Upcoming Virtual Offerings by Faculty Staff Assistance Office

Whether you are working from home or you are back on campus, caring for yourself during this time of unprecedented uncertainty is essential for physical, emotional, and spiritual stamina, and it enables you to tackle each day and help others do the same.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation ( e.g. ASL Interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation CART), please email bewell@bu.edu. Please submit requests for accommodations as soon as possible, ideally, 10 business days prior to the event.

Catch Your Breath

Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
9:00 to 9:15 am, led by 
Sarah Henderson, LICSW, Faculty and Staff Assistance Office

Register Here (Zoom link will be sent the afternoon before the event)  

A mindfulness practice to check in and help support your self-care before stepping into the busyness of the day.  Come be in quiet community with others as we breathe, ground, and reset.

We Are Interconnected – Healing in Community

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27
12:00 to 12:45 pm, led by Linda Wells, Yoga Instructor and Wellness Warrior (pictured at left)

Register Here (Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event)  

How do we rebuild and restore a sense of community after being physically apart?  As we transition to increased face-to-face interactions, how do we manage feelings of discomfort and anxiety?  In this four-part series, Wellness Warrior, Linda Wells will create and hold brave space for people to practice feelings of well-being and community connection.  She will guide is in using yoga, research-validated relaxation techniques and social justice as tools for healing and building a community of care.

SOS – Strategies fOr Sleep

Wednesday, April 14
12:00 to 12:30 pm, workshop led by Sarah Henderson, LICSW, Faculty and Staff Assistance Office

Register Here (Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event)  

Is your sleep cycle inconsistent or interrupted? Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you find your energy is low or unstable during the day? If so, please join this half hour session where we will explore the impact that stress can have on sleep and identify strategies to improve sleep and enhance energy. Sleep is an essential ingredient for cultivating psychological resilience.  

Mental Health Basics for Managers

Wednesday, April 28
12:10 to 1:00 pm, workshop led by Karen Brouhard, LICSW, Faculty and Staff Assistance Office

Register Here (Zoom link will be sent the morning of the event)  

One in five adults experience a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.  Do you know the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions as they appear in the workplace?  Are you aware of what to say and how to help employees who are struggling with these challenges?  This workshop will provide managers with basic information about these issues and guidelines for reducing stigma and creating a culture which supports mental health and wellbeing.

Please note this session will be limited to 40 managers. Additional sessions on Wednesday May 5, 12:10 to 1:00 pm and Tuesday, May 18, 9:10 to 10:00 am, will be available to those unable to register for April’s session.  

Wellness Videos

In addition to these live events, recordings of many past workshops are available on the FSAO website including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Skills for the Workplace and Beyond
  • Chair Yoga
  • Guided Breathing Practice
  • Loving Kindness Meditation


Please contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Office at  fsao@bu.edu or 617-353-5381 if you have any questions.

Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive and diverse in our facilities, programming and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability (including but not limited to learning or attention, mental health, concussion, vision, mobility, hearing, physical or other health related), require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact the event organizer bewell@bu.edu to discuss your needs.