Finding ways to connect with others at work can be difficult when you’re stuck in a cubicle or limited to small talk before a meeting or in the hallways at work. When faculty and staff from varied ranks, roles and backgrounds meet regularly to discuss narrative literature—facilitated by college professors—they share life experiences, explore diverse perspectives, shed familiar paradigms, and develop authentic connections.
The CWRU Wellness Program offers faculty and staff a unique approach to wellness through Reflection Point, which consists of the sharing of ideas based on great literature. The Reflection Point program builds community and enhances emotional and intellectual fitness. Reading groups—made up of a diverse cross-section of faculty, administrators, researchers and staff—meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss stories or books carefully chosen due to themes that inspire robust discussions on values, issues and beliefs.
Faculty and staff members can learn more about this popular and engaging Wellness Program at a special session offered Nov. 6 during the Virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair. The session will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom.
Past participants of Reflection Point and Wellness Program leadership will be present to share more about this experience, which fosters community well-being at CWRU. Light snacks will be provided.