Upcoming wellness seminar explores the benefits of optimism

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Life experiences can be affected by a person’s outlook, and in an upcoming wellness seminar offered by the Office of Human Resources, faculty and staff members are invited to learn how optimism can improve their quality of life.

The seminar will be offered Thursday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Erb Memorial Union’s Crater Lake Room North. Registration for the event is available online.

The event will be broadcast live to UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. A recording of the presentation will be posted to the HR website following the event.

The presentation will define optimism and learned helplessness and describe the benefits of optimism. Employees will also learn how to change their way of thinking and a process for being more optimistic.

HR partners with Cascade Centers, the UO’s employee assistance provider, to offer wellness seminars on different aspects of personal well-being. Previous seminars are available for viewing on the recorded wellness presentations webpage.

In addition to offering confidential counseling, Cascade Centers offers webinars on a variety of topics. More information about the university employee assistance program is available on the HR website.