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Instructor-led Classes and Activities

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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. Organizational & Learning Development administers this program, including the registration, coordination of instructors, and space reservation.

Virtual LinkedIn Learning Classes

Staying Positive in the Face of Negativity

Even the most optimistic of us can get weighed down when seemingly unrelenting negativity swirls around us at work and in life. It impacts our perspective, presence, and performance. Self-leadership expert Scott Mautz teaches a specific plan for fostering sustainable positivity, especially in the face of tiresome negativity. You’ll be able to stay positive over the long haul by applying fundamentals of positivity like staying grounded and practicing a special type of gratitude—and by drawing optimism from increased mental strength. Learn to build specialized positivity skills—such as handling criticism and difficult people—and build daily habits of positivity too. Plus, hear real-world examples and craft a personal MAP (micro action plan) for being realistic but staying upbeat when it feels like the world is conspiring to keep you down.

Staying Positive in the Face of Negativity

Employee Noontime Wellness

Yoga (Asanas and Stretching)

Live, instructor-led wellness class to support the body both mentally and physically. Employees will be guided through a series of yoga movements and asana postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Participants of all yoga levels are welcome to join our campus yoga community. Feel free to come to class as your schedule allows, and drop-ins are always welcome! Instructor Jennifer Park, DPT, is a Pediatric Physical Therapist, faculty member in Kinesiology, and long-time yoga teacher.

Date/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 30 - December 8,

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (In-Person)

Register - February 1 - May 12, 12:15pm - 12:45pm (In-Person)

Date/Time: Wednesdays, August 31 - December 7,

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (Virtual)

Register - August 31 - December 7, 12:15pm - 12:45pm (Virtual)

Asanas & Stretching flyer coming soon!

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Open Swim

The WELL’s lifeguards provide safety for open lap swim for all employees at the Yosemite Hall campus pool. Reservations are required but there is no charge to use the pool.

Click here to reserve your 50 minute swim session

The Five Elements of Wellbeing

At its very heart, Wellbeing is the difference between thriving, struggling, and suffering. Gallup's extensive research has identified five elements that encompass how we experience our lives: Career, Social, Financial, Physical, and Community Wellbeing. During this workshop, participants will take the Gallup Wellbeing Index and participate in activities and reflection to help define their levels of Wellbeing in each of the five elements. Time will also be spent on identifying the gaps between current Wellbeing and what the ideal state of thriving Wellbeing is for the five elements. Materials will be provided during the workshop. All employees are invited to participate!

One session will be provided in the summer and two sessions will be provided during the fall 2022 semester. Please register by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 10, 10:30 AM - Noon

Register - August 10, 10:30 AM - Noon

Date/Time: Friday, September 23, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Register - September 23, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Date/Time: Friday, November 18, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Register - November 18, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wellness Workshop Materials

Before You Register

Attending O&LD Events

Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisor prior to registering for O&LD events to ensure that their unit has adequate coverage and that their supervisor approves attendance.

Accessibility Information

The Office of Human Resources seeks to ensure that our events are inclusive and that all attendees are able to fully participate. Employees who may require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any workshop or program should email their request to no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.

Auxiliary Information

If you are an auxiliary employee (UEI, ASI, Union, the Well, Capital Public Radio, etc.), please be advised there may be a fee for you to attend some O&LD events/workshops. Details are included on appropriate event/workshop registration screen and you must ensure that the fee is approved by your supervisor or department before registering. If you have questions, please contact O&LD at