Free Well-Being Webinar Series

For Tufts Health Plan members

Please join us each Wednesday for a new webinar focused on maintaining your well-being through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming webinars


April 21 | Cultivating a Positive Mindset

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
In this workshop, we’ll review the current research on resilience, positivity and the ability to overcome times of challenge. Using helpful therapeutic techniques, we can cultivate a resilient mindset that enables us to remain flexible and take things one step at a time. You’ll learn to adopt easy everyday habits and establish long-term goals that will exercise your mind and help you cultivate a positive mindset.

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April 28 | Forming Healthy Habits

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Research shows that healthy habits, even the smallest ones, can improve our mental and physical health. Unfortunately, day-to-day stressors and unrealistic standards can make it seem impossible to establish a new healthy habit. In this seminar, you’ll learn a few simple tips and some basic therapeutic techniques that will motivate you to take the first step in creating healthy habits that stick!

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May 5 | Guided Mindfulness Meditation

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
In this class, we will use some of the simplest techniques to help calm the mind, relax the body and help participants become more present. These tools help increase awareness, decrease anxiety, and allow our minds to focus and think more clearly. No previous experience with meditation is required.

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May 12 | Women's Health

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
May 9th–15this National Women’s Health Week. In this webinar we’ll discuss the role of estrogen, soy, and fat in breast cancer and menopause.  We'll also review some strategies to prevent osteoporosis and easy tips to help you feel your best as a woman! 

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May 19 | Simple Solutions for Stress

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
In this workshop, we’ll take a holistic look at stress management. We’ll review how stress impacts the body and how you can mitigate those effects by making simple changes throughout the day.

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May 26 | Guided Relaxation & Visualization

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
In this class, we’ll calm the mind and relax the body using visual images that induce relaxation. The objective of this session is to guide you on a journey to relax your body from head to toe. These techniques are simple and easy to use at any time.

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June 2 | Gardening 101

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
In this webinar, we’ll review the basics of growing your own food during the spring and summer months.  We’ll also discuss how to make the most of the food you grow.

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June 9 | Love Your Brain

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
This session explores how exercise, diet, and meditation can help change your brain to improve/maintain memory, improve mood, increase energy and create an overall sense of well-being.

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June 16 | Men's Health

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
June 14th–20th is Men’s Health Week!  Men are at risk for heart disease earlier than women. Men carry excess weight in body areas that put them at higher risk for disease. This webinar discusses some health concerns unique to men and provides practical tips for well-being throughout life.

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June 23 | Creating a Happy Home for Your Pet

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Being at home through the pandemic has changed how we work, how we interact with others, and how we experience the world around us. Pets have been a source of comfort, emotional support, routine and joy. As we slowly start to transition to a new, new normal, our pets will be affected. This session will discuss how we can best help our furry friends deal with these changes, what to look out for and how to manage issues that may arise.

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June 30 | Walk Your Way to Health

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of walking for health and strategies to incorporate more walking into your routine. You’ll learn how to prepare for walking, support your body as you get moving and increase your walking endurance. You'll leave feeling inspired to get out and get moving!

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July 14 | Hiking Prep 101

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Join this session to learn how to get from your couch to the summit. Hiking has many benefits for overall health and wellness and is a great way to move your body as the weather gets nicer. In this webinar, you’ll learn some tips to mentally and physically prepare for hiking and feel strong and confident while out on the trails. We’ll discuss breathwork and cardiovascular endurance and review different strength training, mobility & flexibility exercises!

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July 28 | Intro to Essential Oils

12:15 - 1:00 PM (EST)
What exactly are essential oils? In this session, you’ll learn what they are, how to use them and the 5 most commonly used oils.

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Previous webinars

Seven Coping Skills for Success for Parents

Presented April 7, 2021

In this workshop, Kristen Herlihy, LICSW, offers support for parents. She’ll share seven recommendations to help parents foster effective and nurturing interactions with their children without expensive curriculum or confusing tools. Parents have enough to manage at this point, so simple is sustainable!

mom helping son with remote school


Nutrition

Six Ingredient Meals | March 31, 2021

Learn how easy it is to throw together a delicious and healthy dish with only a handful of ingredients!

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Wine, Chocolate & Warm Bread | March 24, 2021

Why do we crave these foods? There is a reason! The brain loves sugar, salt and fat! These ingredients are delicious, but that isn't a license to overindulge. Learn why we crave foods and what easy steps we can take to offset those 4pm or late-night cravings!

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To Supplement or Not | March 17, 2021

This session looks at the world of dietary supplements. Are they necessary or not? What benefits do they provide and for whom? This webinar discusses when to take a dietary supplement, what to be aware of when choosing one and how to choose a safe one.

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Fighting Inflammation | March 10, 2021

Chronic Inflammation has been found to be the cause of many diseases, including premature aging and heart disease. Stress, exposure to toxins and lack of exercise can contribute to inflammation, but diet is a big part of it. Learn which dietary choices can help decrease inflammation.

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Mug Meals | March 3, 2021

Microwaving is not just for popcorn! In this webinar, you’ll learn some easy breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas that you can prepare in a mug and cook quickly in the microwave.

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Eating for Energy: Fueling a Productive Day | December 16, 2020

Did you know that how and what you eat can affect your productivity? In this webinar, you’ll learn how what you eat can affect your energy, not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. You’ll also learn how to nourish yourself to maximize your energy and set yourself up for a more productive day!

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Mindful Eating | November 18, 2020

Many of us are guilty of distracted eating (eating without awareness), and it can lead to unhealthy habits. Mindful eating is paying attention to an eating experience with all of our senses. Find out how it can help improve your overall health.

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Immune Boosting Foods | November 11, 2020

A strong immune system can help you stay healthy. In this webinar, you’ll learn about some foods that contain key nutrients that can strengthen your immune system to support your health. You’ll also learn how to make a delicious black bean and broccoli quesadilla!

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Cooking With the Season | October 14, 2020

Cooking with foods that are in season creates meals that are fresh, affordable, nutritious and delicious! Tune in for a food demo where you’ll learn to make a yummy, seasonal butternut squash & cranberry quinoa salad.

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BBQ Cooking Demo | July 22, 2020

Join us as we prepare some healthy foods on the grill. Learn some tips and tricks to make grilling not only healthier but also delicious! During this cooking demonstration, watch our presenter grill some veggies, make a delicious sauce, and prepare a protein. Mix up your favorite mocktail, and tune in! 

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Preventing the Quarantine 15 | June 24, 2020

Whether you call it “Pandemic Pounds” or the “Stay at Home 7”, many people have found that they’re not eating as healthfully during these times. This seminar reviews practical tips to help you prep your meals, eat healthier and manage stress eating to get through this period without gaining weight!

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From Pantry to Table | May 27, 2020

The grocery store chicken shelves are empty. Your Instacart shopper brings you cabbage instead of lettuce. Produce - fresh and frozen - is hit or miss. Cooking during a pandemic is a new one for most of us. Learn simple swaps and changes you can make when the grocery store isn't cooperating with your meal planning and cooking.

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Mindfulness, Resilience & Stress Management

Stress Management and Burn Out | February 10, 2021

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Many people report work as one of their main stressors in life, and ongoing stress can often lead to burnout. In this interactive presentation, Emily Wing, LICSW and therapist, will focus on how to better manage your stress in order to prevent burnout. You will learn how to detect early warning signs of burnout, strategies to best navigate through stress, and relaxation techniques and tips decrease stress. There will also be time to address and answer any questions or concerns related to stress and/or burnout.

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Building Long-Term Self-Care Habits for Busy Folks | February 3, 2021

During the past year our lives have drastically changed to meet the needs of remote work and social schedules. In many ways our lives have become more hectic, and the challenge to find balance can seem immense. In this workshop we will review approachable and proven self-care resources that can be easily built into busy lives.

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Challenge Your Mindset With Mindfulness | December 9, 2020

Are you: lacking concentration? motivation? maybe even discipline? In the class, learn more about how to harness the power of your mind and your mindset. You’ll learn more about what mindset is, how to use your thoughts to your advantage and the benefits of challenging your mind. There will also be some journaling prompts as well as mindfulness techniques to dive deeper.

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The Power of Gratitude | November 4, 2020

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the practice of gratitude and how to incorporate it into your daily life. You’ll learn about the science behind and benefits of gratitude practices and how to incorporate them into your daily life.

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The Power of People | October 28, 2020

Social Isolation can have significant mental and physical health impacts. In this past year, many people have encountered isolation and barriers to connection, the effects of which we have yet to fully understand. This webinar will explore social connection and its role in our lives as well as the health benefits of social connection with a special focus on mental health. It will also examine research on social isolation and its health impacts and provide tips and strategies to help you maintain connection to others, even during periods of isolation or separation.

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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life | September 23, 2020

Many of us have experienced a change in our work environment over the last few months and may have found it more difficult to balance work with everything else. In this webinar, you’ll learn practical tips and tricks to help keep work and life in their appropriate places.

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Zen Out: How to Start Your Meditation Journey | September 16, 2020

In this webinar, you’ll learn why meditation is so important, how it can improve your daily live, and how to begin your own meditation journey. You’ll gain practical tips and ideas on moving forward will meditation, and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions. There will also be at least one demonstration during this presentation.

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Mindfulness for Resiliency | July 29, 2020

Resiliency is the key to handling mental, physical and emotional stressors. This webinar will explore the role of mindfulness in building resiliency. You’ll learn what mindfulness is and how it can help reduce stressors in your daily life. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in at least 2 different mindfulness activities and will leave with practical tips on how to move forward in this unprecedented time.

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Recovery 2.0 | June 10, 2020

During the “Importance of Recovery” webinar on May 20th, we received some great questions about the strategies you can implement to relax physically and mentally. In this webinar, Kerry McGinn returns to demonstrate some of those strategies, ranging from short practices to longer experiences and from mindfulness to gentle movements.

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Importance of Recovery | May 20, 2020

Exercise routines, work, family life, household tasks - the stressors can add up, and that’s only scratching the surface. In modern day, your body and mind can be under a lot of different kinds of stress on a daily basis. How do you recover? In this webinar, you’ll learn what recovery really means, the importance of recovery and how to use simple habits, hacks, rituals and routines to improve your recovery and therefore improve your performance in life.

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Sleep

Managing Mood & Sleep as We "Fall Back" | October 21, 2020

As daylight savings time ends and the days get shorter, it’s not uncommon to experience a change in mood and sleep. During this webinar, a neurophysiologist will review how the seasons and daylight affect our sleep, health and wellbeing. She’ll also share some strategies to help you keep your spirits up and your sleep in check as the days get shorter and the air gets cooler!

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Optimizing Sleep | July 8, 2020

A pillar of health that can help boost our immune system is sleep; however, in today’s uncertain world we may spend the night tossing and turning. In this webinar, you’ll learn some tips and tools to help you get a better night’s sleep tonight!

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Ergonomics and Healthy Back

Chair Yoga | December 2, 2020

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is beneficial for all ages and abilities. It can be done sitting in any type of chair and/or uses a chair to support and help modify poses. It can be a useful tool while sitting at a desk all day or for those with limited mobility to stretch and strengthen muscles. During this webinar, a yoga instructor will guide you through 30 minutes of poses to increase flexibility and strength and promote good posture.

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Don't Let Pain Hold You Back | September 30, 2020

Though you might have to spend long hours at your desk, you don't have to be in pain while doing so! In this webinar, you’ll learn how to decrease back pain, improve posture and prevent back injury associated with long hours in front of the computer. You’ll receive tips you can implement right away and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine. 

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Healthy Back Stretches | June 17, 2020

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in our society, and you may be experiencing some new aches and pains since working from home. This webinar reviews the characteristics and functions of a healthy spine and how it affects other parts of the body. We’ll demonstrate a series of gentle exercises that promote back flexibility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine. We’ll focus on proper alignment to help prevent future injury and alleviate stress on the major joints of the body.

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Computer Ergonomics | May 13, 2020

Are you experiencing some new aches and pains since working from home? Not sure what to do about it? This session will go over how to set up your workspace to best optimize what you have at home, so you can feel good in your body and be as productive as possible. This webinar will review common complaints and how to solve them. 

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Just for Fun

Knitting 101 | February 24, 2021

Welcome to knitting 101! In this session we’ll review key terms, and you’ll learn how to cast on, knit, pearl and more. Supplies suggested to have on hand are needles and yarn.

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Fitness

Stretch and Strengthen With Krista-Lyn | January 27, 2021

Based on a yoga/stretch foundation, this class is built to give you a full body burn. Strengthen and Stretch incorporates sculpting & toning exercises and metabolism-boosting cardio bursts using your own bodyweight. Expect an extremely efficient, fun and invigorating workout for both body and mind, from head to toe. Three to five-pound weights are recommended for class. Cans of soup and water bottles are a nice replacement. If you don’t have any, no worries!

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Boot Camp With Kerry | January 20, 2021

This class involves moderate intensity interval training alternating between circuits of cardio and strength training. All workouts are designed to raise your heart rate in interval fashion while incorporating total body strength training. You’ll be using your own body weight for the strength training circuits, so no weights are needed.

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Zumba With Hannah | January 13, 2021

Zumba with Hannah is a fun cardio workout accessible to all fitness levels! In this class you’ll dance to Latin rhythms, Hip Hop, and Caribbean music. All you need is a pair of sneakers and a smile!

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Yoga With Kat | January 6, 2021

This is an all levels yoga class, welcoming both beginners and yogi pros. This class focuses on proper alignment in poses, includes elements of vinyasa yoga (movement linked with breath) and ends with a meditation. Join Kat to work both body and mind in this yoga practice.

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All Levels Yoga Flow | October 7, 2020

This yoga class will walk you through a few challenging and invigorating poses and will leave you feeling stretched out and relaxed. All levels are welcome, and modifications will be provided to make this class suitable for everyone.

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Family Friendly Fitness | July 1, 2020

Working out doesn’t have to mean going to a gym alone, and in these times that may not even be an option. Katie Wason, a personal trainer and yoga instructor, has worked with kids and adults of all ages. In this session, she’ll help you get your whole family moving by guiding you through a fitness routine appropriate for multiple generations! This active class will be split into two 20-minute sessions – one that’s appropriate for younger children and another that’s appropriate for older children.

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For Parents

Parenting During Times of Chronic Stress | February 17, 2021

Everyone experiences some form of stress at different points in their lives, but we don't often face ongoing, chronic stress while parenting. Parenting during chronic stress can be debilitating and exhausting. During this presentation, Emily Wing, LICSW and therapist, will focus on ways to best manage chronic stress while parenting and explore how you can help yourself and your child(ren) cope and deal with stress that just won't quit.

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Managing Parenting Overload | June 3, 2020

This program is geared towards parents who are trying to be both full-time parents and full-time employees, especially while working from home. Participants will leave the webinar with knowledge about managing stress and feeling confident in their parenting abilities.

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