Emotional & Intellectual Wellbeing
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art of slow, gentle movements to promote a better mind/body connection and overall wellness by improving balance, strength, coordination and flexibility. Training consists of choreographed movements; strength and flexibility exercises; qigong exercises to improve the circulation of blood, energy, breath and push hands or sparring practice to develop technique and sensitivity.
Qigong, a 3,000-year-old discipline from China, is still recognized as one of the most powerful methods of self-healing known today. By directing and enhancing your life force energy, Qigong can help you achieve vibrant health and balance of body, mind, and spirit. Many physical illnesses, such as chronic pain, headaches, depression and high blood pressure, can be significantly improved by practicing Qigong.
Meditation is a simple process that relaxes the body and mind within minutes and allows you to experience a profoundly restful state that is seldom experienced outside of deep sleep. Meditation reduces stress levels by allowing the mind to settle into a state of calm, restful alertness, which carries over into all aspects of daily life. Meditation practice establishes new connections in the brain that allows us respond more positively and creatively to stressful situations.
Employees can reward themselves by taking a few moments out of your day to participate in a relaxing table or chair massage. Besides the obvious benefits of relieving stress, massages also help to relax muscles, improve circulation, and offer better flexibility. It is an opportunity to take a healthy break from work!
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Dickinson College partners with Franco Psychological Associates to offer you and your family individual assistance to help resolve current challenges and make life more productive and enjoyable. By accessing this benefit, you will receive professional assistance in clarifying the issue, searching for alternatives to resolve the problem, and developing a constructive plan of action. This benefit is available to all full-time and part-time employees and immediate family members.To schedule an appointment:
Franco Psychological Associates
26 State Avenue
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17015www.francopsychological.com
If you would prefer to seek assistance outside of the Carlisle area, the staff at Franco Psychological Associates can assist you.