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WELL at Work: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace featuring Esther Sternberg, M.D.

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


About the Event:

Staying healthy at work has never been more top-of-mind than it is today but staying healthy isn’t the same thing as staying well. Wellbeing at work isn’t just about good ventilation or removing germs and toxins from the air. It’s also about the many aspects of the environment that impact not only how we feel physically, but also our stress levels, our mood, our focus, and our productivity. Healthy workplaces need not be a luxury. This webinar will describe research findings that inform a “prescription” for a healthy, wellbeing workspace, whether we work in a typical office building, our spare bedroom, or anywhere in between. Building on her two decades of work with the U.S. General Services Administration using wearable health tracking devices to measure the impacts of up to eleven different environmental variables on worker health and wellbeing, this talk will reveal how to design spaces to support wellbeing across the seven domains of integrative health—stress and resilience, movement, sleep, relationships, nutrition, spirituality, natural environments, and the air we breathe. It will touch on ways in which personality traits inform how different spaces impact happiness and focus. The lecture will offer a wealth of simple steps anyone can take to be—and stay—well at work.

About the Speaker:

Internationally recognized mind-body science and place and wellbeing pioneer, Dr. Esther Sternberg is Research Director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Founding Director University of Arizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance, Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine, and Research Professor of Medicine with joint appointments in Psychology, Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, Nutritional Sciences & Wellness. Her latest book WELL at WORK: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace (Little, Brown Spark), a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Fall 2023 Lifestyle Book, shows how to embed the seven domains of integrative health into any workspace and takes her previous book Healing Spaces into the post-COVID workplace era. Amongst her many awards, the National Library of Medicine recognized her as one of the women who Changed the Face of Medicine. Prior to joining UArizona, she was Senior Scientist and Section Chief, National Institutes of Health.

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January 30
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
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