liveWELL Trainings

liveWELL offers on-line courses on a variety of wellness topics at no cost to UI faculty and staff. 
Register for upcoming sessions via My Training at Employee Self-Service. From My Career, click on My Training, and search for liveWELL
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liveWELL Design Your Well-Being: Engineering Good Habits for Life

In this training, you will learn a quick overview of the science of habits and why we do what we do. Walk away with tips, tools, and resources to help you design lifelong healthy habits.  

1-session Zoom class will be offered at 12:10-12:50 PM

Thursday, Aug 12


Tuesday, Aug 17

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness: Intention

In this session, the role of intention in mindfulness practice will be explored.  Intention is about doing something on purpose in a certain way, rather than automatically or out of habit.  So, for example, we might choose to taste what we are eating for lunch today rather than automatically being lost in ruminating over the events of the morning or our plans for the afternoon. When we are intentional about what we pay attention to and how we are pay attention to it in any given moment, our experience is shaped more by our conscious choices and less by habits that occur automatically. 

1-session Zoom class on Tuesday, August 24, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness: Changing Your Relationship with Stress

Stress is a normal part of life. Mindfulness training builds awareness and resilience to help people learn how to ride life’s ups and downs with more skill, ease, and creativity, promoting happier and healthier lives.

  • Experience basic evidence-based practices of Mindfulness
  • Identify how Mindfulness training teaches you how to take a step back from stress and anxiety so you are better prepared to respond to stressful situations

1-session Zoom class on Monday, August 30, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Financial Wellness: Homeownership-Where to Begin?

This presentation on homeownership will discuss homeownership readiness through evaluating your spending plan, determining your credit history, as well as  comparisons and requirements for the variety of home loans available.

3-session Zoom class on Thursdays, September 9,16, and 23.

Registration coming soon!

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liveWELL Wellness Overview: Did You Know?

As a University of Iowa employee you have access to a wide array of wellness benefits – but are you taking full advantage of them? Attend this informational session to learn about resources from liveWELL and other UI well-being programs and services. This training session will help you make sure you know how to access all the wellness resources available to you.

1-session Zoom class on Monday, September 13, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness: Working with Pain and Suffering

In this session we will explore how mindfulness practice can help to limit the suffering that often is created around the experience of mental, emotional and physical pain. We will see how, controlled by automatic ways of thinking about and relating to pain, we often “rub salt into the wound,” and how mindfulness practice can help us replace these habits with intentional choices that lessen the suffering. Chris Klug will lead this session.

1-session Zoom class on Wednesday, September 22, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness for Caregivers: "You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup"

  • Experience basic evidence-based practices of Mindfulness
  • Identify how Mindfulness can support and protect you from caregiver burnout

1-session Zoom class on Monday, September 28, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Resilience 101

With intention and practice, we can all improve our ability to bounce back from challenges and significant stress more quickly. This four-part Zoom series offers proven tools and resources to develop healthy coping strategies and prepare ourselves to be more resilient in our everyday lives as well as when we are faced with challenges and adversity.

4-part Zoom series on Tuesdays, October 5,12,19, and 26, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Mindfulness and Attention: Focusing the Scattered Mind

Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening as it’s happening in an open, non-judgmental, accepting, and compassionate way. Being mindful is an ability we already have but often lose touch with. 

  • Experience basic evidence-based practices of Mindfulness
  • Practice and identify different types of attention

1-session Zoom class on Monday, October 4, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

In this session, we will explore the importance of self-compassion as part of mindfulness practice. Self-compassion involves learning to treat ourselves as we would treat a dear friend. Mindfulness practice helps us acknowledge the pain and suffering in our lives. Self-compassion helps us be kind to ourselves in the midst of suffering. We learn we don't have to be perfect to be worthy of love and kindness.  By deepening self-compassion, we develop strength, resilience, and wisdom to navigate the storms of life. 

1-session Zoom class on Monday, November 15, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Taste of Mindfulness: Working with Difficult Emotions

In this session we will explore how mindfulness practice can transform our relationship with the experience of difficult and painful emotions, integrating them into the wholeness of who we are while limiting their suffering. 

1-session Zoom class on Wednesday, December 8, 12:10-12:50 PM.

Register now in Self-Service

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liveWELL Unwrapping the Science of Sugar

  • Learn how sugar affects your body
  • Develop strategies to reduce your sugar intake

Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Caregiving Solutions

Are you a caregiver to a parent, grandparent, or other family member?  Join Rhonda Halterman, Owner and Senior Resource Specialist at Livwell Seniors, to learn more about the complex and often confusing world of elder caregiving, and how LivWell Seniors can support you throughout your caregiving journey. Topics like senior living solutions, relocation and downsizing services, legal, financial, and remote caregiving resources will be discussed.

Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Optimal Health

Inflammation has been a hot topic in the health world these days. Ever wondered why? Attend these four Anti-Inflammatory Eating Zoom training sessions and learn about the connection between inflammation and your health. This series provides relevant information on the latest diet strategies and other lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce chronic inflammation.

4-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.


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TIAA Gold Series: Economic Outlook and Perspective

Perspective—the ability to see the big picture—is key to portfolio management. Join the TIAA specialist to discuss what might be ahead for the economy—and your money. Take a closer look at the financial markets, including key market drivers, U.S. economy, policy and politics and investing in public markets. This seminar will also cover the challenges that investors face and how to navigate them.

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liveWELL Protecting Your Financial Future

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

Horizons Financial Wellness program will be presenting a financial education session on Financial Preparedness for Emergency and Disaster Response. This course will cover developing an emergency savings plan, protecting your financial security, and creating a crisis response budget.

1-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL The Four Pillars of Planning for Retirement.

There are many factors to consider when planning for your retirement or taking on caregiving responsibilities for a loved one. LivWell Seniors will lead this series to help guide and direct families through their journey in discovering the various options for different situations. The Four Pillars are Financial, Legal, Legacy, and Living Solutions.

4-session Zoom class. Dates and times TBD.

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liveWELL Embracing Plant-Based Eating

Plant-based eating has gained lots of popularity in the recent years. Join this session to learn about the benefits of plant-based eating and how to incorporate it into your life. Great tips and links to healthy, plant-based menus and recipes will be provided.

Date and time TBD.

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liveWELL Juggling it All: Health Coaching for Busy Families

Juggling work and family life can be overwhelming and our own needs can too easily be put on the back burner. Attend this three-part Zoom series to identify quick wins for self-care and emotional well-being. Topics include nutrition on-the-go, adjusting your mindset, getting active when your time is limited, and resilience strategies. 

3-session Zoom class. Date and time TBD.

Contact Information


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E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
309 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242-2010
United States