Programs for Viterbo faculty and staff

These programs are offered for free to Viterbo University faculty and staff. 
All sessions will take place at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St., La Crosse.

While there is no cost to the participant, advance registration is required. 

NOVEMBER 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: SINGING BOWLS: HELPING THE HELPER – Tom Roberts
Tibetan Singing Bowls can help soften the effects of caregiver fatigue. In a recent (2020) peer review study of the benefits of singing bowl sound waves, improvements in distress, negative motions, anxiety, depression, fatigue, tension, anger, confusion and vigor were reported.
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FEBRUARY 15, noon-1 p.m.: MINDFULNESS PRACTICES – Sarah Hennessey, FSPA 
Mindfulness practices can aid in reducing stress and promoting relaxation. This session will include a guided meditation that focuses on breathing, a body scan and visualization.
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MARCH 15, noon-1 p.m.: CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY – Rose Elsbernd, FSPA
As we age, we tend to look at what we have lost; yet, memories and freedom from responsibilities can bring us joy.  Join us for an afternoon of finding joy in the simple things of life.
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APRIL 19, noon-1 p.m.: SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH – Steve Spilde
What are the struggles and challenges you face as a caregiver? What are resources and tools you have found helpful in your struggle? There is support in verbalizing our challenges as we remind ourselves of what we need to do to stay healthy. Join us for an informal discussion as we find new ideas and learn from others about self-care.
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