Resilience and Wellness Series
This monthly resilience and well-being series has been designed specifically for faculty 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. Those who complete all five sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Awe & Gratitude - Friday, 5/21
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 - Tuesday, 6/22
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 - Wednesday, 7/28
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 - Wednesday, 8/18
This workshop will focus on how to spot thinking traps and how to control your emotions, physiology and reactions.
Joy Multiplier - Wednesday, 9/22
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.