Our Wellness Workshops are primarily Lunch & Learns and average between 30-45 minute sessions. Some workshops are educational, while others are for mere mental relaxation and clarity. These are the most popular workshops that we have to offer.

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Testimonials

“Gunnar’s presentation was very informative with the exercise and stretching tips.  I enjoyed the massage as well. We need to bring you out to our Management Meeting!”
– Shaun Ewing, VNA

“The therapist was AMAZING and ENCOURAGING!  Loved the presentation and reminders about breathing and Epson salt baths”
– Ellie Grant, Equest

“Loved the presentation for Exercises at Work!  I’ll definitely do them!”
– Elizabeth Andrus, Salvation Army

Workshop Descriptions

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“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.”

Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being. “Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Dr. Nevins. Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, she adds, “because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.”

We bring in qualified Yoga instructors to lead our workshops. We encourage a come-and-go atmosphere in which anyone can participate and leave at any time.

It is a big hit with almost every company we serve!

This workshop covers information about office ergonomics. It will help office workers to identify different ergonomic problems that they may face and the practices or precautions to adopt in order to avoid those problems. Office workers or employers will also be able to understand how to set up their workstations based on recognized ergonomic guidelines.

  • Understand different office ergonomics concepts
  • Identify Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs) and know how to prevent them
  • Understand eyestrain that is a result of Visual Display Terminals (VDTs) and know ways to avoid it
  • How to set up an ergonomically correct workstation (chair, monitor, keyboard, desk, work organization).
  • Other prevention strategies (work pacing, stretching, etc.)

Have you ever been injured on the job? Do you know what steps to take in the event of sickness, injury, or death solely due to your workplace environment? More importantly, do you know how to protect yourself, as well as others, and help promote healthy working conditions? Every year, more than 50,000 workers die from exposure to various hazards in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is committed to saving lives, preventing injuries, and protecting the health of workers all across America. This module will show you how to identify workplace hazards and become involved with ensuring healthy and safe working environments. This module is designed for employers, supervisors, and managers who need to thoroughly understand, implement, and communicate an OSHA program. Workers who need to be educated and aware of OSHA issues within their domain will also find this course useful. Moreover, facility safety officers and managers who need to develop a facility.

  • Understand the importance of effective safety and health programs
  • Learn about the common characteristics of exemplary workplaces
  • Understand the general guidelines
  • Understand the major elements of an effective safety and health program

In this workshop we discuss how to keep hazardous chemicals and materials from negatively affecting your health. This includes the use of personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures in the event of exposure to hazardous materials, and the procedures in place for conducting first aid and recording an incident of exposure in the workplace.

  • Understand how the body can be exposed to toxic substances
  • Learn the methods by which you can detect a toxic substance
  • Be aware of the effect that toxic substances can have on the body
  • Know how to reduce exposure to toxic substances

Topics Covered:

  • How Can the Body Be Exposed to Toxic Substances?
  • Clues of Exposure to Toxic Substances
  • Why is the Material Safety Data Sheet Needed?
  • The Effects of a Toxic Substance on the Body
  • Reaction and Interaction
  • Sensitivity
  • How to Reduce Exposure

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these known risk factors for MSDs increases a worker’s risk of injury.

Work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomics — fitting a job to a person — helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.

Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries (affects the shoulder)
  • Epicondylitis (affects the elbow)
  • Trigger finger
  • Muscle strains and low back injuries

Impact of MSDs in the Workplace

  • Work related MSDs are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2013, MSD1 cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases.

This workshop covers the ABC’s of good nutritional choices. We all heard “You are what you eat.”   Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people believe. We teach the essential steps of eating mainly foods derived from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils)—and limit highly processed foods.

We will even cater a healthy lunch (additional fee) for the employees to practice what we preach!

  • How do you maintain a healthy diet?
  • How many calories should I consume per day?
  • What does a fit person eat?
  • How do I find healthy recipes and places to eat out?

The Washington Post’s infographics department tested 12 exercises for a week to see which ones real people could incorporate into a workday. These moves were recommended by experts whose jobs involve studying motion, preventing obesity and generally getting people to not sit all day. The exercises are taught in the workshop and can easily be performed while at work.

We also show examples of ergonomic alternatives to reduce chronic stress such as sit-stand desks and keyboard pads for the wrists. These examples and many more are presented as solutions to reduce chronic stress!

What is Employee Satisfaction and how do you achieve it in your workplace? In this workshop we break it down into three areas: employee motivation, goal achievement, and positive morale. We show the participants that when they have their values lined up with the corporate values, employee productivity soars. This is definitely one workshop you want to book!

Important Take-Aways:

  • Traits of a Passionate Leader
  • Measuring Employee Satisfaction
  • Constructive vs Non-Constructive Feedback Practices
  • What does a Happy Corporate Culture look like?

Millennials have been labeled as a tough generation in the workplace, but when they are able to build healthy relationships and utilize their tech savvy, they become surprisingly productive. We teach leaders and managers how to boost engagement and productivity with Millennial employees and team leadership.

Important Take-Aways:

  • Compassionate Leadership Practices
  • Taking Advantage of their Strengths
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Elevating the Corporate Culture

Most organizations strive to create a team-oriented environment that will contribute to the overall success of the organization, but few understand how to create the experience of team work itself. When employees have a strong sense of belonging, they feel valued and important to the rest of the team. Team-building is about elevating the corporate spirit in working together to reach better outcomes. This workshop explores what a successful teambuilding effort looks like and finding the best fit for your organization.

Important Take-Aways:

  • Five Tips To Better Teamwork
  • Why Some Teambuilding Efforts Fail
  • Teambuilding For Corporate Wellness
  • Finding the Best Options for your People