Here at Texas Children’s, we are a community devoted to caring for our patients and families. In fact, we are often so focused on caring for others that we overlook the importance of caring for ourselves – but taking care of yourself is paramount to living a happy and healthy life. That is why, this summer, we are challenging you to make self-care a priority in your life both at work and home.
To support you on your journey to self-care, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and health coaches will be hosting workshops and activities at no cost for all Texas Children’s badge holders during the summer months. The series will focus on three areas – Eat, Sleep and Play – all thoughtfully created using evidence-based research tools and techniques to promote overall happiness and well-being.
Below are the classes and activities by area:
Become a Mindful Eater
Become a Lunch Prep Expert
Curbing Sugar Cravings
Intuitive Eating Demo
The Biology of Sleep
Healthy Benefits of Meditation for Sleep
DIY Lavender Pillow Spray
The Basics and Benefits of Pilates
The Importance of Play
For a detailed overview of the classes and activities, click here.
“We are so excited to offer the Summer Self-Care Series as participants will learn behavioral strategies and self-care practices to boost well-being in their daily lives,” said Allison Bell, Sr. EAP specialist. “Considering the total number of hours we spend weekly at work, it is just as important for our relationships and our well-being to practice self-care here at work.”
To register for a class, visit HealthStream on Connect and search the class catalog for EAP Self-Care.
Registration is not needed for activities. Classes and activities will be held at Main Campus, West Campus, The Woodlands and Health Plan.
Additional self-care resources such as book suggestions, online resources and podcasts can be found on the EAP page on Connect.
If you have any questions, contact the EAP Team at EAP@texaschildrens.org.