Berkeley Lab

Be Well at Work Workshops & Support Groups

Yoga for Tension and Stress
Friday, 9/11, 12:10 – 1 pm

Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended. Note: Registration closes 2 days before the listed date for each class.

The Outdoors and Your Well-Being
Tuesday, 9/15, 12:10 – 1 pm
Spending time in nature can promote health and well-being, which is especially important during a pandemic. In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore the benefits of the outdoors, share safe ways to enjoy nature, and provide local Bay Area resources. We’ll cover camping, gardening, outdoor cooking, physical activity, arts and crafts, and sun and insect safety. Participants are welcome to share their insight throughout the webinar as well.

Habits: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Wednesday, 9/16, noon – 1 pm
For most of us, the pandemic, sheltering in place, and the struggle for racial justice have upended our daily lives. We’ve been forced to adapt, and adapt quickly, to radical change and uncertainty. In the face of so much upheaval, our habits are some of the only things we can control. Habits form the structure of our lives. Habits matter because 40% of what we do every day is governed by them. What we eat, how much we move our bodies, how much we sleep, how we treat the people in our lives are all determined largely by habits. Healthy habits help us to be healthy and happy. Unhealthy habits keep us from living the lives we want. In this workshop we will explore how habits work and how we can change unhealthy habits. We will also learn about our own habit tendencies and how we can form new healthy habits.

Caregiver Connect (for Caregivers of Elders)
1st Tuesday of the month, and the 3rd Friday of the month from 11 am -12 pm.

As caregivers you are dealing with unique challenges at this time. These small group meetings will focus on a different topic each month. The format will consist of a brief introduction by Maureen Kelly, LCSW, BWAW Elder Care Counselor, with discussion and Q & A to follow. You are welcome to drop-in for any subject of interest.

Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children
2nd Wednesday of the month 11 am – noon, and the 4th Wednesday of the month from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Working from home, working without adequate or any childcare, distance learning, home schooling, college students at home, and being with your children 24/7 are only a few of the challenges parents face during COVID 19. The group meetings will be topic based to provide a focus. The format will consist of a brief introduction to the topic by Leslie Bell, PhD, LCSW, BWAW Employee Assistance Counselor, and Karen Patchell, MA, BWAW Program Manager, followed by discussion and Q & A. You are welcome to drop-in for any subject of interest.