There is a French saying, “c’est en forgeant qu’on devient forgeron,” which translates to “it is smithing that makes the smith,” or “it is in doing that we become.” Working towards meaningful goals is inherently transformative. Accomplishing personal goals improves our sense of purpose, self-efficacy, and satisfaction with life. In this webinar, well-being coach Sarah Lewis will teach you to formulate, set, and take action on your goals using the SMART method and concepts from Anthropedia’s Know Yourself workshops. This will be an interactive webinar: please have a notebook and writing utensil on hand.
Stress is the friction that helps us learn and grow in life, but there are both good and bad kinds of stress. Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, will explore some of the simple strategies, coping mechanisms, and tools that can — if applied correctly and made part of our daily routine — profoundly impact how we experience and manage the stress in our lives. He will introduce PALM’s Stress Management Program and how it can aid in the pursuit of intelligent stress management.
Both shy and experienced artists are invited to express themselves with color and texture while learning non-figurative painting. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to blend acrylic paint to create secondary and tertiary colors. Then she will challenge you to experiment with a palette knife, plastic fork, and aluminum foil to create a non-figurative painting inspired by the work of Amy Sillman. Enjoy 90 minutes of creativity to exercise your brain and boost your mood while receiving personalized instruction.
In this Lunch and Learn, world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis and Director of the Anthropedia Institute, will describe how to recognize and cultivate personality traits that help us to live more healthy, satisfying, and meaningful lives. Using the Temperament and Character Inventory, which he developed, he will identify how the way we learned to adapt to life’s challenges and opportunities affects our physical, mental, and social well-being.
Come create artwork that can be shared with others! In this art workshop, Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach participants to design and carve their own linoleum block prints to create handmade greeting cards. Participants will connect emotion with creativity to express gratitude, sympathy, friendship, and more through artistically crafted hand-printed images.
Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life. However, in today’s world, our stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool we know. How do we move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life? Join counselor and coach Julie Geeting to explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it.
Shy as well as confident artists are invited to enjoy the benefits of two hours of creativity. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will show beginners how to break down organic forms into geometric forms, then add texture and color to bring it to life. More experienced artists will be given an extra challenge to make their negative space unique to their mood or personality. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.
We say that seeing is believing, but our perceptions can be distorted, and our thoughts can further amplify these distortions. Research from the Center for Well-Being at Washington University has shown that the meaning and perspective we develop in our lives has a profound impact on our physical and mental health. In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Nigel Lester will explore the power of developing healthy perspectives and provide a practical guide to perceiving, reframing, and transcending problems to bring creative solutions to our everyday lives.