Spring 2015 Professional Development Days Schedule

The Spring_2015_PDD_Schedule1  is now available.  Please note that it is an ever-changing document, so please check often.  Thank you!

Brain Book Group meets Feb. 3 to discuss ‘The Tell-Tale Brain’; register now

The Brain Book Discussion Group will be meeting from noon to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays to discuss a New York Times bestseller, “The Tell-Tale Brain,” by V.S. Ramachandran, who is a leading neuroscience researcher.
The book has been described as a profoundly intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain. Register through staff development using CRN 34182.
The first meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 3. Books are available, after registering, from the staff development office in GEB 261. Questions? Contact Charis Sawyer at ext. 3748 or Marilyn Shopper at ext. 3387.

Ha Ha Giggle Giggle Ha Ha Giggle Giggle

We had fun and learned a lot too today in the Humor and Health Spring 2015 PDD session presented by Monty Miller, St. Luke’s Lifewise EAP. He brought laughter enhancing prizes! One piece of advice: Get some good belly laughs in throughout the day – both at work and at home! Laughter contributes to overall health and well-being by triggering responses similar to exercise, including decreasing levels of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and increasing endorphins. To  lower your blood pressure and increase oxygen to your body – LAUGH MORE!

Humor and Health Session - Spring 2015 PDD

Wellness Poster Session Prize Drawing Winners

Congratulations to these seven employees!  They were one of 75 employees who, when visiting the wellness poster session table,  entered the drawing for a chance to win one of these great prizes!  Claim your prize in Human Resources, GEB 274.

  • Georgia Livingston – E-Factor authored by Dr. Michelle Robin, complements of Staff and Organizational Development
  • Leila Jacobs – E-Factor  authored by Dr. Michelle Robin, complements of Staff and Organizational Development
  • Tamara Kingston – Green Yoga Mat, complements of the JCCC Bookstore
  • Judy Vaughn – Purple Yoga Mat, complements of the JCCC Bookstore
  • Ibby Daugherty – Yellow JCCC t-shirt, complements of the JCCC Bookstore and 12 Days of Wellness Calendar, complements of HR Wellness
  • Mindy Kinnaman – Cavalier Green Camelback Bottle, complements of the JCCC Bookstore
  • Mike Fluke – Cavalier Blue Camelback Bottle, complements of the JCCC Bookstore

ZWEL 107 – Wellness on a Shoestring Offered this Spring!

Participants will have the opportunity to attend this 8 week program and session topics will include: Wellness on a Shoestring Overview; Rest, Reflect, and Rejuvenate; Breathe Deeply; Move Your Body; Free Your Space; Go for the Greens; Eat from the Sea: Enjoy the Sun, Drink to Your Health; and a closing session. Facilitators will include: Tom Grady, Debbie Eisenhower, Tom Clayton, Ruth Dey, Karen Martley, and Del Lovitt.

The 8 modules for Session 1 are scheduled from (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)on the following dates and locations:

2/4/15 RC 175
2/11/15 RC 183
2/18/15 RC 175
2/25/15 RC 175
3/4/15 RC 175
3/11/15 RC 175
3/25/15 RC 175
4/1/15 RC 175

Register for these classes with CRN: 34194

The 8 modules for Session 2 are scheduled from (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) on the following dates and locations:

2/5/15 RC 183
2/12/15 RC 183
2/19/15 RC 183
2/26/15 CC 130
3/5/15 RC 183
3/12/15 RC 183
3/26/15 CC 130
4/2/15 RC 183

Register for these classes with CRN: 34195

Wellness Sessions offered January 13 through January 16, 2015

Quite a variety of wellness related sessions are being offered during professional development days January 13 through January 16.   Check out the schedule on this organizational development blog site: http://blogs.jccc.edu/staffdev/

The December issue of eVitality is here

Your December eVitality is here.

http://www.vitality.com/evitality/jccc/index.html

Don’t miss this month’s terrific new features, including:

  • Curb Those Carb Cravings
  • Make Shopping into a Workout
  • Give Your Pet the Gift of Safety This Holiday
  • Superfoods—Or Supergimmicks?
  • Having Surgery? How to Choose the Best Hospital for You
  • 5 Ways to Better Your Body Language

Your December evitality Is Here!

 Click http://www.vitality.com/evitality/jccc/index.html
Don’t miss this month’s terrific new features, including:
Curb Those Carb Cravings,Shoppercise! Make Shopping into a Workout
,Give Your Pet the Gift of Safety This Holiday,Superfoods—Or Supergimmicks?, Having Surgery? How to Choose the Best Hospital for You, 5 Ways to Better Your Body Language

Curb Those Carb Cravings’Tis the season to enjoy yourself. But if you’re also concerned about maintaining a healthy diet, getting a hold on your carb cravings…
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12 Days of Wellness Begins December 1

12 days of Wellness Information begins on December 1 just came out on Infolist.   Instructions, activity list and logging form are on InfoShare. 

What is the JCCC Employee 12 Days of Wellness?

Each of the 12 Days you will log on the form provided. Select an activity from a list of 4 wellness areas-Fitness, Nutrition, Stress Management and Social Health.  Your goal is to complete activities from all these areas to build onto your 12 days of wellness. You can choose from the list, or create your own.  The objective is to perform activities that are meaningful steps toward enhancing your wellness profile.      You may want to concentrate on a certain wellness area such as stress management, and set challenging, yet realistic goals for the 12 days.  But don’t skip the other 3-perform a simple, less time-consuming activity on those days to make sure you are benefiting in all areas. Try to reinforce the previous day’s activity by repeating it or a related activity as you add new habits along the way.

Questions?  Contact Ruth Dey at rdey@jccc.edu

Chair massages offered Nov. 13 and 14 in RC 171

Feeling stressed from the day, week, month or year? Are your shoulder and neck muscles tight from working on the computer? What you need is a chair massage from a certified massage therapist right here on campus.
Schedule one for yourself or treat a co-worker. The location is RC 171.
Here are the details:
• Chair massages are available to faculty and staff Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14.
• 15-minute sessions cost $15.
• E-mail cjgmassage@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.
Can’t make it in November? Chair massages will be offered December 11 and 12 and continue in the Spring. The chair massage program is sponsored by the JCCC Wellness for Life Employee Program.