Special thanks to all departments and employees who participated in the Guardian Wish Campaign. This year has been very successful.
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Exclusions include any classes lead by contracted instructors. You may participate in these classes at the regular fee.
As Community Services would say, "Let's all Get Up, Get Out, and Get Active."
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Do you ever feel like you’re on the brink of burnout, unable to carry one more ounce of tension in your body or mind before you break? Most of us keep taking on one stress after another, not realizing the cumulative effect it has on our body and mind, making us more prone to things like burnout.
What if we could learn to effectively (and simply) discharge the stress that keeps building up in our bodies, thereby boosting our immune system and reducing our risk of burnout? We have the power to change our physiology in order to change our psychology. In this session, you’ll discover how.
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Rachel is on a mission to humanize the workplace by igniting resilience, connection, engagement and compassion in organizations, associations and their leaders and teams. Recognized as the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. in 2015, a 40 Under 40 Game Changer in 2019, and one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women of 2020, Rachel is a national thought leader in the field of wellbeing and employee engagement.
Known for her refreshing, dynamic and relatable approach, she has reached tens of thousands of people through her in-person and virtual learning experiences as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and leadership trainer. Rachel has worked with organizations like Citizens Bank, Adventist Health, Deloitte, Sherwin-Williams, and the American Heart Association. Her work has been published on Thrive Global and mindbodygreen.
Rachel has a Master’s degree in Health Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Thriving Workplace Culture Coach and Health Coach. She is also a Founding Member of the international nonprofit, Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W).
Rachel posts inspirational videos and other content on LinkedIn. Follow her there and on her website www.UnmutedLife.com, where you can download her resilience toolkit.
Special thank you to all the individuals who donated to the Charlotte County Heart Walk. Wellness at Work is so grateful for the leadership, passion and support that drove Charlotte County Government's support of the American Heart Association to new heights. Saturday was an amazing day to see so many Charlotte County team members come together and celebrate what we were able to accomplish to affect the health of our community.
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EAP counseling and crisis assistance As always, your EAP is available 24/7 for confidential assistance, crisis support and more. Please remind employees of the EAP toll-free number, 1.877.622.4327.
For individuals who do not have health benefits or employee assistance program benefits through Cigna, but could benefit from talking with a qualified representative, regarding stress from Hurricane Dorian, they can call 866.912.1687 (available 24/7) for as long as necessary.
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What an incredible Heart Walk year! Wellness at Work is so grateful for the leadership, passion and support that drove Charlotte County Government's support of the American Heart Association to new heights. Saturday was an amazing day to see so many Charlotte County team members come together and celebrate what we were able to accomplish to affect the health of our community.
Congratulations also to Samantha Nichols for winning the American Heart Association's Lifestyle Change Award!
A big thank you to our Team Coaches: Syndi Merriman, Lisa O'Connor, Ronelle Moore, Mike Vaughn, Mary Shelley, Faith Dangerfield, Lorenzo Daetz, Chrisann Warn, Kim Kapela, Monica Woodmansee, Ann Lee and Alissa Desguin for leading the charge. They put in a lot of behind the scenes work on the campaign and we couldn't have done it with them.
Thank you again. I look forward to seeing that we can do together next year!
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Free resources with meditations, stories, music, talks and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness to support you through this challenging time from CALM:
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The 5 Essentials for Financial Wellness
What is included in the program:
What are the topics for the six week Foundation of Financial Wellness?
Details about each of the 5 Essentials
What is the total invested time involved for the participates who are in the pilot program?
The whole program would take participates about 7 hours to complete. Great part is the program is self-paced over the course of the six weeks.
What do I need to know?
Each video about 50 minutes, some homework and the pre and post assessments.
Interested in participating and committed to completing the entire program?
Please contact Stephanee Phillips if you are interested in a financial wellness program.
Names have been drawn at random and indivdiuals have been notified.
If you are completing the Alternative Wellness Standard, you will receive 100 points for the Foundations of Financial Wellness Pilot program.
Recently Wellness at Work teamed up with Community Services to offer a free yoga class.
Who able to attend: All adults-Charlotte County citizens, County employees and spouses.
When: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 24th, November and December
Where: Port Charlotte Beach Complex, 4500 Harbor Boulvard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
How much: Free
The class is beginner level with our wonderful instructor, Jacqi M. Here is a little bit about our instructorJacqi Martin is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and certified meditation instructor and has been teaching yoga since 2014.
Jacqi is looking to share the many benefits of all the aspects of yoga with Charlotte County. The classes will primarily focus on the two of the eight limbs of yoga: pranayama (breath control) and asana (body posture/poses). The classes will be easily accessible for all levels of those participating.
Come join us for the 2020 Charlotte County Heart Walk!
When: February 8th, 2020 at 8 am
Where: Laishley Park, 120 Laiskley Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Why: Promote physical activity and heart health, while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke in our community.
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