A Healthy Tummy Makes a Happy Brain — Gut Health 101
Learn how to nurture a healthy microbiome through simple self-care techniques and the foods that will make your stomach feel great, improve your mood, and help your brain work at its best.
Better Sleep Better Health
Add to your knowledge of the deep connections between sleep and many aspects of physical, emotional, and cognitive health. By means of questions and answers attendees will learn about their own sleep and be able to recognize symptoms of the most common sleep disorders. We will discuss the far-reaching effects of insufficient sleep and learn about the many effective treatments for sleep disorders. The topic of weight loss and sleep is often enlightening and surprising. Guided relaxation exercises teach techniques for initiating sleep and returning to sleep. Your presenter, Rick Clerici, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator and Behavioral Sleep Therapist works with universities, hospitals, and corporations raising awareness about the importance of sleep and helping employee populations improve their sleep quality.
Beyond Blue — Understanding Mental Illness
Learn about the risks and signs of various mental illnesses and coping strategies and pathways to support them. Topics discussed include the features of depression and anxiety and the impact of undiagnosed and untreated mental illness on the workplace.
Calm Down — Meditation and Relaxation Guide
Learn some of the most popular relaxation tools and how to integrate them into your busy lives. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how to find and make time, even if you think you’re totally overbooked already!
Cholesterol — The Good, The Bad and The Strategies you Need
Learn strategies for raising “good” (HDL) cholesterol, techniques for lowering “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and receive healthy and delicious recipes that are simple to prepare.
Cleansing — Today’s Way of Cleaning Out Toxins
Examine the basics on cleansing, how our bodies handle toxicity, and where the toxins come from. You will learn how the liver detoxes, the signs and symptoms of toxic overload and what to look for in a product/supplement or food to help detox. The presentation ends with a takeaway message and two sample recipes for using food to help with the detox process.
COVID-19: Facts You Need to Know
Everyone is concerned about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The goal of this webinar is to help understand what is COVID 19, recognize signs and symptoms, who is at risk and how to protect yourself. We will discuss the common myths and how to avoid panic and hysteria.
Diet Frustrations — Why Your Diet May Not be Working
This presentation takes a look at how and what people do that may be sabotaging their diets without realizing it. Did you know eating fat-free products actually works against you and your dieting? Learn how to make certain choices that will make eating healthy less frustrating and will help your diet plan work. A handout of the top diet frustrations will be provided and what to do to fix them.
Jumpstart to a Healthier You
You’re ready to make a change-be it weight loss, reducing your risk of disease, or any other goal, getting started is often the hardest part. Learn why most initial efforts to change don’t work and discover how you can set goals for lasting success.
Learn to Find the ‘Magic in the Mess’ Through Mindfulness Practice (Finding the Superhero Within)
Mindfulness is a practice that can change our lives for the better. Even more important, it can help us face this current world crisis with more clarity, control, and compassion. During this session, you will learn the science behind mindfulness practice and how it can help regulate your emotions and thoughts so you can navigate this challenging time with more ease.
Letting Your Emotions Interfere with Eating
Learn how to identify when you are eating emotionally, what your triggers may be and how not to use food to fulfill an emotional void in this engaging, introspective presentation.
Master Your Mind — Emotional and Physical Health Connection
You get upsetting news and suddenly feel sick to your stomach. You’re nervous about a big meeting and you begin to sweat, your heart races. Examples of the mind-body connection are endless. Particularly helpful for those living with chronic illness or other health challenges, this dynamic presentation provides strategies that employ the mind to lessen chronic pain, reduce depression associated with physical ailments, improve health outcomes and more. You’ll learn about the latest research findings and gain techniques to help you feel your best, both mentally and physically.
Men’s Health — Nature vs. Nurture
What can men do to stay healthy? What are men’s top health issues? Why it’s more cultural than biological? Join us for this very informative presentation on staying healthy as a man. Women welcome too!
Menopause & Nutrition
Menopause is a biological turning point in a woman’s life. This webinar looks at some key points of what is happening in a woman’s body and how it affects their health. Nutrition plays an important part in helping women get through this time and they will learn about nutrition’s role in preventing chronic health issues related to menopause including cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Diet therapy is discussed in detail, including supplements, and lifestyle changes that will have a positive effect on the woman’s health. Handouts of key nutrients and lifestyle changes are included.
Does eating in your car, wolfing down lunch at your desk or snacking while watching TV sound familiar? Do you often finish eating something and not really remember the experience? If so, you’re not alone-between the hectic schedules we keep and the different roles that food plays in our lives, eating mindfully has become challenging for most of us. During this interactive presentation, we’ll come to understand the concept of mindful eating and how to apply it. We’ll also explore the important role mindfulness plays both in managing weight and in enhancing physical and emotional wellbeing.
Mindful Meal Planning
Healthcare costs are on the rise and businesses all over the country are looking for ways to help their employees get and stay healthy through a variety of wellness initiatives. Healthful eating is a big part of wellness, but excuses abound for why people eat so poorly. One of the biggest objections employees have to eating healthy is the cost. By investing a small amount of time and effort in mindful meal planning, employees can easily save 30 percent on their family’s food bill. In this fun and informative presentation, participants learn how the simple strategies of meal planning can save them time, stress and money when it comes eating healthy.
Topics covered include:
• Meal Planning Basics
• Why Your Freezer is Your Best Friend
• Time Saving Food Prep Tips
• Save Money While Eating Healthy
Each person who attends the class will receive mindful meal planning tools.
Minimizing Worry to Maximize Your Life
Are you a worrywart? Nineteen million Americans are chronic worriers and 38 percent report worrying every day. We all worry at times, but if you constantly stress over everything in your life you may be developing a chronic worry habit that can lead to physical and mental health difficulties including stress-related illnesses, generalized anxiety disorder and depression. In this presentation, we will assist you in analyzing the root cause of worry and strategies to break the cycle of worry.
Do you often feel pressed for time and too often behind the eight ball? Does it feel as though your attention span and patience are shrinking? These symptoms of stress and tension have become all too common in all our lives. In this presentation, we will practice brief meditative exercises, mind shift tricks, and quick release tools that fit into any busy life. Learn how to release tension in four seconds, and how this technique works in your body and unconscious mind. Discover a simple mental resource that will turn your mind from worry to wonder. Experience a guided meditation that you can remember. We will also explore simple habits that support and build this more relaxed and creative state of mind/body and preserve your new-found peace. Your instructor, Rick Clerici, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator and Behavioral Sleep Therapist, has studied extensively in meditation, personal growth and indigenous healing, and utilizes these meditative techniques in helping clients to heal from trauma, panic attacks and insomnia
Positive Change — Achieving the Goal of Becoming a Non-Smoker
This is an introduction to a more positive approach to quit smoking in that by deciding to become a non-smoker you are gaining and choosing to become a person who no longer chooses to smoke. We will address an understanding of how we think, then changing our behavior, a process grounded in the principles of cognitive behavior therapy. By understanding how we think about ourselves, our habit and our relationship to nicotine we can work to change that thinking and our behavior. We will cover some of the steps you can take to affect positive change. We will also review the myths and realities of nicotine addiction and how those views can hold us back.
Power Eating for Exercise
Learn how to optimize your workout by eating the right kinds of foods. This presentation will show you how to eat to improve your fitness outcomes. Studies show that exercise alone without a healthy diet can impede your health goals. Participants will learn what foods to avoid and what foods to incorporate before and after a workout.
Reclaim Your Joy
Children experience joy on a regular basis. But when we become adults, time pressures and competing demands can make joy seem like a foreign concept. This fun, engaging presentation will help you tune in to what’s most important and make a simple plan for incorporating more joy into your daily routine.
Most of us feel too busy to even think about taking time out to relax. But the reality is that regular relaxation is crucial-if we don’t stop regularly to “refuel,” we risk emotional and physical burnout. Even a small investment of 5-10 minutes a day can have a huge return. This interactive presentation includes demonstrations of relaxation techniques that provide immediate as well as long-term benefits. We’ll also learn how to detect burnout “triggers” and discover ways to regain a sense of balance and motivation. We’ll leave feeling recharged and better able to tackle daily demands.
Riding the Waves of Change
Change in life is inevitable. While we can’t always control what happens, we can control how we choose to respond to it. We’ll demonstrate techniques for successfully navigating change and using it as an opportunity for learning and growth.
Shift Work — Making it Work for You
Shift workers comprise 25 percent of the world’s workforce. From trucking and transportation to medicine and manufacturing, shift workers make the workplace more productive and efficient. One of the great challenges for shift workers is getting a good night’s sleep. In this presentation, we will discuss techniques for getting better sleep and the important benefits of sleeping better. We will focus on sleep improvement strategies that are specific to night shift work and can make shift work healthier and less challenging. Your presenter, Rick Clerici, Certified Clinical Sleep Educator and Behavioral Sleep Therapist; works with universities, hospitals, and corporations raising awareness about the importance of sleep, and helping employee populations improve their sleep quality.
Smoking — How to Quit
We all know why we shouldn’t smoke. Wanting to quit is easy, it’s being successful that is difficult. We will discuss how to prepare to quit and what support you may need. Learn how to integrate techniques to stop smoking. Resources will be provided.
So You Think You Can Chill — Strategies for Creating Mindful Moments
Mindfulness is all the rage these days, but not everyone has time to catch a meditation class after work. How can busy people tap into the benefits of this life-changing practice? This presentation introduces mindfulness meditation techniques and offers practice strategies for meditating in the real world — at work and on the go.
Staying Healthy as You Age
Preparing to age healthy starts at a young age. Learn how adopting healthy habits and behaviors will contribute to a productive and meaningful life as you age and how perception, nutrition, and lifestyle play key roles in healthy aging.
Strategies for Balancing Eating Healthy while Dining Out
Going out to eat can be a huge temptation to making poor food choices. This presentation will help participants to become more mindful, listen to their bodies and learn how to make smart decisions. Participants will learn the strategies they need to help with sticking to healthy eating by learning how to balance their choices while not feeling deprived.
Strategies for Stress Relief
Everyone is stressed. The responsibilities of modern living can be overwhelming. But is it really possible to learn techniques and strategies to manage and relieve stress? Yes! In this presentation, we will talk about the symptoms of stress, how they manifest in day-to-day life and ways to effectively manage stress. The goal of this presentation is to help every participant develop a willingness to employ at least one new strategy towards feeling less stressed.
The Benefits of Mindfulness
Lots of us would like to be more mindful and live a more balanced life, but we don’t know where to begin. During this presentation you will learn a few practical techniques, like breathing and meditation exercises that you can employ at any time (and in just a few minutes!) to get yourself into a more mindful state. A regular mindfulness practice can help you feel better, reduce your stress, and enjoy life more.
The Gluten-Free Diet, Celiac, and Gluten Sensitivity
With gluten-free diets being so popular participants will learn the difference between Celiac, which is an autoimmune disease, and Gluten Sensitivity. Participants will learn about the gluten-free diet and what nutrients need to be supplemented and why. Who else may benefit from using a gluten-free diet (autoimmune, Autism, wheat allergy, weight loss, etc); how do you know if you are one of them?
The Kids’ Table — Simple Strategies for Raising Healthy Eaters
During this fun, informative and interactive presentation, you’ll get answers to your questions and concrete tools to take to the table. We’ll arm you with simple strategies to ensure that your child is getting what he or she needs to thrive. We’ll also discuss tips for helping picky eaters, review quick and healthy snack and meal ideas, and empower you with vital information to help your child lead the longest and healthiest life possible.
The Power Table
Learn how to look and feel your best with the power of plant-based, whole foods. We’ll discuss some lesser known “all-star” super foods as well as strategies for effortlessly sneaking in more nutrients and getting the most out of each meal. We’ll also share simple, delicious and nutrient-packed recipes to power up any table!
The Science of Happiness
Learn how to bring more happiness to your personal and professional life. Research supports that happy people feel better, do better and live better. While this is great news, it still begs the question, why? And more importantly, how? During this presentation, we will explore the history and research behind this concept of happiness, how it relates to the various facets of your life, and what intentional activities you can do to increase your life satisfaction and fulfillment.
Tobacco Cessation Series
This presentation provides insight into the reasons why people use tobacco and briefly introduce methods of cessation. 60 minute trainings given in a 4-, 6-, or 8-week series. Up to one year of coaching may be added for participants who complete the course. Call for pricing.
Understanding the Grieving Process — Tools for Coping with Loss
There are many types of losses that can cause us to grieve or to feel a sense of sadness or longing for what once was. Grief is not just our reaction to the death of a loved one, it may be our response to the loss of a job or friend, a marriage ending, a move, adult children leaving home or other life transitions. While there is no wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope that can be helpful when undergoing such stress and transition.
In this discussion-based presentation you will learn:
• Common myths and facts about grief
• How to identify the physical and emotional symptoms of grief
• The difference between grief and depression and when professional help is needed
• To identify and choose healthy coping
Wellness is much more than eating well and exercising. This interactive presentation is designed to cover categories across the wellness spectrum. You can test your knowledge while setting goals to positively influence your health. Note: Available on-site only. 2.5 credits per hour.
Wellness Wisdom for Women
Woman have a wealth of health information available to them about their health. In addition to learning the facts women also have their intuition and instincts about their bodies. This presentation combines the health factors we need to know combined with being in touch with our bodies to increase our awareness of the silent risks that threaten our wellness. We will discuss what makes women’s wellness unique in the areas of heart disease and stroke and the key factors for promoting overall wellness: nutrition, sleep and exercise.
What Everyone Needs to Know About Drugs and Addiction
There are so many ways that addiction has ruined lives. No one is immune from the disease of addiction. Addiction has become an epidemic that impacts the workplace, our families, friends and community. The best defense against addiction is knowledge. This presentation will provide education on being able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, the progressive pattern of the addiction disease, the difference between abuse and addiction, the physical/emotional/behavioral effects of addiction, why enabling behavior does not help, what types of treatment are available and available resources.
What is Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
Did you know that diabetes is the major cause of blindness, kidney failure, and heart attacks? This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. An understanding of how insulin and sugar work together in the body will help guide the participant to understanding what is going on. Participants will learn simple lifestyle and diet changes that can be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. A handout of portions of carbohydrates for meal planning will be available.
What Stress and Diet Have in Common?
Learn how stress plays a part in your health status; contributes to inflammation and weight gain. Hormones released during constant stress could be behind your weight gain or prevent you from losing weight. Cortisol is one hormone that has many jobs including maintaining blood pressure and carbohydrate metabolism. During times of stress cortisol stays elevated causing an impact on weight gain. Stress, inflammation and diet play together and could be helping us hold on to that unwanted weight.