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

Life-Affirming Creativity In Times Of Distress with Molly Sturges

Feb 23, 2023 • Noon - 1 p.m. Central

In the midst of ecological and cultural crisis how can connecting with your own unique creative energies provide relief, restoration, insight and inspiration? Join artist/researcher/faculty Molly Sturges in this experiential webinar where you will have time to explore a few creative healing practices to support you as well as have an opportunity to connect with others as desired in a caring, accepting and reflective space.

Inspiring, Recruiting, and Retaining the Health-Care Workforce

March 1, 2022 • 10 a.m. - Noon Central

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

Join Creative Nursing, the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, and Creative Health Care Management for a discussion with thought leaders about:
- Permission to Care for Ourselves
- Integrative Nursing: A Framework for Whole-Person Mental Health Care
- Composing a Life that Works with a Life that Counts for Nurses
- and more! 

Bakken Center Mindfulness Programs Information Session

March 1, 2022 • Noon - 1 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.

Exploring the Role of Spirituality in Enhancing Resilience and Wellbeing

March 16, 2022 • Noon - 1 p.m. Central

In this webinar, spirituality will be explored from the lens of the Bakken Center’s Wellbeing Model: connecting with something larger than oneself, leading to enhanced resiliency and a deeper sense of meaning and connectedness, with oneself and the world around them.

The role of contemplative practices in accessing spirituality will be discussed, and participants will be guided through a contemplative, mindfulness exercise to inquire and reflect on their own experience and understanding of spirituality.

Wellbeing Series 2023 - The Science of Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach Towards Healing Intergenerational Trauma with Dr. Sará King

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 • 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central

The Science of Social Justice is an interdisciplinary theoretical framework developed by Dr. Sará King that uses the biopsychosocial model of health as well as interpersonal neurobiology and contemplative practices to study the impact of systemic oppression on marginalized communities, as well as it proposes a framework towards healing intergenerational trauma. This talk will explore several topics including the research trajectory that informed the development of this framework; the relationship between chronic pain and chronic stress as they relate to identity and health outcomes; and the relationship between mindfulness and art as healing practices. Dr. King will propose a new way of defining social justice that is oriented around healing, as well as a new technological framework that is fundamentally grounded in an inclusive and empowering vision of individual and collective health and wellbeing. Learn more about the Wellbeing Series 2023.

Wellbeing Series 2023 - More Than a Body: Building Your Body Image Resilience with Dr. Lexie and Dr. Lindsay Kite

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 • 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central 

In this visual presentation, Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite will walk the audience through the life-changing pathway to body image resilience, where people can learn to not only identify the objectifying ideals that surround us and the pain and shame that accompanies those ideals, but learn to use that pain as a catalyst to be more -- more than a body, more than a collection of parts to be fixed and flaunted, more of what can bring you and the world joy and purpose. Learn more about the Wellbeing Series 2023.

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