August and September 2022
Through the course of two years, individuals have faced many new changes, challenges, and general uncertainties. Despite these obstacles, our campus community has continued to overcome these challenges together. This process of adapting to difficult situations and finding a way to push forward is called Resilience. Typically we believe resilience is a process of being able to “figure it out” on our own. Contrary to this belief, a large component of resilience is being able to reach out for support, whether to an individual or making use of a resource. As a community, resilience means that we not only attend to our individual health and wellbeing, but also that of our colleagues and friends.
As we approach the fall semester, there are many outlets and programs in place to provide support to the UC Berkeley community. Be Well at Work Faculty/Staff Health Programs offers a variety of programs, workshops, and resources to support your health and wellbeing and this semester, some workshops will be in-person only, others will be virtual, and a few will be a hybrid of both! In addition, many are recorded and posted to our Virtual Programs webpage. Whether you are seeking advice on nutrition, mental health matters, or even personal affairs, Be Well at Work has a wide range of professionals available to provide guidance and support. Explore the Be Well at Work webpage and download the Fall Faculty/Staff Workshops and Resources flyer when available!
Active at Work
Register by clicking linked dates
Zumba class
Yoga Pose in Sunset
Dancing for Fun and Fitness: Zumba/ Samba

150 Hearst Gym  
Nadia Qabazard
Walking for Energy and Injury Prevention
(Note the difference in locations)

Edwards Stadium

Campanile West Stairs

Cori Evans
Tomas Handelsman
Yoga for Tension &
Stress Relief

150 Hearst Gym  
Laurie Ferris
Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month? Across the country, many organizations are joining the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee in their efforts in advancing advocacy, protection, promotion, and awareness to ensure that mothers have the opportunity to breastfeed.

Here at UC Berkeley, we have a campus wide Breastfeeding Support Program (BFSP) in place to provide more access and resources to our community. Coordinated by the Be Well at Work Wellness Program, the BFSP manages lactation rooms across campus stocked with Ameda hospital grade breast pumps, personal hygienikits sold at cost, and breastfeeding classes hosted by certified lactation consultants. For more information on the services provided by the BFSP, check out the program's main webpage!
Lactation Room
Planning Your Pregnancy Leave
Thursday 9/15
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Thursday 10/6
Nutrition Resources
Healthy U
Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for an emergency? Earthquakes, wildfires, and pandemics may come to mind, but it’s wise to prepare for the wide range of disasters that can strike. Now is a good time to gather supplies, learn useful skills, and build the confidence to respond appropriately in a crisis.

Here are some recommended resources:

Be Well at Work Resources
Breema: Simple Practice for Complicated Times

Wed. September 21, 12:10-1pm | Next to Staff Garden
(Beside the Li Ka Shing Center)

Join us for this outdoor workshop will feature simple Breema self care exercises and moving meditation, offering nurturing and vitalizing self-care practice for unifying and balancing the energies of body, mind, and feelings. Please come comfortably dressed and prepared for light movement activity.
Back Talk: Less Stress On Your Back

Wed. September 28, 12:10-1pm | Online

Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back! Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Please wear comfortable clothing!
Virtual Programs

Did you miss a class or maybe you had so much fun you want to take it again? Recordings of past cooking, dance, yoga workshops and webinars are available for you to revisit on our virtual programs page.
Campus Happenings
Campus Memorial photo 2021
Campus Memorial
September 1 | 12pm | Flagpole West of California Hall

All are invited to attend this event which includes brief remarks by the Chancellor, and a reading of the names of those being remembered, followed by music and spoken word. 
In coming together to remember and to honor the lives of the deceased, we reach out to our many colleagues and friends who have suffered loss, as we share in a universal human experience. This ceremony symbolizes the care and support that distinguishes the Berkeley community.