Free Webinars

We offer monthly webinars on a variety of topics designed to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. Webinars are free but registration is required.

To make disability-related accommodations, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office ([email protected], 612-625-8164).

Upcoming Webinars

Integrative Nursing Webinar | Climate Conversations: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Health Professionals in Minnesota

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  • 12 to 1 p.m. Central

The content of the webinar is designed for nurses. Other health professionals are welcome.

Health professionals are the most trusted voices in our society, yet many are not prepared with climate knowledge to help our patients and communities adapt. This talk will cover the findings of two research studies led by the Minnesota Department of Health and provide summaries, tools, and next steps to engage the public to promote adaptation to the health impacts of climate change.

Participants can earn 1.0 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Joyful Caregiving: How to Navigate a Loved One’s Illness Without Losing Yourself with Delia Chiaramonte, MD, MS

Tuesday, July 9, 2024  • 12 to 1 p.m. Central

Serious Illness impacts the entire family, and caregiving can feel overwhelming, frightening, and depleting. 

This webinar presented by a board-certified palliative care physician will share practical techniques for navigating a loved one’s illness while still attending to one’s own wellbeing. It is appropriate for those with an aging or ill loved one, clinicians who care for ill or aging patients, and anyone who will face illness or aging one day. 

The webinar will provide insights to facilitate coping as well as practical tools for reducing stress in the face of serious illness.

Bakken Center Mindfulness Programs Information Session

Wednesday, August 21, 202412 to 1:00 p.m. Central

This webinar led by Bakken Center Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor Mariann Johnson will provide an introduction to mindfulness meditation and will be particularly relevant to those new to the practice or simply curious about the possible benefits of a mindfulness practice. Participants will have an opportunity to practice a short mindfulness meditation, to share their experiences, and to ask questions. Examples will also be provided for practicing "everyday" mindfulness, at work and at home. The webinar will conclude with an overview of the Bakken Center's mindfulness resources and programming.

Wellbeing Series 2024 | The Impact of Trauma on Health and Wellbeing and How to Heal featuring Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH

Tuesday, October 1, 2024 • 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central
This webinar is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.5 continuing education units (CEA-000431-1).
Award-winning physician, researcher, and public health leader Nadine Burke Harris is dedicated to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities, which includes understanding the link between trauma and health outcomes. Research shows that early traumatic experiences can cause a prolonged stress response that ultimately leads to an increased risk of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. As California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Burke Harris helped guide the state’s COVID response by successfully launching a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to train over 20,000 primary care providers on how to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and respond with trauma-informed care. In this talk, she will  outline evidence-based practices you can adopt to regulate the biological stress response and improve health outcomes. Not only will you understand the impact of trauma on health and wellbeing, you will know how to heal.

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