Resilience and Wellness Series

This monthly resilience and well-being series has been designed specifically for faculty and staff at the University of Michigan Medical School. These workshops will equip you with actionable skills to enhance your ability to overcome adversity, manage stress, and thrive in your professional and personal life. In these highly experiential workshops, you will engage in practical exercises and discuss strategies for applying the skills after the sessions.

You are encouraged to register for any and all of the workshops that interest you. 

This program is highly interactive and includes small group breakout sessions.


Awe & Gratitude 
This workshop will focus on the many benefits of positive emotions. Positive emotions such as joy, love, and contentment have generally beneficial effects such as broadening the scope of attention and building physical, social, and emotional resources. Positive emotions increase well-being and buffer against stress.

Using Your Strengths
This workshop will focus on ways you currently use your strengths and new opportunities for using them. It will also include strategies for recognizing others’ strengths and ways to celebrate them.

Learned Optimism
This workshop will focus on the benefits of optimism, and strategies for increasing resilience and optimism in our lives. Optimism is one of the most important and well-studied protective factors in resilience. Deliberately cultivating an optimistic mindset can help individuals navigate stressors they encounter and increase overall well-being. 

Thinking Traps
This workshop will focus on how to spot thinking traps and how to control your emotions, physiology and reactions.

Joy Multiplier
The skill of joy multiplier teaches individuals to be authentically engaged when having conversations about another person’s positive experiences. Through authentic engagement, both individuals feel greater trust and belonging, and the relationship is strengthened.


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Upcoming Sessions

There are no scheduled sessions for this workshop.