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Manage Insomnia Naturally | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing 05/03/2024

Manage Naturally 😴 find 10 ways to take charge of your on Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing.

If you toss and turn throughout the night, unable to find decent rest, you’re not alone. Recent surveys indicate that up to 40% of adults experience insomnia in a given year, making it the most common sleep complaint in the United States.

Manage Insomnia Naturally | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing There are many options you can take to manage the circumstances that cause your sleeplessness and return to a more regular sleep schedule.

Opinion: Spring is the fairest season 04/26/2024

“In springtime, all the little microbes and good bacteria awaken in the soil — you can even smell ‘spring’ when walking in a forest,” Jean Larson, faculty at the Bakken Center said.

Read Opinion: Spring is the fairest season on the MN Daily.

Opinion: Spring is the fairest season See ya later, winter!

04/23/2024

In 2023, about 60% of the world’s population – or nearly 4.8 billion people – were active users of social media. According to DataReportal, a typical user spends about 2.5 hours on social media every day. Throughout an average lifetime, that number can add up significantly and amount to several years spent on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and more.

How will you spend that time, and how will social media impact your mental health and wellbeing?

📱 Swipe Right on You! Social Media and Your Mental Health with Kit Breshears. Learn more in this free wellbeing webinar on May 22, 2024 from 12-1pm central.

Find registration at z.umn.edu/Wellbeingwebinars

Planetary Health | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing 04/22/2024

The first step toward planetary health is finding out where you're already making good choices and where you need to make a change.

Take a planetary health assessment on Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing.

Planetary Health | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing

Planetary Health | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing 04/22/2024

Take Charge of Planetary Health on and beyond.

If we shift our perspective to understand the overlapping and interconnected systems in which we live, we can make choices that are in service of our natural environment and profoundly affect the wellbeing of both the planet and its individual citizens. True planetary health is reflected in a world where natural systems are allowed to flourish, everyone has access to clean water and air, biological diversity is supported, and humans are treated ethically and equally.

Working toward planetary health includes:
♻ Reusing, repurposing, or recycling products
🍲 Reducing food waste and eating a plant-forward diet
🙋‍♀️ Volunteering for organizations supporting planetary health
📥 Voting for candidates who support environmental protections
🐻 Ensuring that animals are raised responsibly and treated humanely
🚲 Carpooling, biking, or taking mass transit

Find tips, set a goal, and learn more on Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing. https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/planetary-health

Planetary Health | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing Humans are disrupting the health of the natural systems upon which our wellbeing and very lives depend. We urgently need to act in order to sustain life on this planet.

umn.zoom.us 04/18/2024

The next Integrative Nursing webinar takes place on May 8 from noon to 1 p.m. central. Learn from a panel led by nurses in the Chief Wellbeing Officer (CWO) Role as they discuss the position in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

The content of this webinar is designed for Nurses. Other health professionals are welcome.

Participants can earn 1.0 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Find registration at z.umn.edu/WellbeingWebinars

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04/17/2024

The Jangchub Jamtse Tour (Loving-Kindness Tour) by Janchub Choeling Nunnery, Mundgod will be in Minnesota this April. We invite you to The Bardo at Mend as we welcome + fundraise for this group of traveling Tibetan nuns from southern India.

4 ticket opportunities take place from April 25 to April 28, 2024. Attend the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala Construction by visiting cometomend.com for tickets and more information.

Talking nutrition for healthy aging with U of M 04/16/2024

As we age, nutrition is an essential factor in making sure we stay healthy long-term.

University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing faculty Jenny Breen is a professional chef and advocate for sustainable food systems and food justice. She shares tips for prioritizing nutrition and making sustainable food choices.

Read the full story.

Talking nutrition for healthy aging with U of M As we age, nutrition is an essential factor in making sure we stay healthy long-term.

We Are Champions of Whole Health | The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health 04/12/2024

Hear from three members, including Center Director Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, who demonstrate what it means to be a part of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, and what it means to be a Champion Whole Health.

We Are Champions of Whole Health | The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health For integrative medicine professionals and students at academic health centers and health systems, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health ...

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Faculty from the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing joined colleagues from the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, UMN at the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health’s International Congress. Dr. Hubert Lim, Director of the Bakken Center for Medical Devices, gave an inspiring plenary titled, “Advancing a Whole Health Approach in Translating Neurotechnologies to Patients.”

Tools for finding meaning | Taking Charge of Your Survivorship 04/10/2024

There are many ways that patients have found a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in their lives during their experiences with serious health conditions. Find 6 tools for finding meaning on Taking Charge of Your Survivorship.

Tools for finding meaning | Taking Charge of Your Survivorship There are many ways that patients have found a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in their lives during their experiences with serious health conditions. 

04/05/2024

The Weisman Art Museum and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing co-present WAKING THE ORACLE. WAM will host two free events, on April 17 and April 27, focused on community healing. ⁠

🔮 WAKING THE ORACLE invites participants into a warm-hearted, facilitated space where meaningful connection and dialogue can be had through empathetic listening. ⁠

✨ On April 17 and April 27, share food, space, immersive sound, creative connection, and meet the Oracles with other like-hearted members of our community. ⁠

🔗 For more information, to register, and to learn about the Oracles, visit the website. https://csh.umn.edu/for-community/waking-oracle-arts-planet-connection-healing/community-events

What makes a great Health Coach? | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing 04/04/2024

What makes a great Health Coach?
The field of health coaching is rapidly growing as industry and individuals recognize the power of having a behavior change expert in your corner. A health coach can play a pivotal role in guiding you to make positive mindset and health behavior changes, achieving optimal wellbeing and living your best life. While there are several key skills and qualities that contribute to the success of a health coach, it is essential to possess a passion for health and helping others, effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and a holistic approach to wellbeing.

Read all 7 dimensions of what makes a great health coach on Taking Charge.

What makes a great Health Coach? | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing The field of health coaching is rapidly growing as industry and individuals recognize the power of having a behavior change expert in your corner. A health coach can play a pivotal role in guiding you to make positive mindset and health behavior changes, achieving optimal wellbeing and living your b...

04/01/2024

Tomorrow you're invited to Your Brian on Art: How the Arts Transform us featuring Susan Magsamen.

Find free registration at z.umn.edu/wellbeingseries

Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform us featuring Susan Magsamen is the next installment of the Wellbeing Series 2024. You're invited to attend online via zoom on Tuesday, April 2 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central.

Find free registration at z.umn.edu/wellbeingseries

Free Meditation: Ready for Sleep Yoga Nidra with Amy Wheeler, Ph.D (14:37 minutes) - University of Minnesota - Kaltura MediaSpace 03/29/2024

Ready for Sleep Yoga Nidra meditation is a deeply relaxing practice designed to prepare the mind and body for a restful night's sleep.

We're releasing this meditation that's part of the upcoming Online Therapeutic Yoga series!

It begins with setting an intention for the session, followed by a series of breathing exercises, body rotation awareness, and guided visualization techniques. The session culminates in a state of complete stillness, allowing practitioners to drift effortlessly into a peaceful sleep. z.umn.edu/sleepmeditation

Save this resource, and learn more about the series at z.umn.edu/yogaseries

Free Meditation: Ready for Sleep Yoga Nidra with Amy Wheeler, Ph.D (14:37 minutes) - University of Minnesota - Kaltura MediaSpace Ready for Sleep Yoga Nidra meditation is a deeply relaxing practice designed to prepare the mind and body for a restful night's sleep. It begins with setting an intention for the session, followed by a series of breathing exercises, body rotation awareness, and guided visualization techniques. The s...

Opinion: The magic of East River Flats 03/22/2024

Jean Larson, the faculty lead in nature-based therapies at the Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, said she valued having the Mississippi River near her office when she was a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.

“There is a part of us on a DNA level that feels better when we’re in nature,” Larson said. “It’s a really simple remedy for a lot of students’ stress.”

She explained the idea of “attention restoration theory,” which suggests when we focus our attention on natural scenery, our brain has an opportunity to reboot and restore itself.

Read "The magic of East River Flats" here.

Opinion: The magic of East River Flats Finding joy and relief along the Mississippi.

03/20/2024

Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform us featuring Susan Magsamen is the next installment of the Wellbeing Series 2024. You're invited to attend online via zoom on Tuesday, April 2 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central.

Find free registration at z.umn.edu/wellbeingseries

Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching 03/19/2024

The Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching Program application deadline has been extended to June 1st!

"We are drawing to the program professionals from many fields including nursing, medicine, psychology, social work, and counseling as well as many other disciplines,” said Center Founder and Director Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer. "While some want to specifically work as a health coach, many are recognizing the importance of incorporating coaching skills into their regular practice as a health care provider."

Find out about both our masters as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in integrative health and wellbeing coaching.

Request an application guide at z.umn.edu/HC.

Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching A Tradition of Health Coaching LeadershipThe Center has been a leader in the health coaching field for almost two decades. Since 2005, it offered the first academically-based graduate health coaching program in the United States, which was a post-baccalaureate graduate Certificate in Integrative The...

Photos from University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing's post 03/18/2024

Health workers take great care of their patients and deserve more than just our admiration. The first annual provides a new opportunity for collective action that everyone involved in the U.S. health system can get behind: nam.edu/HWWBDay

Find the Bakken Center's resources for Health Professionals at z.umn.edu/healthprofessionals

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03/16/2024

Next week on Friday March 22nd, you're invited to relax in an online music and meditation immersive experience with Molly Jane Sturges, Chance York, and Maja Radovanlija in Waking the Oracle — Calling in New Life: A Turning Toward Spring Music & Meditation Immersion.

Join via Zoom on Friday, March 22 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central. Free registration required on our website. Link in bio.

umn.zoom.us 03/11/2024

Tomorrow! How You Are Matters: Mental Health Conversations at Work with Stephanie Wagner, MA, MM, NBC-HWC
March 12, 2024 • Noon - 1 p.m. Central

Free registration at z.umn.edu/WellbeingWebinars

Mental health is a universal right.

According to NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) 1 in 5 people (57.8 million) experienced mental health challenges in 2021. Chances are you or someone you know is dealing with a mental challenge and might not know it. One of the ways that we can support others is to help them know they are not alone.

During this webinar we will explore what mental health means and how to initiate mental health conversations at work. Whether you are struggling with mental health or know someone struggling, this webinar is for you.

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🍳 Food powers your brain! We asked in our student newsletter, what's your study snack fixation this semester?

What are you adding to your grocery list?

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Parmesan crisps!
Spicy Ramen!
Oranges and trail mix!
Applesauce
Popcorn and a la Croix!
White cheddar cheese puffs from Trader Joe's
String cheese and an apple!
Apple Slices
Granola Bars

03/01/2024

Thank you to everyone who attended our Waking the Oracle event, Keeping Warm Together: A Candlelight Music Meditation and Breathwork Immersion

During the event, a musical meditation with easeful guided breathwork helped to relieve stress and promote overall wellbeing.

Attend the next Waking the Oracle event, Calling in New Life: A Turning Toward Spring Music & Meditation Immersion. Find registration at z.umn.edu/WakingtheOracle

Becoming a health coach: worth it? We talked to one to find out 02/23/2024

Is becoming a certified health coach worth it?

The health coaching field is “exploding,” says Dr. Cherie O’Neill, Director of Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching Programs in the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing at The University of Minnesota. “We expect to see major growth in the next ten years,” O’Neill says, because “Medicaid and CMS released reimbursement codes for health coaches, meaning your provider can refer you to a health coach.”

In other words, patients may now have costs related to working with a health coach covered by their insurer, significantly opening up the potential client pool for health coaches. With that, it’s a growth industry, and one in which potential health coaches may find rewarding—so, it may be a rewarding career track for a lot of people.

Becoming a health coach: worth it? We talked to one to find out Becoming a health coach isn’t the same as becoming a doctor, but it requires some investment.

Tenzin Namdul: Bringing Together Modern and Tibetan Medicine 02/22/2024

Congratulations to Dr. Tenzin Namdul for receiving the UMN College of Liberal Arts Emerging Alumni Award.

"His work takes him around the globe, uniting communities and transforming healthcare for the better." Read the full profile on their website.

Tenzin Namdul: Bringing Together Modern and Tibetan Medicine As a recipient of the Emerging Alumni Award, Tenzin Nambul merges modern and Tibetan medicine with a shared vision of enhancing healthcare for everyone.

What Health Coaching Needs to Learn Now | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing 02/20/2024

Read about the philosophy of coaching the being and find 3 reasons why it's more effective on Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing.

What Health Coaching Needs to Learn Now | Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing For those embarking on a journey in health coaching, an enlightening perspective arises from Dr. Marcia Reynolds’ seminal work, "Coach the Person, Not the Problem." Reynolds elucidates a philosophy of coaching the being, rather than just the doing, focusing on the individual's essence instead of s...

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens with Sarah Kroenke. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 02/20/2024

Next week!

Supporting Grieving Children and Teens with Sarah Kroenke

Attend this free webinar on February 28th, 2024. Register when you visit z.umn.edu/WellbeingWebinars

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens with Sarah Kroenke. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. This session is for adults who are supporting children, teens and young adults who have experienced, or are anticipating the death of a loved one. Grief is a lifelong process and affects everyone in unique and individual ways. This presentation will offer education on developmental grief, common gri...

umn.zoom.us 02/17/2024

How You Are Matters: Mental Health Conversations at Work with Stephanie Wagner, MA, MM, NBC-HWC

March 12, 2024 • Noon - 1 p.m. Central

Free registration at z.umn.edu/WellbeingWebinars

Mental health is a universal right. According to NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) 1 in 5 people (57.8 million) experienced mental health challenges in 2021. Chances are you or someone you know is dealing with a mental challenge and might not know it. One of the ways that we can support others is to help them know they are not alone. During this webinar we will explore what mental health means and how to initiate mental health conversations at work. Whether you are struggling with mental health or know someone struggling, this webinar is for you.

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02/16/2024

Attend one or all three parts of the Online Therapeutic Yoga series with Dr. Amy Wheeler!

Sliding scale pricing information on our website at: z.umn.edu/OnlineYogaSeries

The first in the series starts on April 11th. Reserve your spot today!

The therapeutic yoga series offers a unique approach to yoga and is designed specifically for individuals seeking relief from specific patterns of dis-ease in both mind and body. Unlike regular group yoga classes at studios or gyms, this series focuses on creating ease and comfort by targeting specific areas of the body or patterns of the mind.

Each series consists of four sessions, each lasting one hour. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or completely new to yoga, all levels of experience (or no experience at all) are welcome to participate. The gentle exercises can be easily practiced in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

All sessions take place live, online via Zoom. You are welcome to attend one or all three series. Recordings will be made available to registrants for one month, for those who would like to revisit the sessions or who are unable to attend the live sessions.

Say goodbye to the stress of traveling or comparing yourself to others. In the therapeutic yoga series, the focus is solely on your own wellbeing. Take a deep breath, tune into your body, and regulate your own nervous system. Join us and experience the power of mindful breathing and conscious connection.

Series 1 starting on April 11: Reducing Low Back & Hip Pain
Discover techniques to relieve low back and hip pain using therapeutic yoga. This series will delve into the root causes of discomfort and provide practical solutions to transform your lifestyle routines. Through a combination of education and hands-on practice, you'll learn effective stretching, strengthening, and relaxation techniques.

Want to become a health coach? Here’s how to do it, one step at a time 02/15/2024

“We’re behavior and mindset change experts,” says Dr. Cherie O’Neill, Director of Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching Programs in the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. “We co-create a space for people to make behavior and mindset changes in a non-judgmental environment,” she says, and health coaches often work with people one-on-one, and sometimes in a group setting.

Read the complete story on Fortune's website.

Want to become a health coach? Here’s how to do it, one step at a time Health coaches help patients or clients reach certain health-related goals, and becoming one is a relatively simple process.

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The Weisman Art Museum and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing co-present WAKING THE ORACLE. WAM will h...
Online Therapeutic Yoga Series
😴 Why should you stop using your phone in bed? Learn about social media and wellbeing with Professor Kit.#MentalHealthMa...
❄️ Warm winter greetings from all of us at the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing ❄️
Mariann Johnson provides a short PACE meditation on Give to the Max Day.
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Find a moment of calm. 🌅Want to learn more? Try #MindfulMondays - an informal hour of #mindful movements and #meditation...
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Meet the Center's Founder and Director, Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer. Q: What's a topic that people can use to strike up a conve...
Devoting some time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting your heart health. Self-care, like...
Introduction to Mindfulness explores what #mindfulness is (and isn’t) through direct experience and discussion. You’ll i...
Why is now such a key time to become a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach? Dr. Cherie Kroh is the Dire...

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