, 2021

Reducing Financial Stress Presentation Link

Have you ever paid a bill late because you forgot the due date? Many individuals cause themselves unnecessary stress, and potentially lose money and time, by not having an organized household. Put a stop to unnecessary fees and additional stress by creating a solid plan to manage finances and declutter your space. This workshop will review a plan to stay organized, get your budgeting system together and become debt-free so you can live a balanced lifestyle.

Presenter: Andrea Colline, RethinkingDebt
Presentation date: April 15, 2021

From Fitness to Wellness: A Caretaker's Guide to the Pandemic Presentation Link

In this workshop, we will identify physical, mental, and stress-related benefits to exercise and physical activity, as well as barriers that keep us from meeting optimal exercise levels. The role that Covid-19 has played in exercise will be discussed, and strategies for improving current fitness practices will be shared, connecting back to the overarching theme of stress management.

Presenter: Dr. Katie Griffes, SUNY Oneonta
Presentation date: April 20, 2021

Managing Finances During a Crisis Presentation Link

In this session, you will learn how to create an emergency budget and manage your expenses on a reduced income. Additionally, you will receive helpful resources to help you with deeper financial issues related to debt repayment and credit. You can also get connected to a financial counselor if needed.

Presenter: Andrea Colline, RethinkingDebt
Presentation date: April 22, 2021

Planning to Ease Stress Presentation Link

Our lives are busy and ever changing. The more we do, the more our responsibilities seem to increase. Do you feel like no matter what you do, between work and family, you are playing a mean game of 52-pick up? This workshop will look at how the various tips you learned during this wellness journey, can help you not only pick up the cards, but put you back in the game.

Presenter: Sally Carmel Gottschall, Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference
Presentation date: April 27, 2021

Finding Peace of Mind as We Take Charge Presentation Link

In this workshop, we discuss the benefits of being “mindful”, or as some have described it, "living in the present." Additionally, we discuss barriers to being mindful, and some strategies we can follow as we eliminate those things adding stress to our lives.

Presenter: Dr. Neil McGillicuddy, University at Buffalo
Presentation date: April 29, 2021

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