Personal Well-Being

... Prioritize Your Health and Happiness

We each face our own, ever-changing set of personal and work-related challenges and opportunities. These interactive seminars can inform, inspire, and support you in this process, with research-based strategies, tips, and information to help you be better prepared for whatever life presents next.

Presented by The MIT Work-Life Center

Unwinding Anxiety the Mindful Way (A Three-Part Workshop Series)

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to Monday, November 4, 2019 - 1:30pm

Building: E25-119/121 (Whitaker College)

Presenter: Paul Fulton, Ed.D.; Founding Member, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy

Mindfulness and stress management are skills that require cultivation and practice. During this three-part workshop series, we will draw on learnings from Mindfulness: Shift Your Perspective and Reduce Your Stress, to delve deeper into the roots of our anxiety and build meaningful mindfulness practices. Following these sessions, you should expect:

  • Enhanced presence of mind
  • Increased capacity to cope with anxiety and stress
  • More thoughtful discourse and decision-making

Before you register for this workshop series, please note the following:

  • Due to high demand, this workshop series is only open to members of the MIT community
  • It is essential that you commit to all three sessions of this Mindfulness Workshop Series. All three sessions will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on the following Mondays:
  1. October 21, 2019
  2. October 28, 2019
  3. November 4, 2019

Fixing Your Broken Sleep

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Building: 46-3189 (Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

Presenter: Rick Clerici, C.HT., C.S.E.; Director, Clear Mind Systems

Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? If so, you are not alone. Recent studies suggest that we are experiencing a worldwide epidemic of insufficient sleep, with 60 percent of Americans reporting difficulty sleeping nearly every night. In this interactive seminar, attendees will learn techniques for overcoming common sleep problems; examine sleep from a scientific, historic, and traditional perspective; and learn the connections between sleep and health. This presentation has helped many people begin to get better sleep almost immediately. Some sleep concerns that will be addressed include:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Excessive thinking
  • Waking too early
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Sunday night insomnia
  • Chronic insomnia