Care & Well-being

The pressures and expectations that confront humans are constantly changing, and can become all-consuming. Amid efforts to be fully present, show up for others, and integrate professional and personal, how do we devote time and intention to care for ourselves, both in community and as individuals? Through programs associated with Care and Well-being, The Commons and collaborative partners will explore the ways in which we can better understand the practice and components of care and well-being.

Questions for exploration include:

  • How do communities make space for individual care?
  • How does research on care connect to practice?
  • Can stigmas associated with stress be overcome? And associations with selfcare be reimagined?
  • Who has access to services and institutions that provide opportunities for care?
  • What is the relationship between social justice and care?
  • How are the concepts of health and well-being the same/different?
  • What does care look like beyond systems of Healthcare?
  • How do the expectations in higher education compare to those in other realms?
  • How is the university a fertile ground for addressing these ideas?

Care & Well-being
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The Commons

There are no classes on the KU Lawrence Campus today! Enjoy some unstructured time!

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, the Spencer Museum of Art, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On December 4, the session explores Communication for Intimacy: Revolutionary Tools for Incredible Relationships. Learn powerful communication tools to heal, strengthen and uplift your relationships. Led by D.A. Graham, KU University Ombuds.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The Commons
Presented by The Commons and the IPSR Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Diversity, the Department of Theatre & Dance, the KU Ombuds Office, the Spencer Museum of Art, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On December 11, the session explores Softening Mindfulness Practice. Learn how to practice softening around physical and emotional sensations. Led by Merrill Evans, CARE Coordinator, Watkins Health Services, KU.

Light snacks provided.

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020 The Commons

Presented by The Commons and the Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring, Office of the Provost, the School of Social Welfare, Watkins Health Services, the College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, the KU Public Management Center, and KU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Each Wednesday at noon at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care and include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways we practice care as individuals, in communities, and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of higher education.

On March 4, the event will focus on the Too Tired Project and its success at using photography as a coping mechanism for dealing with depression, featuring artist Tara Wray. https://www.tootiredproject.com/

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Past Events

Artist Talk, Care & Well-being, Dialogue
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being, Discussion
1:30-3:00pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, November 13, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being, Discussion
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 30, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019 The Commons
Activity, Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Spencer Museum of Art
Care & Well-being, Discussion
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The Commons
Care & Well-being
12:00-1:00pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019 The Commons

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