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Live and Recorded Webinars

Live Webinars

Caring for the Caregiver in a Time of Crisis Workshops

In response to the pandemic, a series of workshops were developed internally to increase awareness and understanding of emotional distress, strengthen and build coping skills and learn ways to adapt and manage grief. The three workshops, Pandemic Response Resilience, Skills for Resilience and Recovery and Coping with Grief and Bereavement During COVID-19 are designed with all team members in mind. See below for a description of each workshop and instructions on how to participate. These programs were developed under Caring for the Caregiver in a Time of Crisis series, through the department of Psychiatry.

Pandemic Response Resilience Workshop

During a pandemic response we are at risk for emotional distress and when left unchecked can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, restless, and depleted. This program is designed to help you; identify the signs of psychological distress and how to prevent it, build and enhance resiliency coping skills, and gain awareness of the array of resources available to support your emotional and mental well-being.

 

There are 2 versions of this workshop

  •  Workshop for Caregivers/Frontline Intact Work Teams  - Healthcare workers are at risk for emotional distress which is a function of the unique challenges of the role.  This workshop focuses on the needs of patient care and frontline workers who experience many common stressors like the uncertainty of resources, PPE, contracting the illness, patient deaths, ethical challenges, changes in workflow, to name a few.  Individuals interested in attending a WebEx workshop, or managers interested in scheduling a private session for team/workgroup, should contact Giselle Hernandez at Giselle.Hernandez@baystatehealth.org.   The program is led by facilitators through the department of Psychiatry.
  • Workshop for All Team Members - This latest version of the workshop is geared towards all team members who are not providing direct patient care or working on the frontlines.  If you find yourself struggling with managing the stressors and emotional toll of this pandemic like the overall uncertainty of what is next, significant changes in the routines at work and home, loss of normalcy, health and safety fears or one of the other many common stressors, this is the workshop for you. It is led Bob Oldenburg MSW and Tina Kalashian MSW, LICSW.   Managers can schedule a private workshop for their team/workgroup by contacting Jenna Bishop at Jennafer.Bishop@baystatehealth.org.

Skills for Resilience and Recovery Workshop

The skills needed for building resilience and recovery can change after the immediate aftermath of a pandemic response has passed. This program is designed to reduce distress, identify existing coping skills, improve functioning, and potentially lower the need for formal mental health treatment.  Resilience is an ability that can be strengthened through the implementation of skills and strategies in the weeks, months and years after an adverse event has occurred. Participants will be taught a variety skills in order to develop an action plan to move forward and accelerate recovery while also increasing self-competence.  Individuals interested in attending a WebEx workshop, or managers interested in scheduling a private session for team/workgroup, should contact Giselle Hernandez at Giselle.Hernandez@baystatehealth.org.  

Cultivating Resilience: Coping with Grief and Bereavement During COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has lead us many of us to experience significant and cumulative loss. From our own personal loss, to mourning the loss of patients, and mourning our sense of normalcy, we are experiencing ongoing individual and collective grief.  Further, our coping resources are under constant strain making it more challenging to cope with loss and bereavement through our traditional rituals and social supports. The new workshop: will acknowledge this grief, help participants learn ways to adapt and manage it, as well as make meaning from their experiences. Participants will learn ways to cope and process their grief by increasing compassion satisfaction, honoring those lost, and engaging in new social supports.  Individuals interested in attending a WebEx workshop, or managers interested in scheduling a private session for team/workgroup, should contact Giselle Hernandez at Giselle.Hernandez@baystatehealth.org.  

Budgeting When Income is Uncertain – Every Friday at 9A

Millions of Americans are seeing their income become increasingly unpredictable. In this webinar, you will get a review of up to date government-based programs and nationwide resources. Then, the webinar will focus on focus on specific budgeting tactics, student loan repayment strategies and debt/credit tips that can help during these challenging times. Time will be reserved for questions and answers. Register for an upcoming session or view a recorded version. 

Investor Education: Strategies During Volatile Markets – Every Friday at Noon

Financial markets are volatile whenever the future earnings of companies, the stability of industries or the direction of global economies are uncertain. So when this happens, what do you do? Each webinar in this series will spend a few minutes reviewing updates to government and corporate actions intended to stabilize the markets, with the majority of time centered on investing principles, plus current investment opportunities and challenges. Investment themes addressed will be those most often brought up by our members. Time will be reserved for questions and answers. Register for an upcoming session or view a recorded version.

On Demand Webinars by Topic

COVID-19 RELATED TOPICS

How to Build Resilience and Adaptive Skills During the Pandemic
Magellan Healthcare shared insights on why people are feeling stress and panic, and gave tips on how to build resiliency. We also discussed ways to help children cope and thrive, when it may be time to seek help, and the importance of acceptance and adaptation skills during the pandemic.

Overcome Worry: Managing Anxiety and Worry during Uncertain Times

It is normal to feel worried, anxious, unsettled, distracted, scared and/or overwhelmed by COVID-19. We all worry from time to time, although excessive worry can affect us emotionally and physically. This recordings will help you identify your thought patterns that lead you to worry and provide a formula you can use to overcome worry.

The Science of Reslience- How to Thrive in Life  

This recorded presentation will provide you an "emotional toolkit" of relevant actions you can take to start enhancing your life today!  Dr. Darlene Mininni shares how resilience, emotional intelligence and mindfulness can affect physical health. Science consistently shows that positive emotions make a physiological impact on one's life - whether you are 18 or 80 - and Dr. Mininni offers practical advice to bring more well-being into your life. This lecture is part of the Frank B. Roehr Memorial Lecture Series, which was established by Mr. Roehr's daughter, Suzanne Angelucci, to inform the public on topics associated with the power of humor and positive thinking.

Best Practices for Supporting Others

It’s not always easy knowing what to say to someone experiencing emotional challenges such as a loss, trauma, or major life change. During this podcast, available through Magellan Health, supervisors, HR managers, peer support team members, and individual employees will learn basic techniques to provide help and support, how to support without taking on the counselor or therapist role and strategies to help others access professional help.

 

Techniques for Managing Anger and Communicating with Influence

In this webinar made available by Magellan Health participants will explore their own style of anger expression and triggers, recognize the source of anger and how to better manage, learn universal strategies to improve work and personal communications, and transform the way they view existing communication problems.

 

Human Appreciation: Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

This webinar, made available by Magellan Health will focus on the importance of valuing others’ differences to create a positive work environment and core principles for human appreciation of others’ cultures in the workplace.

 

Additional On Demand Webinars are available through LifeCare. To view any of the above, first open your Google Chrome web browser (the link will not work on Internet Explorer) and click here.

  • Best Practices for Working Remotely
  • Living in Uncertain Times
  • Talking to Your Child about Coronavirus

 

FINANCIAL WELL-BEING

Four Ways to Rebuild Money Confidence: Managing Debt

This webinar explains the importance of each component of your plan and focuses on “managing debt” and available strategies to help you get started.

Investor Education: How Family Dynamics Influence Investment Goals

We will provide tips and activities that can help make investing a family affair, and help you feel more confident about prioritizing and saving for different goals. Bonus: we’ll also include some important estate planning exercises

Four Ways to Rebuild Money Confidence: Prioritizing Savings

This webinar explains the importance of each component of your plan and focuses on “prioritizing savings” to help you get back on track with your short, medium, and long-term goals.

Investor Education: Building a Portfolio to Match Your Retirement Date

In this session, we will review pertinent investment principles and disciplines, the importance of accurately estimating your retirement lifestyle budget and some helpful planning tools. We’ll also talk about how to take the initial steps in building your portfolio, as well as how to access additional support and resources if desired.

Four Ways to Rebuild Money Confidence: Maintaining Excellent Credit

This webinar explains the importance of each component of your plan and focuses on helping you rebuild and “maintaining excellent credit.”

Investor Education: Creating Your Retirement Paycheck

During this session, we will review potential sources of income in retirement and their related tax considerations. Our goal is to raise awareness of possible adjustments to your investment plan that could increase the odds of your retirement dream becoming a reality

College Savings Plan

Learn more about how to start saving now for college expenses through the 529 College Savings Plan.

 

WEIGHT WATCHERS

The Weight Watchers Experience

During this Webinar, a Weight Watchers expert will take you on a guided tour of the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program, including these topics: • Digital and Mobile Tools
• The SmartPoints system and WW Freestyle program
• How to Eat What You Love, Do What Moves You, and Shift Your Mindset

 

WW - All About the App

Backed by the latest nutritional and behavioral science, WW helps millions lose weight. Whether you're new to WW or just thinking about joining, it all starts with the WW app. In this webinar with Lisa Shaub, a WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Coach in both workshops and to VIPS for over a decade, you'll get a demo of our easy-to-use app, with all the tools you need, including food and activity tracking, barcode scanning, a restaurant finder, thousands of recipes, 24/7 Chat with a Coach and much more.  Whether you're tech-savvy or a complete novice, this is not your grandmother's Weight Watchers!

A Transformation Story

During this webinar, Lisa shares her powerful yet relatable story. How she struggled for years, found long-lasting success with our program and went on to become not only a Weight Watchers Leader, but one of our VIP coaches. Her transformation over the years includes career challenges, family changes and all sorts of ups and downs. Join us for an interactive and honest session, and learn real tips from someone who has transformed her life and the life of many others.

 

Cutting Time in the Kitchen

Does lack of time get in the way of your health goals and cooking at home?

This workshop begins with an easy knife skills course, the foundation for more delicious and efficient cooking. This lesson is then reinforced by a simple cooking concept that saves both time and money, while boosting your confidence. Maybe you’re already focused on improving your health and well-being and have a routine in place that’s working for you. Or perhaps you’re just starting a weight loss journey and are eager to form new habits. And then it happens: you have to travel for work, or to an upcoming family reunion, or for a long-planned weekend getaway. And you’re wondering how you’re going to stay on track. No worries – we have you covered. In this webinar with Lisa Shaub, you’ll get strategies and ideas to make sure eating on the road doesn’t get in your way of accomplishing your health goals. A WW (formerly Weight Watchers) leader and VIP coach for over a decade, Lisa has lost 50 pounds on Weight Watchers and helped thousands of others work towards their own weight loss goals.

 

Healthy Eating on the Road 

Work weeks are busy and we often need to prepare speedy meals and snacks in small batches.  It can be a challenge to come up with fun, fresh, Smart Point friendly ideas when cooking for 1 or 2.  Julie will share some of her top tips for making meals in smaller amounts so you're not bored eating the same dish every night or stuck with a fridge full of leftovers!  She'll cover shopping lists, some of her favorite ingredients to keep on hand, tips to customize recipes to serve 1 or 2, and more.  Join us for this interactive session and learn practical tips from a WW chef and recipe developer! Join us for this interactive session and learn real life tips from a Weight Watchers chef and recipe developer.


Cooking with Julie: Cooking for 1 or 2

You’ll discover the positive differences he’s experienced in many aspects of his life and hear how he was able to master and personalize the program to fit around his busy life as a husband, a dad and as one of the guys. Matt’s a member first but he’s also a WW employee, meaning he’s able to share insights, perspectives and real honesty as to how to be successful.


A Transformation Story

During this webinar you’ll hear Matt’s transformation story and how his success with WW impacted the lives of his family and those around him as much as his own.

The New WW Experience

During this Webinar, a WW expert will take you on a guided tour of the WW FreestyleTM Program, including these topics:
•How to Eat What You Love, Do What Moves You, and Shift Your Mindset
•Our SmartPoints system and WW FreestyleTM program
•Digital and Mobile Tools

Get behind the scenes, interact with our expert and ask questions in this engaging setting.

Cooking With Julie: ZeroPoint Cooking

One of the best things about WW Freestyle is the flexibility to enjoy what you love plus the freedom of 200+ foods that are now Zero Points.  Even better? They can be use to make so many amazing ZeroPoint appetizers, snacks, soups, meals, and even desserts!  In this webinar, Julie shares easy recipes and looking tips to show you fun and sometimes surprising ways to take advantage of ZeroPoint ingredients in your cooking and entertaining.  Whether you're a WW member or not, join us for this interactive session and learn real life tips from a WW chef and Recipe Developer who's created 100's of ZeroPoint recipes.

 

FITNESS - GUIDED EXERCISES AT YOUR DESK

It’s no secret that physical activity plays a very important role in our physical and mental health.  So why don’t we get enough of it?  Our body needs to move every 90 minutes for

about 10 minutes. A simple way to increase your movement is to build it into your work day. Below are a couple of videos that you can do at your desk.

 A Guided Stretch Routine     

This 6 minute video will guide you through several energizing stretches.

A Guided Resistance Band Exercise Break     

 This 10 minute video using resistance bands is a quick and fun way to add energy to your body, mind and soul.