July Employee Wellness Series DC Government Exclusive Webinars and Resources

Welcome to DCHR's Employee Wellness Series!

At DCHR, we prioritize your well-being and work-life balance. We're excited to offer you a diverse range of wellness courses to help you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Our wellness program includes everything from invigorating fitness classes to calming meditation sessions, from informative health seminars to simple cooking demonstrations, and so much more.

Never Skip a Beat DC! Discover the perfect wellness webinars and resources designed to empower you to create a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Your well-being matters to us, and we're here to support your journey to a healthier, happier you.

All wellness webinars and resources are available exclusively to you, as a DC Government employee, and your family.


July is UV Safety Month and Summer Wellness

Summer is here, DC! The summer season offers outstanding opportunities to focus and improve your physical and mental health. This July, join our Wellness Webinar Series where we’ll cover essential tips and activities on UV safety and Summer Wellness.

Additionally, don’t miss our Summer Wellness Challenge: Summer Self-Care Series, offering on-demand wellness webinars and a chance to win fantastic prizes. This month, we're excited to showcase Skin Sense: How to Protect & Nourish Your Largest Organ webinar, and Hydrate Your Cells, Energize Your Body webinar.

Join and earn rewards while enhancing your well-being with the DCGov Summer of Self-Care Challenge now!

Get Active to Support Your Mental Health: Join Go Gold Physical Activity Challenge

DC, we're bringing you the Paris Olympics this month. This exciting challenge encourages you to stay active, track your progress, and compete with your colleagues for fantastic rewards. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, this challenge is perfect for all fitness levels. Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate and make physical activity a fun part of your daily routine.

Mark Your Calendar

• Go Gold 6-Week Challenge begins Monday, July 15th until Thursday, August 26th

• Registration opens Monday, July 1, 2024

• Logging begins Monday, July 15, 2024

Give your health and well-being the spotlight this summer through our enlightening webinars and exciting challenges. Together, we can build wellness at work for every member of our DC government community, nurturing a thriving environment for all!

July Wellness Webinars

Please Note: Registration is required to attend most of the webinars and receive a calendar reminder.

2024 Summer Wellness Challenge

DC Government is excited to announce a partnership with SoHookd, an innovative wellness provider, to offer you On-Demand Wellness Webinars that you can watch at your own time at your own convenience. In addition, we will be rewarding you for watching the Wellness Webinars by raffling off gift cards to The SoHookd Wellness Marketplace.

For our Summer Wellness Series, we will be releasing 2 self-care webinars each month. Webinars will be posted on the first of each month and winners will be chosen at the end of each month.

Learn, Earn, and Shine This Summer and Take the Wellness Challenge!

Skin Sense: How to Protect & Nourish Your Largest Organ

On-Demand (Available starting July 1)

Join Cami Wolff for a webinar on techniques to rejuvenate, protect, and boost our skin from the inside out. Learn how to minimize the effects of sun exposure, keep our brains healthy and stress low with bite-sized solutions, and easily implementable tools to protect our skin and minds.

About the Speaker:

As the Founder and CEO of The CANIS Shift, Cami embodies all things wellness. She is a certified Laughing Lotus Yoga Instructor and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Rollins College and the Natural Gourmet Institute for Culinary Health. Cami has a passion for teaching tools, techniques, and habits to help people hone their healing and power. She is eager to guide your team members as they begin to envision and attain the best version of themselves physically and mentally.

Hydrate Your Cells, Energize Your Body

On-Demand (Available starting July 1)

We hear it all the time, “stay hydrated for good health!”, yet sometimes it’s hard to make the habit stick! Learn the “why” behind the importance of hydration, its role in our mental health, tools to make it a long-lasting habit & tasty recipes that will make you WANT to stay hydrated. Say goodbye to body fatigue and hello to mental clarity!

About the Speaker:

As the Founder and CEO of The CANIS Shift, Cami embodies all things wellness. She is a certified Laughing Lotus Yoga Instructor and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Rollins College and the Natural Gourmet Institute for Culinary Health. Cami has a passion for teaching tools, techniques, and habits to help people hone their healing and power. She is eager to guide your team members as they begin to envision and attain the best version of themselves physically and mentally.

Mindful Mondays

Kickstart your week with our Mindful Mondays meditation classes to help you foster presence, sharpen focus, and lessen emotional reactivity. These sessions are designed to fortify your resilience against stress, heighten self-awareness, nurture healthier relationships, and ultimately elevate your quality of life.

30-Minute Meditation: Reduce Anxiety and Stress

On-Demand for this Month

Start your week with our Monday meditation classes to help you sharpen your focus, and get ready for the days ahead. Meditations are inspired to give your mind a little rest to rejuvenate and recharge.

Each 30-minute meditation helps relax the entire body, including the brain, the nervous system, and the heart’s blood pressure. Gentle slow breaths also nurture the immune system and lower rates of anxiety and depression.

Please Note: This course occurs every Monday and Wednesday live.

Pamela, the meditation instructor, will be away from July 8-August 5th and has generously provided recordings during her absence. Employees can click on the specific date and watch the recording to keep their meditation habits and lifestyle strong!

July 8 and 10 Meditation Theme: Balancing the Receipt of Visible Light

July 15 and 17 Meditation Theme: Radio Wavelengths – Sending / Transferring Information

July 22 and 24 Meditation Theme: X-Ray Vision – Seeing Inside

July 29 and 31 Meditation Theme: Using Internal “Solar Light” for Internal Power

August 5 Meditation Theme: Protecting the Physical and Emotional Body from “Invaders” (Immunization Awareness)

Build a Routine! Occurs every Monday and Wednesday

Guided Walking Meditation

Monday, July 8, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Are you looking for more energy? To relax and reduce stress? To take a break? To be physically active? To have fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for this guided session to experience the benefits of mindful walking.

Thoughtful Tuesdays and Thursdays Series

The Thoughtful Tuesdays and Thursdays Series offers a dedicated space each week to delve into various aspects of mental well-being. The series strives to explore diverse mental health topics, raise awareness, and offer coping strategies, self-care insights, and community support.

Stand for Health

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

To avoid contracting the “sitting disease,” it is important to continue moving throughout the day. This presentation will review the potential risks of a sedentary lifestyle, as well as the potential benefits of being physically active.

Caregiver Series

Occurs Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

In this four-week series, explore caregiver resources and learn tips to manage your time and care for yourself, while caring for others. Sessions include:

  1. Caring for Sandwich Generation: Discuss caregiver challenges and explore resources available to help with caregiving.
  2. Owning Your Time as a Caregiver: LEarn 10 practical tips to balance caregiving with either responsibilities and lessen stress.
  3. Coping with Caregiving: Learn ways to overcome caregiving burnout and take care of you, while caring for others.
  4. A Mindful Approach to Caregiving: Boost compassion for yourself and others through breathing, meditation, and gratitude.

Stretch for Health

Thursday, July 25, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

It is helpful to include stretching in your regular exercise regimen. During this presentation, you will learn about the benefits of stretching and define the guidelines for safe stretching. Explore the connection between stretching, flexibility and fitness while learning the proper techniques for stretching.

Well-being Wednesdays Series

Explore wellness every Wednesday. Join us for our Well-being Wednesdays Series, featuring informative sessions, expert-led discussions, and activities aligned with our monthly themes. Elevate your well-being every Wednesday and take a step toward a healthier, happier you.

Beat the Heat and Stay Cool

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

An informative webinar that will equip you with the knowledge and practical tips to stay safe, healthy, and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Presented by Katie Powell, Health and WellBeing Ambassador.

Family Health

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

We will review common health concerns and screenings, and find strategies to keep every family member healthy while practicing self-care.

Living Well 365: Igniting Motivation for a Fulfilling Life


Realize strategies for self-care to improve physical health, nurture mental wellbeing, foster positive relationships, and adopt healthy habits.

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Spanish Class with Profesora Harrison and Nina Jones

Occurs Every Wednesday

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

Enhance your language skills with elementary and intermediate level Spanish. Learn basic Spanish oral and written communication skills.

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Build a Routine! Occurs every Wednesday
Financial Literacy Friday

Finish the month strong with Financial Literacy Fridays. Join our monthly Financially Fit DC at Work webinars for practical insights and expert strategies to shape a brighter financial future.

Know Your Retirement

Friday, July 26, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Learn the difference between the 401(a) and the 457(b) plans and how they work.


Stay tuned to our monthly employee wellness newsletter for upcoming webinar series and valuable resources you won't want to miss.

We hope to see you next month!

July Wellness Resources

UV Safety Month Resources

Eyewear and Wellness Learn More

Sunburn & Your Skin Learn More

Be Sun Smart with these Sun Safety Tips Learn More

Heat-Related Illnesses: What to Look For & What To Do Learn More

Summer Wellness Resources

4 Ways to Boost the Mental Health Benefits of Your Next Workout Learn More

Stay Healthy by Moving and Exercising Learn More

6 Tips for a Safe, Effective Summer Workou Learn More

7 Small Wellness Goals You Can Achieve Learn More