Wellness Room

Wellness Sessions Schedule: (All sessions located in Kirkland unless otherwise specified)
Times of Operation:
Thursday, October 10 — 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, October 11 — 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, October 12 — 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Four interactive sessions being offered:

1. Jazzercise

Thursday, October 10:
Jazzercise, Dr. Rose Merrell-James of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
1:30 – 2:00 PM Strength Set
2:10 – 2:40 PM Stretch Set
*Dress comfortably, no equipment necessary, low impact exercise

Friday, October 11:
Jazzercise, Dr. Rose Merrell-James of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
1:30 – 2:00 PM Strength Set
2:10 – 2:40 PM Stretch Set
*Dress comfortably, no equipment necessary, low impact exercise

Saturday, October 12
Jazzercise, Dr. Rose Merrell-James of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
9:30 – 10:30 PM Dance Mix
*Dress comfortably, no equipment necessary, low impact exercise

2. Chair Massages
12:30-4:30 PM, Saturday, October 12th (By appointment only)

Chair Massages are brought to us by DreamClinic Massage and are $15 for ten minutes.
Appointments can be made at the Wellness Room Welcome Table

3. Seattle Hand Drumming workshop - Boom-Boom Diggy Hand Drumming Workshop, with Nathan Collins
Friday, October 11th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
6:00 - 6:30 PM Open Jam Session
*Located in Metropolitan A
Rhythms are regulating and restorative for the body. No one knows this better than the Seattle Hand Drummers, who work in such communities as addictions and mental health. Come join us for the Boom Boom Diggy Playshop from 5:00 - 6:00 PM on Friday, October 11th! Attendees will learn about the stress reducing qualities of rhythm and be active participants in using hand drums and percussion instruments. Space is limited to 25 participants, so be sure to sign-up in the Wellness Room to reserve your spot!

4. Facilitated chat
Friday, October 11
"Self-Care: The Art of Saying 'No'"
Dr. Joe Franco (Pace University)
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Wellness Room Handouts/Resources (Electronic Downloads)
American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults -
Food & Drink Tips & Tricks (Bonus cookbook included) -
Gratitude Log -
How To Follow a Healthy Diet -
Lifestyle & Risk Reduction Resources from the American Heart Association -
Mind/Body/Spirit: Environmental Wellness -
Environmental Wellness Checklist -
SAMHSA Wellness Wheel -
Sleep Hygiene 101 -
Self-Care Assessment Worksheet -
Self-Care Inventory -
Understanding & Using the Nutritional Facts Label -
Work Life Balance Tips from Mental Health America -

Link to the evaluation of attendees' experience visiting the Wellness Room:
**We will also have this available in the WR, and it will be posted in visible locations with a QR code.
***It should take less than 1 minute to complete, unless they want to give us more in depth feedback, which is optional. You can check it out!

Hashtag to use:
Wellness At Work ACES2019 = #WAWACES2019 (Eric Perry is helping with this)

Ways to win wellness prizes/be entered into a raffle:
Visit the wellness room (get a ticket)
Check-in to the Wellness Room with your step tracker (get another ticket)
Take a picture in the photobooth and post it to social media (get another ticket)
Take a short self-assessment on burnout, stress, self-care (get another ticket)
**Tickets can be obtained and deposited in the Wellness Room

What to look for/stations being offered:
- Conference-friendly body movement, Chair Stretches
Chairs will be set up, and there will be pictures to instruct attendees on how to perform the stretches.

- Guided meditations (access to devices with noise cancelling headphones)
There will be two computers at a table with noise cancelling headphones. Several guided meditations will be pulled up on the laptops for folks to choose from. They can sit at the table and listen. They can also choose their own if they have a favorite!

Photobooth with props

We will have props that are associated with wellness, and people can take photos together there. Pick-up handouts and resources for personal wellness

Below are the links to the handouts/resources because we anticipate running out of them, and we would like a way for people to access them

A repository for YOU to share your wellness strategies with everyone who visits the WR
large post-it note pads to collect others ideas (i.e., books to read, apps to try, strategies that work for them, etc.) We will rip off the pages and hang them on the wall behind the easels.

"Dissolve" one's stress at the Stress Dump table with dissolvable paper!

We will have pieces of dissolvable paper that they can write down something they want to "let go" of and they will put the piece of paper into a bubble container, and then blow the bubbles!
We will also have stress dump resources

Adjacent Meditation Room:
A small space that will be available to those that would enjoy taking a few minutes to meditate. Geared to calm the senses and center self

Link to the NARACES Wellness Committee website (where this all originated):

Special thanks to Dr. Holly Branthoover (Conference Coordinator) for all of her support in making this possible, to the ACES Emerging Leaders for being the volunteers that staff the space throughout the conference, and to the many others that have assisted in making the first ever ACES Wellness Room a reality.

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