Archived Wellness and Work-Life  Webinars:

Attendees of live sessions do receive wellness class credit, and recordings of the sessions will be posted to this site below and our YouTube channel as a resource for others.  Wellness class recordings from 2020 can also be found on our YouTube Channel.

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Latest wellness class recordings: 

Saving Your Skin from the Sun -Let’s learn how we can best protect our skin from the harmful rays while still enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Taught by certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Diverse Populations and Health Equity -Designed to address unique Minority Health Concerns, in addition to health disparities, access to care, and inclusive health practices. Taught by certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Overcoming Overwhelm -Feeling Overwhelmed? Let’s take the first steps to overcoming overwhelm at home and work through developing organization, rhythms, and routines. Taught by certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Successfully Navigating Menopause -Hormones, hot flashes, and night sweats. Perimenopause and menopause are not often discussed but should be as these are significant changes in a woman’s life. Join University Medical Center Registered Dietitian Suzanne Henson as she discusses nutrition and this stage of life and how to feel your best as you navigate these changes.

Fitness Programming: Move Better -Join UREC’s Charles Burroughs to learn how to move our bodies better so that we can reduce risk of injury, increase balance and awareness and be productive in our tasks of daily living.

Don’t Stress About Stress -Examines the relationship between health and wellness and the importance of self-care. Learn specific strategies to develop and support positive coping strategies and resilience. Taught by certified health and life Coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Your Cardiovascular Health -This class is more than heart health. Learn how to care for your heart, brain, and circulatory system for overall improved health and wellbeing. Taught by certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Road to Resilience: Becoming Your Best Self – Discusses the importance of resilience, offers a deep dive into what cultivates resilience, and provides a toolkit of resources for fostering personal resilience. A brief workshop is included so that participants can walk away with a resilience care plan in process.


5 to Thrive: Your Wellness Basics -Learn the 5 Wellness Basics you need to master to Thrive with your health and wellness journey.

The MIND Diet: Eating for Brain Health – Have you ever thought about eating in a way to prevent cognitive decline? Using elements of both the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, the MIND diet has been ranked as one of the Top 5 Diets for Overall Health by US News and World Report. Join UA registered dietitian nutritionist Sheena Gregg as she shares what the MIND diet is and how to incorporate it in your everyday food choices.

Fitness Programming: How to Stop the Yo-Yo Effect – Have you ever started off great on an exercise program only to fall off after a month? Do you often feel like its “all or nothing” when trying to exercise and eat healthy? Join UREC’s Charles Burroughs to discuss effective strategies to improve your fitness efforts and develop lasting healthy habits.


Create Habits that Last – Habit change is foundational to all health and wellness goals. Learn how to cultivate healthy habits and how to “habit stack” for sustainable health and wellness. Taught by certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Diabetes: The Sweet Truth – Designed to help those currently living with Diabetes those at risk for developing Diabetes. Topics covered include Diabetes Type 1, Type 2, prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. Taught by certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Intuitive Eating: How to Listen to Your Body – Eating healthy can be a challenge, but there’s no need to resort to restrictive dieting that could end up doing more harm than good in the long run. Learn more about the pitfalls of fad diets and how to really eat right in our webinar, Intuitive Eating: How to Listen to Your Body.


Fitness Mythbusters with Charles: Part 5 – With all the videos, fads, and trends out there, it’s hard to tell fact from fiction when it comes to fitness. The good news is, University Recreation’s Charles Burroughs is here to bust some of those common myths and give you the truth about exercise and how to make it work for you.

Attitude of Gratitude – Learn more about the practice of gratitude and its positive effects on our mental, emotional, and total wellbeing. Get practical tips on how you can incorporate thankfulness into your daily routine from certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Clean Living Lifestyle – Join Dr. Abby Horton to find out more about the 5 benefits of clean living, while reaching your goals of a healthy lifestyle and protecting the planet.

Overcoming Overwhelmed – Feeling Overwhelmed? Let’s take the first steps to overcoming overwhelm at home and work through developing organization, rhythms, and routines. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Dr. Abby Horton.

Cultivating Mental Well-Being – Explores a brief overview of mental health challenges and provides a toolkit of resources for fostering mental wellness. Topics covered include depression, anxiety, stress and coping, among others. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.

Getting Your Best Night’s Sleep – Join Dr. Pat Carter in discussing how you can improve the quality and duration of your sleep to wake rested and ready for the day.

 



Creating Good Habits That Last – Habit change is foundational to all health and wellness goals. Learn how to cultivate healthy habits and how to “habit stack” for sustainable health and wellness. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.

 

Improving Your Cardiovascular Health- This class is more than heart health. Learn how to care for your heart, brain, and circulatory system for overall improved health and wellbeing. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.


Fitness Mythbusters with Charles: Part 4 – With all the videos, fads, and trends out there, it’s hard to tell fact from fiction when it comes to fitness. The good news is, University Recreation’s Charles Burroughs is here to bust some of those common myths and give you the truth about exercise and how to make it work for you.








Road to Resilience: Becoming Your Best Self – Discusses the importance of resilience, offers a deep dive into what cultivates resilience, and provides a toolkit of resources for fostering personal resilience. A brief workshop is included so that participants can walk away with a resilience care plan in process. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.




Strength and Mobility – Strength and mobility go hand in hand. Strength training can lessen range of motion, so it’s important to find balance. Learn how training on the Reformer can promote optimal well-being through full body movements, rhythm and flow and precision. Taught by University Recreation’s Whitney Pape.

5 to Thrive: Your Wellness Basics- Learn the 5 Wellness Basics you need to master to Thrive with your health and wellness journey. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.



How to Navigate the Weight Room – Learn how to identify various strength equipment. Together we will learn about their differences, similarities and safe movement principles along the way. Taught by UREC’s Charles Burroughs.




Your Health After 40 – **Due to technical difficulties, the class on 6-24-21 failed to record. This is a recording of a previous class on the same topic.** Preparing you for continued health after 40. Topics covered include recommended medical visits, testing, vaccinations, tailored nutrition, and exercise for those 40 years and older.




Don’t Wait, Hydrate – Explore the importance of hydration and the associated health benefits. The class also provides a practical approach to increasing your water intake. Taught by nursing faculty and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.




Move More, Feel Better – Discover how to begin to exercise in a way that will help you feel alive again and how increased activity can improve all aspects of your life. Taught by UREC Fitness Services Manager Whitney Pape.




Building an Attitude of Gratitude – Learn more about the practice of gratitude and its positive effects on our mental, emotional, and total wellbeing. Get practical tips on how you can incorporate thankfulness into your daily routine from certified health and life coach Abby Horton.




Caring For Aging Populations and Their Caregivers – How to plan, prepare, and care for challenges related to aging. Topics covered include care giving fatigue, aging-related health concerns, and aging-related stress. Taught by Capstone College of Nursing instructor and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.





Clean Living Lifestyle-Find out more about the 5 benefits of clean living, while reaching your goals of a healthy lifestyle and protecting the planet. We will explore how to “ditch and switch” for cleaner, safer household and personal products. Taught by nursing instructor and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.

Create Your Own Exercise Program-Not all exercise routines are created equal. In this webinar, we’ll cover the principles of an effective exercise regimen and how to tailor a program to fit your goals and current fitness level. Taught by UREC’s Charles Burroughs.

Overcoming Overwhelm – Feeling Overwhelmed? Let’s take the first steps to overcoming overwhelm at home and work through developing organization, rhythms, and routines. Taught by certified health and life coach Abby Horton.


Cultivating Mental Wellbeing – Explores a brief overview of mental health challenges and provides a toolkit of resources for fostering mental wellness. Topics covered include depression, anxiety, stress and coping, among others. Taught by nursing instructor and certified health and life coach Abby Horton.




Yoga Basics – Learn more about the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga and practice simple movements that can help you relax mentally, reduce stress, and relieve tension in the body. Taught by UREC Fitness Services Manager Whitney Pape.



Fitness Programming: How To Stop The Yo-Yo Effect – Have you ever started off great on an exercise program only to fall off after a month? Do you often feel like its “all or nothing” when trying to exercise and eat healthy? Join UREC’s Charles Burroughs to discuss effective strategies to improve your fitness efforts and develop lasting healthy habits.









Let’s Talk Series with Dr. Josh Eyer, Ph.D. (2020)


Let’s Talk: Building Better Relationships at Work and at Home – Dr. Karly Downs and Dr. Josh Eyer discuss strategies to deescalate conflict or miscommunication and how to be a better speaker and listener in a relationship.



Let’s Talk: Motivating yourself for Life Changes – Dr. Josh Eyer discusses strategies for successfully implementing positive changes in daily life. 

Let’s Talk: Getting Your Best Night’s Sleep – Join Dr. Josh Eyer and Dr. Pat Carter in discussing how you can improve the quality and duration of your sleep to wake rested and ready for the day. 



Let’s Talk: What does it mean to be a consistent parent?- Dr. Robert Laird, Professor and Chair, Department of Human Development & Human Studies, and Dr. Josh Eyer, Ph.D., discuss vigilant parenting and becoming more aware and present as a parent.

 

Let’s Talk: Bouncing Back from Quarantine – After so long spent in quarantine, social distancing and working from home has become the norm for many of us. But how can we bounce back in ways that are physically and emotionally safe once businesses and schools reopen? Learn how with Dr. Josh Eyer.

 

Let’s Talk: Coping Skills for Cabin Fever – After weeks of quarantine and social distancing, it’s hard not to go a little stir crazy. Learn some techniques to keep you from catching cabin fever with Dr. Josh Eyer and Abby Horton, MSN, RN, CHC, CLC, CCN faculty, and certified life coach.

Additional Resources for Coping Skills for Cabin Fever

Let’s Talk: Coping as a Family in Close Quarters – Sheltering in place and trying to keep the whole family happy can be a challenge. Join Dr. Josh Eyer and Dr. Robert Laird, Professor and Chair, Department of Human Development & Human Studies, to learn how to navigate family dynamics in difficult times. 

 

Additional Resources for Coping as a Family in Close Quarters

Let’s Talk: Sleeping through a Crisis – Anxiety, stress, and interruptions in routine can make sleep difficult. Learn how to get a good night’s sleep even in a crisis with health psychologist Dr. Josh Eyer and Pat Carter, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at CCN, professor, and sleep expert.

 

Additional Resources for Sleeping Through A Crisis

Let’s Talk: Emotional Expression and Technology – Dr. Eyer is joined by Dr. Karly Downs, Asst. Professor and Clinical Director of Marriage & Family Therapy Program and Meagan Bennett, OIT Director of Customer Relations, to discuss interacting through media and technology.

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Let’s Talk: Meditation as a Coping Tool – The benefits of meditation when experiencing life challenges and practices you can incorporate throughout your day. Dr. Eyer will be joined by Rob Alley, a musician, instructor at UA Honors College, and a longtime practitioner of meditation.

 

Additional Resources for Meditation

Let’s Talk: Coping at Home – Staying active and eating healthy while staying at home.  Dr. Eyer will be joined by Dr. Jonathan Wingo, Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Suzanne Henson, Registered Dietitian at University Medical Center. 

 

Additional Resources for Coping at Home

Let’s Talk: Safety for Essential Employees – Emotional coping techniques for dealing with personal, professional, or even national crises. Angela Hammond, a nurse practitioner at University Medical Center, Faculty/Staff Clinic to discuss safety measures you can take if you or a loved one is still working outside the home. 

 

Additional Resources for Essential Employee Safety

Let’s Talk: Coping with a Crisis – Join Dr. Josh Eyer, health psychologist and assistant professor in the Capstone College of Nursing, and Dr. Rebecca Allen, a professor with Alabama Research Institute on Aging, to discuss practical steps for responding effectively to the coronavirus crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

Additional Resources for Coping with a Crisis