TO: Sonoma State Faculty and Staff
FR: Wellness Program, Payroll and Benefits
The Employee Wellness program is excited to announce the expansion of the spring employee wellness program offerings to include 30 minute virtual Mindfulness and Self Care classes with SSU Philosophy professor, Dr. Andy Wallace on Fridays. Each class will begin with a short description of mindfulness followed by a 15-20 minute mindfulness-based exercise and conclude with a poem. Dr. Wallace will also be available following the class for further discussion and sharing.
“The benefits of mindfulness stem, I believe, from the role that it plays in the human caregiving system. Kindness, compassion, and love are the system’s core emotions, and unconditional acceptance of self and other is its raison d’etre. When we meditate mindfully we activate or elicit those emotions and learn to care authentically for ourselves in the same loving spirit as we authentically care for others.” - Dr. Andy Wallace (bio)
These classes will be held virtually from 12 - 12:30pm on Fridays, starting February 17th, and continue throughout the spring semester. Employees interested in attending are asked to please register in order to receive the class zoom link.
Additional information regarding other spring semester SSU Employee Wellness programs including lunchtime yoga classes, upcoming campus blood drives and Kaiser Permanente wellness webinars can be found here: https://hr.sonoma.edu/payroll/employee-wellness.