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Employee Wellness

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The Sacramento State Employee Wellness Program is a series of instructor-led classes and self-guided activities offered to all Sac State employees, including emeritus, free of cost. Learning & Development administers this program, including the registration, coordination of instructors, and space reservation.

Virtual Calming Room

This Virtual Calming Room is a place for employees and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feeling with the hope to build our resilience. We are committed to providing tools and strategies for your self-care.

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Wellness Webinars - Survival Kit for the New Norm

In this series of one-hour webinars, participants will learn ways to address wellness during uncertainty, including tips on fighting the "Quarantine 15," defeating sleepless nights, combatting stress, and coping with anxiety during the holidays. The buttons below will open to individual fliers which contain links to register for each webinar.

Health for the Holidays - Thursday, November 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Sac State Steps Together

Faculty and Staff Walking Program

Walking is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise for the body. During the month of October, join your colleagues in our autumn walking program Sac State Steps Together! The intent of Sac State Steps Together is a gradual increase in steps per day in a healthy, practical, and safe way.

For information on the schedule, logistics, or registration, please click on the appropriate link below:

Sac State Steps Together Flier - Schedule & Logistics

Employee Wellness Campus Calendar - Registration

Instructor-led Classes

O&LD is offering a range of instructor-led classes for your wellness fun! Offerings include Afro Hip Hop Dance, Yoga (Asana Postures, Movements, and Stretching), and Relaxation.

For more information on all of the programs, including dates and times, or to register for a particular class, click on the appropriate link below:

Instructor-led Classes Flier - Schedule and Logistics

Wellness Circle - Mindfulness

Faculty and Staff Wellness Circle
The autumn Wellness Circle focuses on mindfulness. We will use the "Mindfulness for Beginners" podcast on LinkedIn Learning by mindfulness pioneer and author Jon Kabat-Zinn as the foundation for our learning. Wellness Circle discussions will be facilitated by O&LD and Dr. Urvashi Mulasi, Nutrition faculty and Director of the Dietetics program, who has studied and practiced mindfulness for many years, including with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

We will meet as a wellness circle on Friday, November 20, 12:10 - 12:50 for a welcome and brief orientation. Attendance at this first session is mandatory so participants can locate and download the podcast we will be utilizing for self-study. Wellness Circle participants will listen to specified sections of the podcast at their convenience. We will come together on Friday, 12/4, and Friday, 12/11, to discuss the teaching and mindfulness practice.

For program schedule, logistics, and podcast link, or to register for the program, click on the appropriate link below:

Wellness Circle: Mindfulness - Schedule, Logistics, Podcast link

Wellness Circle: Mindfulness - Registration

CSU Systemwide Wellness Challenge!

Presented by the CSU Office of the Chancellor, Human Resources Management-Benefits

CSU Coast to Coast Wellness Flier

We’ve heard from many employees that COVID-19 has not just impacted the way they work, but also their overall health and well-being. We hear you. And we challenge you to join us in putting on your bell-bottoms, grabbing your favorite 8-track tapes, and packing the Polaroid for a fun-filled, nostalgic journey to some of America’s most popular out-of-the-way places.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the first-ever CSU systemwide wellness challenge, which will allow you to not only compete (healthy competition!) with colleagues at your own campus but with colleagues at all 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office! This program supplements any wellness initiatives specific to your campus and is intended to bring us together as one university-wide family to focus on our health and wellness during these unique times. This wellness challenge is hosted by Systemwide Human Resources and supported by your campus.

Starting December 28th, this 6 week virtual coast-to-coast trip will take you from east to west, stopping at amazing attractions with postcard-perfect vintage and modern images, plus awesome descriptions. Each day you’ll visit a new attraction, earning points and experiencing road signs as you record exercise minutes or steps (sleep and meditation). Just put the wireless activity tracker on in the morning, sync it with your computer or app, and your steps will automatically load to your dashboard.

You can travel this course as an individual or once you sign up, why not grab 4-5 travel companions and create a team? This friendly competition is a great way to stay motivated and focused.

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There will be several virtual webinars presented by Kaiser Permanente, who is sponsoring this challenge, to talk more about the program. Please note you do not have to be a Kaiser member to participate.

For more information regarding the webinar dates and times please Click Here.