February 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.


Heart Health and Low Vision Awareness Month

Don’t Skip a Beat, DC! By now you have identified one healthy change from January. How’s it going so far? Perhaps you’ve made progress and have seen some results. Keep Going and Love Yourself Along the Way! Health is a Matter of the Heart.

This month, we celebrate Heart Health Month, Low Vision Awareness Month, and Black History Month. As you continue to take action that helps you grow physically, mentally, and spiritually, know that you are practicing self-care and appreciation which is essential to achieving optimal health and wellbeing.

Keep YOURSELF on your calendar! Be sure to save the links to all events that interest you! This month’s Mindful Mondays include guided meditations for aligning your heart and mind. Mental Wellness Tuesdays will include educational and supportive workshops in honor of Black History Month and Boosting Your Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Self-Love. Wellbeing Wednesdays will include tips for keeping a healthy heart and good cholesterol and an informative workshop on your VSP Vision Care Benefits. Lastly, Transformation Thursdays will include Zumba for the Heart this month to ignite your energy and dance your heart out!

DCHR Wellness is here for you.

February Wellness Webinars

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

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.

Guided Meditation for Aligning Heart & Mind

Monday, February 5, 2024

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

Let's journey to the heart and focus on heart coherence using our breath to be in the rhythm of our heart space. We'll meditate to align with our heart's intentions, bringing more peace to our every day.

30-Minute Meditation: Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Occurs Every Monday

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

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 Wednesday as well. Reach out to the instructor, Pamela White, for the Wednesday session link.

Download Teams | Join on the web

Meeting ID: 230 658 249 156

Passcode: FZh8KN

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Build a Routine! Occurs every Monday
Mental Wellness Tuesdays Series

The Mental Wellness Tuesdays 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.

Boost Your Self Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Self-Love

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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

This session will focus on the importance of having high self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love for your mental health and strategies to improve in all three.

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Meeting ID:264 277 973 429

Passcode: VtvhNH

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Healthy Heart

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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

A healthy heart is essential to a healthier life. During this presentation, we will explain the importance of making healthier choices and provide you with ways that may help to improve your heart health. Discussion topics include the functions of the heart, signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and risk factors for developing heart disease, as well as lifestyle factors that may help reduce risk.

Black History Month Part 1: Healing from Trauma and Systems in the Black Community

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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

This session will focus on psychoeducation around trauma, intergenerational trauma, and its effect on the black community. We will examine systems of injustice and their effects on the mental health and wellness of the Black Community. We will also identify appropriate coping strategies for individuals impacted.

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Meeting ID: 217 115 462 805

Passcode: vQqidC

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Black History Month Part 2: Healing From Trauma and Community Violence

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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

This session will focus on psychoeducation around trauma because of increased community violence in the black community, how it impacts their mental health, and coping strategies to manage the mental health challenges that arise.

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Meeting ID: 298 952 636 781

Passcode: BjociJ

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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.

The Heart of the Matter

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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

Learn about the many factors that influence your heart health and practical tips to keep your heart in great shape.

Get to Know Your VSP Vision Care Benefits

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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

New Year, New Benefits: Get ahead of the year and get more with our new vision provider, VSP Vision Care. Learn how to access quality eye care eyewear and savings, personalized vision care, and more from a VSP network doctor for you and your family.

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Meeting ID: 236 101 618 452

Passcode: SDkpWP

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Cholesterol & You

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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

Learn the causes and effects of high cholesterol and different ways to manage your cholesterol levels.

Heart Health: Keep it Strong All Life Long

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Someone in the U.S. dies of heart disease every 38 seconds. But there are simple habits and everyday practices that can keep our hearts healthy all life long. This webinar dives into the medical side of heart health and what you can do to prevent heart disease.

Recovering from Compassion Fatigue

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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

Empathy can be a double-edged sword. Whilst it can be enormously beneficial to the recipient, it can lead to exhaustion for the person providing it, due to the high level of emotional engagement it often involves. The more a person invests in others who are going through trauma, the more they too can start to feel some of that turmoil.

Learn about how caring for other people’s needs can be rewarding but challenging. You will learn about compassion fatigue, its impact, and how to look after your emotional health and needs without becoming too overwhelmed.

Join this session to:

  • Recognize triggers that can lead to symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • Examine your own emotions and responses when you are challenged by high-stress events
  • Develop alternative strategies, including meditation and breathing exercises, to reduce and defuse high stress levels
  • Evaluate your life and identify areas of life that you’d like to change

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
Transformation Thursdays

Make Thursdays Your Day of Transformation and Empowerment! Ignite a positive mindset and unlock a fitter, more energized you. Our curated workouts and activities on Transformation Thursdays are designed to boost your physical well-being. Join us for transformative experiences, sculpting a healthier, happier version of you!

Zumba For Your Heart Virtual Session

Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2024

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Get ready for an energetic and effective workout to ignite your energy and dance your heart Out!

In this 4-week virtual series, enjoy 30-minute Zumba sessions designed to enhance cardiovascular fitness. Experience non-stop movement to the hottest playlist, letting the music elevate your heart rate while you sculpt and tone your entire body.

Meeting ID: 846 5305 7200

Passcode: dchr

Real Appeal Coach's Corner - Staying on Track

Thursday, February 15, 2024

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Join our event to hear from one of our Real Appeal coaches. Making a lifestyle change to lose weight can seem intimidating. In this event, you’ll learn tips about how to overcome common challenges and stay on track with your goals.

Real Appeal® is an online lifestyle and weight management program. It’s available to you at no additional cost as part of your health insurance. This year, Real Appeal offers even more coaching, more focus on building new habits, and more inspiration.

Laughter is Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2024

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

Life is better when you’re laughing! This presentation will explain the importance and power of laughter, while providing you with ways to incorporate laughter into your daily life. We will also review the health benefits of laughter.

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.

Fraud Protection

Friday, February 23, 2024

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

Don't be a victim! Scammers work hard to steal your money and identity. Learn how to identify and avoid potential scams.


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!

February Wellness Resources

Heart Health Resources

A Mind-Body Approach to Heart Health Learn More

7 Things You May Not Know About Heart Failure – But Should Learn More

8 Heart-Healthy Foods To Boost Your Diet Learn More

Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart Learn More

All About Heart Health Learn More

Emotions and Heart Health Learn More

Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes Learn More

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Learn More

Low Vision Awareness Resources

Computer Vision Syndrome Learn More

Four Health Conditions That Can Lead to Vision Loss Learn More

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Eyewear Learn More

Your Eyes After 40:

What's Normal and What's Not Learn More

Taking Good Care of Your Eyes Learn More

Healthy Habits to Help Protect Your Eyesight Learn More

Low-Vision Accommodations in Your Home Learn More

How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy at Work Learn More