On-Demand Education

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Turn to the Wellness Hub Education Center for personal and professional development so you can learn when and where it’s convenient for you. Our On-Demand webinars are categorized by our Health Initiatives.

Healthy Selfie Week
In October 2020, the Wellness Hub brought you “Healthy Selfie Week,” a week focused on mental health in graduate school by providing workshops, trainings, and prevention education for the UMB community. Graduate students experience mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and social isolation. The COVID pandemic has compounded these feelings of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression. During this period of social isolation, uncertainty and abrupt transitions, students are prone to further worsening of these feelings.

Red Folder training: Assisting Students with Mental Health Crisis

In this training, the UMB community will learn how to assist students who may be experiencing mental health issues. Led by Dr. Jenna Silverman, a psychologist at the UMB Student Counseling Center, you will be introduced to a practical tool called the “Assisting Students in Distress Folder.” This folder contains a quick reference guide, as well as information on how to recognize symptoms, respond to classmates, and refer them for therapy or other immediate help. To download a copy, click here: ‌Assisting Students in Distress Folder PDF

Access Passcode: RedFolder2020*

 

Preventing Activism Burnout

Our nation is experiencing 2 crises simultaneously: the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and racial unrest. The heightened stress and anxiety around the unknowns of the future creates prime territory for compromised physical and mental wellness. BLM protesters are not only at a higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus, but are also at risk of experiencing an increase in mental health symptoms. Activism burnout is extremely common. According to Forbes, the pandemic and protests are bound to have detrimental effects on the lives of most protesters.  Join us for a discussion with Chaia Grubbs, LCSW-C from the Student Counseling Center as we bring awareness to how to navigate activism burnout, why self-care matters, and tips to maintain our mental and emotional wellbeing during this unprecedented time.

Access Passcode: ActivismBurnout2020*

 

Health at Any Size: Diets, Fads, and Creating Healthy Food Habits

It’s not just how we move and what we eat, but our mindsets that ultimately determine the positive health outcome of exercise and dietary changes we make. In this workshop, Alexa Bedingfield, MS, CNS, LDN will discuss  how to reframe the way you approach nutrition. Alexa will review the dangers of popular diets, what happens when a wellness-focused lifestyle goes too far, and weight stigma's negative effect on our health. Students will learn to integrate healthy habits into your lifestyle for long-lasting, sustainable, positive change. 

Access Passcode: HealthAtAnySize2020*

 

Baltimore: How to Feel Connected to a New City

According to a recent survey by the American College Health Association, 64% of college students reported feeling extremely lonely in the last year. The COVID pandemic has compounded these feelings of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression. During this period of social isolation, uncertainty and abrupt transitions, students are prone to further worsening of these feelings. Join the School of Medicine upper classmen who will discuss how to navigate a new city, new classmates, and helpful resources on campus.

Access Passcode: FeelConnected2020*

 

Intimate Relationships during COVID-19: Let’s Stay Safe

Sex during the coronavirus pandemic requires a whole new set of precautions on top of those that prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as HIV-AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea or herpes. Join us for a chat with Dr. Jessica Lee, a physician and assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, as she explores dating, new sexual partners, and precautions you can take during COVID-19.

Access Passcode: IntimateRelationships2020*

 

Cooking with Nutritionist in 30 Minutes or Less

Join Alexa Bedingfield, MS, CNS, LDN as she prepares a balanced, filling, seasonal meal with common pantry staples. Participants will receive the recipe and a list of ingredients to have on hand prior to the class if you’d like to follow along in your own kitchen. 

Access Passcode: Cooking2020*

Substance Use and Recovery Week
As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic. In September 2020, we designed a week of events to educate the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) about the risks and prevalence of substance abuse, resources for addiction treatment, interventions for harm-reduction, and support for individuals in recovery. More than 40 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortality as well as ongoing concerns for those with a mental illness or substance use disorder in counties and other areas within the state. UMB is committed to promoting activities and providing resources that promote the health and wellness of students, especially students who are seeking alcohol and substance use support and recovery.

Red Folder training: Assisting Students with Mental Health Crisis

In a recent Centers for Disease Control study, one in four young adults between 18 and 24 said they have seriously contemplated suicide during the pandemic. In this training, you will learn how to assist other students who may be experiencing mental health issues. Led by Dr. Jenna Silverman, a psychologist at the UMB Student Counseling Center, students will be introduced to a practical tool called the “Assisting Students in Distress Folder.” This folder contains a quick reference guide, as well as information on how to recognize symptoms, respond to classmates, and refer them for therapy or other immediate help. To download a copy, click here: ‌Assisting Students in Distress Folder PDF

Access Passcode: RedFolder2020*

 

Sober Curious: Alternative Thinking about Drinking

Have you heard about the Sober Curious movement? Come learn more about how Sober Curious events are changing how we think about drinking. Dr. Jenna Silverman from the Student Counseling Center will discuss the Sober Curious movement and ways to integrate it into your life.

Access Passcode: SoberCurious2019*

Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) Week
The transgender or gender-nonconforming (TGNC) student population is increasing within higher education. In November 2020, we celebrated TGNC week with various events on self-care, positive sexual health, trivia on allyship and more. The college experience of TGNC students differs from their cisgender peers. TGNC students experience a higher rates of mental health issues, intimate partner violence (IPV), and sexually transmitted diseases. We are committed to enhancing the personal and professional success of all sexual and gender minority students at UMB.

A Firsthand Look: Navigating the Healthcare System as a Transgender Patient

The healthcare system in the United States proves daunting for underserved populations, including transgender patients. This workshop will focus on interactions with health insurance and the healthcare system from the firsthand experience of a transgender individual. Participants will learn the steps taken to access healthcare resources as an insured transgender patient undergoing medical transition for gender affirmation, including barriers to access caused by systemic shortcomings and a lack of informed healthcare providers. Through this workshop, participants will seek to understand transgender patient experiences, analyze the limitations of current discriminatory practices in the healthcare system at the expense of transgender patients, and apply new knowledge to improve the experiences of transgender patients.

Access Passcode: tgncweek2020!

 

LGBTQIA+ Intimate Relationships: Staying Safe During COVID-19

Sex during the coronavirus pandemic requires a whole new set of precautions. This workshop will focus on the unique sexual health needs of LGBTQIA+ people, who are often underrepresented in sexual health education. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Matthew Grant, the Assistant Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program, who works in the Adolescent and Young Adult Community Health Center providing primary care to patients with HIV. We will explore dating, new sexual partners, and precautions you can take during COVID-19 through a LGBTQIA+ lens.

Access Passcode: tgncweek2020!

 

Self-Care in Transition: Self-Care Tips for Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

This workshop will prioritize providing self-care tips for transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals. Self-care is oftentimes tailored to cisgender folks, which leaves the gender diverse community behind. Self-care is an important part of maintaining mental and physical health, which is why it is vital for trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals to be provided with self-care tips and resources.

Access Passcode: tgncweek2020!

Stressbusters
Stressbusters is a nationwide college health program that helps students rediscover relaxation. At UMB, we are committed to spreading awareness about stress and anxiety, creating supportive programming, and providing resources designed to help students in academic success. You've been go-go-going and we want you to take a breather.

Cello Meditation Concert

Join USGA and prepare to center your mind and body with a live guided cello meditation hosted by The Wong Janice. The Wong Janice, a meditation teacher and cellist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, who creates cello journeys for meditation, relaxation and sleep. Dive deep into meditation with beautiful live cello music. 

Access Passcode: Cello2020!

 

Propagating plants with SOM student, Raymond Bascal

School of Medicine student, Raymond Bascal, will discuss plants, propagation of plants, and how to care for them. Propagation of plants can teach you about care, bonding, and patience. The experience will lead the audience through the proper steps for propagating indoor houseplants. 

Access Passcode: Stressbusters2020!

 

Burnout: Managing Wellbeing

Dr. Cassie Moon from the Student Counseling Center will discuss ways to manage burnout through stress management and improving your overall wellbeing. It will include some skills on self-compassion and how to better notice your stress levels (and when you are at most risk of burnout).

Access Passcode: Stressbusters2020!

 

Ergonomics: Strategizing to Optimize At Home Learning

During these uncertain times, one thing that is certain is the necessity to proceed on with our education and careers. In our current environment, for most of us this looks like virtual E-Learning, and working from home. Join Tessa Shifflett, an URecFit personal trainer, for a virtual learning ergonomics workshop to learn strategies to be productive, and protect your body while you transition your living space, into a learning and working space. 

Access Passcode: Stressbusters2020!

Healthy Relationships
Relationships can be a source of support and care, and they can be stressful and demanding. Since the pandemic started, a huge number of relationships are strained by the stress and lockdowns. This is not just referring to relationships you have with your loved ones. Our relationship with one’s self is relationship many of us tend to neglect sometimes. Therefore, the Wellness Hub in partnership with many organizations and other on campus organization are dedicating TWO event packed weeks focusing on “Relationships” in February. Discover what it takes to have a relationship with others, and more importantly, establishing healthy practices and coping strategies within yourself.

Behind the Post #RelationshipGoals

Many times, what we see on social media is not a real representation of what's going on behind the post. We might see a couple that looks picture-perfect online, but amazing social posts are not what makes or breaks a relationship. Healthy relationships involve a lot more than that and it's important to know what qualifies as unhealthy and healthy in a relationship.

Access Passcode: healthyrelationships2021!

 

Maintaining Your Intimate Relationship during Graduate School

Maintaining a committed relationship while attending graduate or professional school can be complex and challenging. Your relationship is simultaneously a source of support and a source of demanding responsibilities. Join the Schools of Medicine and Social Work students for a panel discussion as we navigate relationships with those not in graduate or professional school, long distance relationships, polyamory, and when to say "I Do."

Access Passcode: healthyrelationships2021!

 

Death Cafe

Join a thoughtful discussion about death designed to increase awareness and help people make the most out of their lives.  All UMB students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored with the Graduate School

Death Cafe Prompts

 

Toxic Positivity

Learn ways to talk to yourself and to others with warmth and compassion without falling into the trap of toxic positivity and invalidation. Join this discussion and practice of embracing the unique human emotional experience.

Toxic Positivity PPT

 

Visionboard with a Purpose

Take a break from your studies and manifest what 2021 looks like for you. Join us as we create personalized vision boards that align with your goals for the upcoming year. Bring personal notes, pictures, etc. to accessorize your vision board. No experience necessary.

Access Passcode: healthyrelationships2021!

Visionboard Prompt

Visionboard PPT

 

UMB PT Student Panel

It's winter time which means cold weather, dry skin, and a natural desire to hibernate in our beds watching Netflix. Take a break from classes and Netflix with our physical therapy students and learn how to gently move your body at home this winter! We'll hear their recommendations and advice to help us get our blood flowing in hibernation season.

Access Passcode: healthyrelationships2021!

PT Student Panel PPT

 

Soundbath Meditation with a Singapore DJ Amanda

Coming Soon!

Love Your Body Week
Society has always had expectations of the “ideal” body type. However, those standards are often unattainable and harmful to those they are intended to “encourage” or “inspire.” More specifically, it can cause people to body shame individuals into insecurity, poor eating practices (such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, orthorexia, etc.), and over-exercising. In recent years, many have begun to accept themselves and motivate others to do the same. The entirety of the Body Positive Movement is that everyone is unique and beautiful in every way possible regardless of size and shape. In addition, the movement focuses on people who aren’t considered conventionally beautiful or attractive doing whatever they like no matter what people may say about it.

MindfulEating, Part 1

Celebrate your body with us as we explore Mindful Eating, non-diet approach to improving how we feed ourselves and our relationship to food. In this two-part workshop series, you will understand how to make intentional food choices and reduce mindless eating. Mindful Eating part 1 and Hunger Check in Worksheet

Mindful Eating, Part 2

Celebrate your body with us as we explore Mindful Eating, non-diet approach to improving how we feed ourselves and our relationship to food. It involves increasing our awareness of our physical sensations, environment, and emotions while we are consuming food. In this two-part workshop series, you will have amble time to practice your mindful eating skills. Mindful eating part 2

Social Media and its Effects on Mental Health and Body Image

As social media’s presence in society has increased in the last decade or so, so has the exposure to thin and toned body types and particular diets. Learn the myths about body image and strategies to change social media habits to improve body image. Body Image and Social Media

National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week (NPHW) is designed to engage UMB community on key public health issues in Baltimore, Maryland, and around the world. During each day of NPHW, we focus on a particular public health topic that are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation.

Burnout: Managing Wellbeing (2021)

Dr. Cassie Moon from the Student Counseling Center will discuss ways to manage burnout through stress management and improving your overall wellbeing. It will include some skills on self-compassion and how to better notice your stress levels (and when you are at most risk of burnout).

 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

The QPR method is a brief intervention that can be taught to anyone who has contact with people at risk for suicide. Trainees are taught how to identify the warning signs and risk factors for suicide and suicidal ideation, and are then trained on how to sensitively ask if the person they are concerned about is contemplating suicide, and are taught how to connect the person to appropriate resources.

Access Passcode: QPR 2021*

 

Fireside Chat with UMB Infection Prevetion Team Death Cafe

Join the Wellness Hub and the UMB Infection team as we discuss the COVID-19 contact tracing process on campus. Students, faculty, and staff were asked to submit questions in advance for a moderated Q&A. 

 

Naloxone Training

Join us for a Naloxone training led by the Maryland Department of Health. They will lead the training and answer questions about overdose, naloxone, opioids and addiction. 

 

Gender Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Dr. Nikita specializes in care of transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents and participates in the Your Trans Care (YTC) specialty program that offers primary care and distinctive services for transgender individuals and their friends, family and significant others.