Blog — health consciousness

Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type of decision – “focusing on the positive” –receives a lot of attention in social media and is widely promoted. Every day it seems I come across at least one “good vibes” or “positive energy” post. However, I believe many people don’t truly understand the power of eliminating negativity from one’s...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Soulful Distance or “Health Consciousness in a Time of Epidemics”

Learn a diamond attitude from a group of resilience and health consciousness facilitators  By Joel Bennett, with Austina Reed, Bridget McMillion, Cathy Herndon, Cheryl Brown Merriwether, Cynthia Conigliaro, Desiree Reynolds, Felecia Johnson, Heidi Postupack, Janelle Baldwin, Janet Fouts, Jennifer Lange, Jocelyne Maurice, John Steakley, John Gaal, Laurie Krupski, Lisa Godenick, Lucy Hoblitzelle, Mary Lay, Michele Richardson, Michele Studer, Molly Sigman, Nancy Chabot, Rachel Kopke, Sandy Miller, Stephany Sherry, Trinity Faucett, Wendy Madson   Join these facilitators by getting your own certificate as a facilitator. Our next course with National Wellness Institute are ongoing and one starts soon (April, June, and August 2020 Training events) Learn more at bit.ly/THRIVER     Sign reads: “God Bless America -...

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Workplace prevention of prescription Drug Misuse: Learning from a Psycho-educational Program

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Workplace prevention of prescription Drug Misuse: Learning from a Psycho-educational Program

RECENT RESEARCH (April, 2017) Authors: Joel B. Bennett, Gale M. Lucas, Michael A. Neeper SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION This presentation at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology provided detail on the structure of the intervention and results in three areas. The presentation was titled “Workplace prevention of prescription drug misuse: Learning from a psycho-educational program.” The program was derived from OWLS previous evidence-based approaches that have been acknowledged as effective by the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Facing Addiction in America (see article here). OWLS Acknowledged in SG Report The intervention was delivered in five phases: (1) An interactive Jeopardy...

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Empowered Use, Health Consciousness and Prescription Drugs: Part 2

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Empowered Use, Health Consciousness and Prescription Drugs: Part 2

The prevention of prescription drug misuse among working adults is a wellness issue. Attention All Workers! Employee-Focused Free “Lunch & Learn” Webinar (September 7) Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  ⇒  Download Flyer Here     ⇒  Register Here Progress. We continue to develop evidence-based approaches to workplace substance misuse prevention. Last year we posted an initial blog about integrating workplace wellness and prevention of adult prescription misuse. Recently, we published a new research article showing these efforts are promising. We have been gathering employee reactions to our new module on health consciousness (see below). The September 7th webinar...

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Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention

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Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention

Health and human resource professionals of all types wake up! The growing epidemic of workforce prescription abuse needs your help. This is not just the domain of medicine; but also all safety, prevention, employee assistance, health promotion, and medical wellness providers Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: Workplace Prevention Adult misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. Such misuse is often due to the need to manage pain, enhance productivity and attentiveness, and enhance or manage energy, restlessness, or fatigue. These issues of well-being can benefit from education and training in health consciousness. By health consciousness, I mean the ongoing ability to pay attention...

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