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Neuroplasticity, Tribal Resilience, and the Substrata of Wellness

Been doing more reading on resilience and neuroplasticity and its seems that resilience, specifically LEARNING how to BOTH overcome and thrive from stress, is an essential part of well-being. Two things seem to be at work. First, while it is difficult to maintain a healthy habit and a positive mood state when we are faced with [...]

National Guard: Prevention, Treatment, and Outreach

National Guard: Prevention, Treatment, and Outreach. OWLS is very proud to have now been helping (for almost six years) the National Guard, providing training, program development, coaching, and systems consultation on their Prevention, Treatment Outreach (PTO) initiative. We have worked closely to train and support over 50 Prevention Coordinators (PCs), those service members who provide [...]

American Council of Engineering Companies Life/Health Insurance Trust

American Council of Engineering Companies Life/ Health Insurance Trust. OWLS is excited to  have been working with ACEC in a consulting capacity for the past 18 months, providing guidance related to the  development, design, and implementation of their new Designed Wellness program. The vision of the ACEC Life/Health Trust is to establish the Consulting Engineer [...]

Stress, Health and Wellbeing in Practice: Workplace Leadership and Leveraging Stress for Positive Outcomes

Chapter to appear Summer/Fall (2013) "Stress, Health and Wellbeing in Practice: Workplace Leadership and Leveraging Stress for Positive Outcomes" (James Campbell Quick, Joel B. Bennett, M/ Blake Hargrove). Forthcoming in P. Chen and C.L. Cooper (Eds.), Wellbeing in the Workplace: From Stress to Happiness, Oxford and New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

The “We” in Wellness: Workplace Health Promotion as a Positive Force for Health in Society

Chapter to appear Winter/Spring (2013)  "The "We" in Wellness: Workplace Health Promotion as a Positive Force for Health in Society" (Joel B. Bennett & Lois E. Tetrick) in the new book (http://www.siop.org/Store/Files/243.pdf)  Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good Helping Those Who Help Others Edited by Julie B. Olson-Buchanan, Laura L. Koppes Bryan, Lori Foster [...]

Where is the I-O Psychology in Corporate Well-Being?

Where is the I-O Psychology in Corporate Well-Being?  The presence of corporate well–being programs has grown dramatically. Organizational Psychologists have valuable knowledge and skills in developing, delivering, and evaluating well–being programs, but their involvement has been minimal to date. Dr. Bennett will be presenting on a panel will share insights about the well–being industry and [...]

Healthy Leadership: Opportunities for Research, Practice, and Research-to-Practice

Healthy Leadership: Opportunities for Research, Practice, and Research-to-Practice.  Healthy leadership is a core construct within related fields of applied psychology, organizational development and workplace health promotion. Yet, there is a need to bring a more well-designed, research-to-practice, approach that facilitates partnership between researchers and practitioners. While several areas of research have emerged, they have not [...]

Reaching Emerging Adults with Workplace Health Promotion

Reaching Emerging Adults with Workplace Health Promotion: Evidence-Based Adaptations in Three Settings.  This presentation will review (a) the process through which an evidence-based health promotion/risk reduction program was adapted in four different settings that targeted 18-25 year old workers, (b) three related clinical-trials that tested the effectiveness of these interventions as part of a national [...]

TeamUpNow

From 2012 through early 2014, OWLS developed a new on-line social/serious health game and e-learning system, TeamUpNow™. We are now ready to provide early commercial use for workplaces and distribution partners. This new program adapts our evidence-based Team Awareness program for use via social media and the Internet. TeamUpNow™ is an e-learning program and social game that is [...]

Team Resilience now in the DHHS – NREPP

Team Resilience now in the DHHS Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) After a long review process, our “Team Resilience” program has been posted in the DHHS National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. You can access the review here. Team Resilience is a class-room training to focuses on strengths in the [...]