positively You! creating positivity, hopefulness and joy
Even in difficult situations, we can find ways to practice good mental health strategies to promote positive mental health. Learn practical skills and tools to understand emotions, resiliency, and reflection to be truly and positively you! Each of us can cultivate positivity, hopefulness, and joy in our own lives
Spring Cleaning for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
Spring is in the air, and with it comes a new sense of hope and renewal. As we shed the winter blues and head into what is hopefully the end stages of COVID-19, this time of transition is an opportunity to make positive changes to your physical and mental health.
Transform Your Life: The Power of Practicing Self-Compassion
The ability to understand and practice self-compassion can change your life! Having self-compassion means being gentle, kind, and caring to yourself while recognizing your own limitations. Developing this attitude of positive thinking can lead to greater emotional strength, resilience, well-being, and inner peace, especially in the face of difficult or stressful times.
Life After the Pandemic: Re-Entering on Your Own Terms
As COVID-19 vaccines become available and the country reopens, many of us are experiencing anxiety about society “opening back up.” While the excitement of normalcy glimmers, the uncertainty still exists. Jefferson Center’s Amy Miller will discuss strategies to practice mindfulness, exercise gratitude, cultivate hope, build resiliency, and comfortably connect with others as we find balance in the new normal.
EMBRACING THE NEW “NORMAL”: MOVING PAST COVID-19 WITH RESILIENCY
As COVID-19 vaccines become available and the country reopens and summer approaches, many of us are experiencing anxiety about society “opening back up.” How do we adjust to new routines? How will we feel about socializing and going out? What habits and routines did we develop that we want to keep? While the excitement of normalcy glimmers, the uncertainty still exists.
Setting Sights On 2021
The beginning of a new year is synonymous with change, and often, this is a time of year many people resolve to make changes to their health in one way or another. This also includes your mental health! Making small, positive changes today to boost your mental health can lead to stronger relationships, improved mood, and an overall healthier life.
Calming Your Child’s Emotions with Cool Down Corners
Are you struggling with remote learning and need some ideas on handling emotions? Or what to do when your child is having a meltdown? A Cool Down Corner is a simple and inexpensive way to teach your child self-regulation skills that they can continue to use into adulthood.
Putting Out the Fire: Preventing and Managing Burnout
Burnout has become a buzzword over the last several months and can be defined as a syndrome that results from chronic stress and manifests itself as feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance, or reduced efficacy. Odds are that you are or someone you love is experiencing burnout to some extend. However, there are ways that you can manage and prevent burnout.
How Good Nutrition and Lifestyle Decisions Support Learning, Mood & More
This webinar will provide information, ideas, and tips for busy parents and families on how to increase children’s learning and engagement through nutrition. You will learn about our food system, how to make simple changes to support learning and mood, along with easy recipes to make at home.
Stress Busters For Parents: Put On Your Oxygen Mask First
Parenting children of any age can be stressful. With the stress of parenting, jobs, relationships, and finances, your physical and emotional well-being can be impacted. We often think of our own emotional needs last but when the stress in your life feels overwhelming, it’s time to take a break and take a breath. Learn to take stock and identify what in your life you can control.
Mindfulness and Meditation 101
Countless studies have proven the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. These practices can help lower stress, improve your sleep, manage feelings of anxiety and depression, and increase your overall health. But, what do mindfulness and meditation actually look like, and how can you practice these techniques and reap the benefits?
Improving Sleep For Better Mental Health and Wellness
Getting a good night’s sleep affects so many aspects of our lives. Without it, you’ll feel tired, cranky, and could eventually lead to chronic health problems. Join Jefferson Center clinician Kathy Baur to learn how to get back on track with your sleep and how you can reap the benefits of good sleep by creating a healthy lifestyle and habits that allow for enough rest.
How To: Support Your Kids as they Begin the 2020-21 School Year
With so much uncertainty surrounding the start of school, it’s important to support your kids and help them build resilience during challenging times, no matter what comes their way. Join Jefferson Center clinician Amy Cobb to learn practical tips and tools to provide social and emotional support to your child as they transition into this new school year.
Hoarding 101: Hoarding Reality vs. What You See On TV
The consequences of hoarding behavior can be severe and have major impacts on health and safety as well as social and emotional well-being. However, not all cases of Hoarding Disorder are as severe as what is shown on TV. Join Jefferson Center Clinician Amy Miller to learn more about hoarding disorders and the best ways to get help.
Getting Out Of A Funk: Tools and Tips to Manage Depression
Sometimes you just feel off. Maybe you feel a bit disconnected from the people around you, or you’re having trouble feeling motivated to get things done. You aren’t quite depressed, but you’ve definitely felt better. It happens to the best of us, and with current circumstances, this is completely normal. It’s also okay if you have felt feelings of depression creep in or increase over the last few months. There are tools that can help you feel better!
How To: Navigating Unemployment Benefits and Housing in Colorado
Losing a job can bring on feelings of anxiety and stress, and trying to learn about how to apply for benefits can be confusing. As the community’s mental health center, we are not only here to support your mental health, we are also here to provide you with help as you learn about and apply for unemployment benefits.
How To Take Care of Your Mental Health When You’re Unemployed
Losing a job comes with a heavy emotional toll. Experiencing shock and disbelief are normal, along with feeling frustrated, anxious, lost, and even hopeless. Know you aren’t alone and even in difficult situations it’s possible to have hope, be resilient, and stay positive.
Taming the Anxious Mind
Do you find yourself, your child, or a loved one burdened by worry, anxiety, or panic? Come learn a few techniques to help tame the anxious mind! During this webinar, you will practice effective coping skills for anxiety, including mindfulness, relaxation, and how to help others who are working through these feelings.
Facing the Unknown: Building Resiliency During Times of Uncertainty
Many are now facing unemployment, the fear of being exposed to the virus in public, and all of us are anxiously waiting to see what happens next. During this time of unknowns, it is important to find healthy ways to cope, know how to leverage our strengths, and build resiliency to handle any situation life might throw our way.
Tools to Thrive: How to Achieve Better Mental Health
Over the last few months, we have all felt a strain on our mental health as we have adjusted and coped with various aspects of life during a pandemic. However, during these times, and other difficult times in life, it is possible to have good mental health and find hope as you use different tools to thrive.
Coping with Grief and Loss During
With the world rapidly changing over the past few months, we have all felt a sense of loss. Some are mourning the loss of a loved one due to the pandemic. Others are mourning the loss of a job. Students have lost the last quarter of the school year. During these times, it is important to learn how to work through these complicated feelings in a healthy manner.
Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress During COVID-19
We all deal with stress every day, but in the middle of an ongoing crisis, intensified stress can threaten to take over, causing an emotional and physical impact. Finding ways to cope and create stability are key to maintaining a better outlook. Join Jefferson Center Clinician Kathy Bauer for a webinar on stress management.
Mental Health in the Military
Join Kyle Alcorn, Jefferson Center Veteran & Military Family Services Outreach Specialist, to learn more about mental health concerns for military service members and veterans during the coronavirus pandemic. You’ll learn more about how to build on your unique strengths, how to manage concerns related to isolation and get resources to connect you to community agencies serving the specific needs of veterans.
Parenting in a Digital World
Technology brings us so many benefits and during this pandemic it has allowed us to telework, connect with family and friends, homeschool and more. But being home and out of school also means technology is presenting new challenges to parents as our kids are getting more screen time. The apps and that kids use can help them build each other up or they can be used to bully and shame others. How can you know what’s influencing your child?
How to Stay Connected During COVID-19
Whether you’re staying home right now because you’re quarantined, in a high-risk category, or to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, you might be feeling lonely and isolated and wondering, “How are we supposed to stay socially connected to friends and families when we can’t leave the house?” Learn new ways for coping with loneliness during isolation, along with tools and resources to help you get through this time of social distancing.
Support for Essential Workers –Managing Distress and Trauma
Essential workers are on the frontlines during this pandemic, experiencing intense stress different ways than most. From healthcare workers to grocery store clerks, from mail carriers to first responders, if you are an essential employee, you don’t want to miss this presentation to help maintain your mental health during difficult times.
Finding Balance Webinar
Are Our “normal” life has been interrupted, and we are all dealing with more stress and anxiety. Some of us are now learning to work remotely, and others are dealing with the loss of a job, or the illness of loved ones. It can easily become overwhelming, which is why learning to find balance and manage expectations during this time is so important. Join us as we explore what it means to find balance and manage expectations during COVID-19.
Manejando el Estrés y Adaptando a la “Nueva Normalidad” con COVID-19
Este seminario web le ayudará a aprender reacciones comunes al estrés, cómo lidiar con estas reacciones, cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre lo que está sucediendo y aprender consejos sobre cómo establecer un “nuevo normal” en su hogar.