New Resources Developed by FEAP Staff
How to Stress More Effectively
By Rebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP
Top 10 Tips for Building Resilience
By Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP, Relationship Specialist
Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder
By Ken Horne, MSW, LCSW, FEAP Consultant
UVA FEAP on the Fly: Cultivating Resilience in a Time of Anxiety & Uncertainty
By Ken Horne, LCSW
Summoning Our Wisest Self
12-minute video produced by FEAP staff in response to COVID-19
Learn About Your Inner Energy Gauge and why it's Wise to Strategize
By Anna DeLong, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Webinars and Events
Learning to manage stress is a life skill that can improve with practice. Join us in exercising your own stress management muscles! We will review a sequential model for evaluating our stressors and choosing the most appropriate stress management strategy. Learn tips and techniques, and share your experiences in managing stress. - October, 2020 with Rebecca Mason, MSN, RN, CS, CEAP
Nourishing Restorative Sleep
Learn guided exercises designed to promote deep relaxation, systematically and organically, and ultimately healthy sleep. You'll also learn about the most common barriers to healthy sleep; sleep hygiene; a self-assessment sleep checklist; the 'rest and digest' branch of the autonomic nervous system; steps to prepare the mind and body for rest, systematically and organically; and resources available and where to go for more information. -- March 2021 with Anna Delong, MSW, LCSW, CEAP.
Online Contemplative and Ashtanga Yoga Classes—Spring 2021
Participate in drop-in classes to an online platform! All classes are free and open to the public.
Compassionate Care Initiative Virtual Classes
Join us for live, online free, weekly, virtual drop-ins in yoga, guided meditation, “office hours” with Kenny the Therapy Dog, and more. Zoom links will be sent to registrants before each session. Check out the calendar and register for whatever inspires you! Check back often, as we will be adding more offerings and resources in the coming days!
What is Mindfulness and Why Should I Care?
Watch this recorded webinar hosted by FEAP and Hoos Well at any time!
Flourishing in Your Life
This engaging seminar with Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP, will explore tips and tools to go from surviving to flourishing using information from the PERMA-V model of Flourishing developed by Martin Seligman with the addition of Vitality by Emiliya Zhivotovskaya.
Exercises, Practices, Podcasts
Ted Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend
by Kelly McGonigal
Evidence Based Practices for Resilient Grieving, Optimism, Daily Progress, Embracing Growth, Social Connection, & Achieving Goals
Brief guided meditations created by FEAP on SoundCloud to help you summon and strengthen your wise, calm, and compassionate self.
Five Finger Exercise
This technique is great for lessening anxiety, relaxing, and building confidence. On top of that, It only takes a few minutes to learn!
Podcast from Brene Brown
Articles and Blog Posts
Social (Media) Distancing and Good (News) Hygiene: Five Ways to Stop “Stress Contagion”
Appearing on the Whole Health Life blog
Community Resources Specialist
UVA employees can receive help in meeting basic needs such as housing, clothing, utilities, and food, as well as assistance with personal budgeting and finance strategies.
All employees and spouses can receive free access to eM Life, an online mindfulness platform that can be applied to everyday life and chronic conditions to promote health, happiness, stress management and self-care. The evidence-backed eM Life platform includes online and mobile interactive sessions, on-demand content, applied mindfulness practices, an expert-led community, and more.
Start Your Recovery
A new website for individuals who may be struggling with substance use disorder developed by bringing together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and locate support