Programme employees

THE WELL-BEING WEEKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF OF THE UT. THIS PAGE GIVES A SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME for employees.

Do you have any questions after reading the program or would you like to share a great idea for one of the next well-being weeks? Please contact us via wellbeingweeks@utwente.nl. We hope you will enjoy the offer!

LOOKING BACK AT SUCCESSFUL EDITION

Thank you all for participating during the past well-being weeks. We hope you enjoyed the offer. We are happy that more people are joining this important movement. Hopefully, we can create more awareness on well-being at work the upcoming year.

We are looking forward to see you during our next edition in June 2023. 

Ochtend Meditatie

The morning meditation is an ongoing programme. You can join every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.30-9.00h (also after the well-being weeks). 

Waitinglist

Is it no longer possible to register for an activity? Then sign up for the waiting list and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. 


OLD PROGRAMME

WEEK 1: 7 -11 NOV

  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditations

    Date: Tuesday 8 November 
              Wednesday 9 November 
              Friday 11 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • TUE, WED - Lifestyle Checks

    Date: 8 November 
              9 November
    Time: choose your timeframe (60 minutes)
    Location: Sports Centre

    What is your lifestyle?

    Make your own choices about lifestyle and decide what is important for you. The lifestyle check can flag up any possible health risks at an early stage. The check (60 minutes) takes place in the Sports Centre. The lifestyle check includes physical tests like blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, 2 questionnaires and a consultation with the lifestyle coach about the results. Setting your own goals can help you to improve your lifestyle. If necessary, a follow-up can be planned. For more information check our website.

    You also can directly sign up for your personal lifestyle check
    Sign up here
  • TUE, THU - Architecture & Arts Lunchwalk

    Date: 8 Nov & 10 Nov 
    Time: 12.00-12.30 Walk-in with soup 
               12.30 Start of lunchwalk 
    Location: We will start in the sport cantine (located in Sports Centre) 

    Do you think you know everything about the Campus? We doubt it!

    We gave our usual lunchwalks a small upgrade. This well-being weeks you can go on an Architecture and Arts lunchwalk. We will start with some warm food in the Sports Centre. Afterwards we will seperate in two groups to walk around the Campus. A guide will tell you more about the buildings and the Art you will cross - what are the background stories of all the different things on Campus? 

    Join us and find out! 

    Sign up for 8 Nov
    Sign up here
    Sign up for 10 Nov
    Sign up here
  • TUE - Studium Generale: Sleep (NL)

    Date: 8 November 
    Time: 19:30 - 21:00h 
    Location: Vrijhof Amphitheater

    Sleep is essential for our wellbeing. Our health, creativity, memory, they all are influenced by sleep. Dr. Raymond Noordam (LUMC) will explain how you can have a good night. Lecture is in Dutch. 

    You can find more information on the Website
    Click here
  • THU - Let's talk about money (NL)

    Date: 10 November 
    Time: 9:30-11:00h 
    Location: online 
    By: Linda van het Hoff (Loyalis)

    FULL
    Are you interested in this workshop? Please make sure to sign up on the waitinglist. This gives us an estimation of the need to organize another session.

    Sign up for the waiting list
    Click here

    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
    Make sure to sign-up for the workshop 'Let's talk about money"
    Sign up here
  • THU - Running Therapy

    Date: 10 November
    Time: 16:00-17:00h
    Location: start at the main entrance at the Sports Center University of Twente/Topvorm Twente
    By: Renee Hof, physiotherapist and running therapist from Topvorm Twente 

    Running therapy helps you mentally and physically. Get out of your head and into your body to feel full of energy again! 

    This activity will take place in groups of a maximum of 12 people. It is not a personal consult. 

    During this edition of the well-being weeks, recovery (sleep), vitality and physical and mental health are at the centre of attention. In addition, relaxation is also a very important subject. Running therapy will be an activity that will take place throughout these four weeks. The goal of running therapy is to get mental relaxation by physical effort (running or fast walking). This can be helpful if you have physical or mental complaints such as excessive worrying, depressive symptoms, anxiety- and/or panic attacks and fatigue complaints. 

    During the small-grouped session, you will learn to recognize the signals your body gives you, and based on this you will get tools to set some boundaries. Running therapy is developed for those who recognize themselves in one of the complaints written above. No basic level of running or running experience is required to sign up for running therapy.   

    Do you want to exercise under the supervision of an expert who will help you get grip on your complaints and helps you to find relaxation? Then sign up! 

    Normally this therapy takes 8 weeks in a row, but during our well-being weeks you can try out whether this way of relaxation fits you. Getting to know more about running therapy and how it can help is the goal of this clinic during the well-being weeks, and in addition, you get some practical tips. After this experience, it is possible to start with the 8 weeks course in a row. 

    Sign up below for the Running therapy:
    Sign up here
  • THU - Breath & Yoga

    Date: 10 November
    Time: 8.15-8.45
    Location: Vrijhof 208
    By: Ron ten Voorde  

    Do you suffer from high breathing, are you short of breath or are you sensitive to stress? 

    Most people do not know how to breathe optimally or how to use it for health. They breathe irregularly, superficially and or limited. Did you know that wrong breathing activates stress hormones? 

     In this Breath/Yoga session we will measure your breath, optimize it, practice in groups and you will be invited for a breathing exercise that brings relaxation. 

    Through the breath you have the most direct way to positively influence yourself mentally and physically. 

    Respiratory therapist and yoga teacher Ron, provides tools for good breathing and together we investigate whether your breathing can be improved. After the workshop you will receive the breathing exercise so that you can work at home if you wish. 

    Make your Breath successful. 

Highlight of the week: Architecture and Arts Walk

Date: 8 & 10 november
Time: 12:00/12:30-13:30h
Location: Start Sport cantine

WEEK 2: 14 - 18 NOV

  • MON till FRI - Cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure measurements + dietician

    Dates and location:
         14/11/2022, location Carré
         15/11/2022, location Horst
         16/11/2022, location ITC
         17/11/2022, location Ravelijn
         18/11/2022. location Spiegel
    If you already signed-up for a lifestyle check, it is not necessary to sign-up for the cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure measurement with dietician. Both activities have these measurements.
    Time: 10.00-16.00h

    MEASURE YOUR CHOLESTEROL, GLUCOSE AND BLOOD PRESSURE  

    With one test both your cholesterol and your glucose level are measured. You usually don't notice any abnormalities in glucose and cholesterol levels, but these can lead to chronic health problems in the long term. While you wait for the outcome of the cholesterol and glucose measurement, we can also measure your blood pressure.

    But what can you do with the results?

    Dietitian Marike ten Oever is present to explain the results, answer your questions  and and where necessary to give advice.

    Note: To avoid long waiting times, these measurements are only performed on those who have registrated. The measurements will take 5 minutes (excluding the advice of the dietician). 

    Sign up for your measurement
    Click here
  • MON, TUE - Lifestyle Checks

    Date: 14 November 
              15 November
    Time: choose your timeframe (60 minutes)
    Location: Sports Centre

    What is your lifestyle?

    Make your own choices about lifestyle and decide what is important for you. The lifestyle check can flag up any possible health risks at an early stage. The check (60 minutes) takes place in the Sports Centre. The lifestyle check includes physical tests like blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, 2 questionnaires and a consultation with the lifestyle coach about the results. Setting your own goals can help you to improve your lifestyle. If necessary, a follow-up can be planned. For more information check our website.

    You can also directly sign up for your personal lifestyle check
    Sign up here
  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditations

    Date: Tuesday 15 November
              Wednesday 16 November 
              Friday 18 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • TUE, THU - Architecture and Art Lunchwalk

    Date: 15 Nov & 17 Nov 
    Time: 12.00-12.30 Walk-in with soup 
               12.30 Start of lunchwalk 
    Location: We will start in the sport cantine (located in Sports Centre) 

    Do you think you know everything about the Campus? We doubt it!

    We gave our usual lunchwalks a small upgrade. This well-being weeks you can go on an Architecture and Arts lunchwalk. We will start with some warm food in the Sports Centre. Afterwards we will seperate in two groups to walk around the Campus. A guide will tell you more about the buildings and the Art you will cross - what are the background stories of all the different things on Campus? 

    Join us and find out! 

    Sign up for 15 Nov
    Sign up here
    Sign up for 17 Nov
    Sign up here
  • TUE - Your energy bill (all you need to know)

    Date: 15 November 
    Time: 15:30-16:30
    Location: Cubicus B209
    By: Nando Tolboom

    The energy crisis in our society can significantly impact your well-being. The challenges and questions you face, such as:  What is the cause? How does my bill work, and what is the government price ceiling? What impact can I have on my bill? It and more will all be discussed during this lecture by UT researcher Nando Tolboom.  We will address these topics and more to educate you and nudge you in the right direction. Of course, there is plenty of room for discussions and questions.

    Make sure to sign up for the lecture about energy.
    Sign up here
  • WED - Lecture: Working on your mental resilience

    Date: 16 November
    Time: 11:00 - 12:30 
    Location: Spiegel SP 6
    By: Jan van den Hoogen (ArboUnie)

    The world around us is changing rapidly. Flexibility, self-reliance and resilience are the key concepts of today. Those who take changes into account can move with them. Those who can guard their own limits can hold their own. That means that investing in your mental resilience pays off. We offer a fun interactive meeting to work on your mental resilience together. 

    Please make sure to sign up for the lecture 'Working on mental resilience'
    Sign up here
  • WED - Tips and information about Home Solar Panels ('PV power plants')

    Date: 16 November 
    Time: 15:30-16:30 
    Location: Ravelijn RA2501
    By: Wilko Rohlfs (UT-ET)

    Personal action to overcome the energy crisis seems to be quite limited, and we tend to be paralyzed and not take action ourselves. Small PV power plants, so-called plug-in power plants, are one way of participating in the energy transition and benefiting to a small extent from the electricity generated by oneself. But how complex is the installation? What equipment is required? How much electricity do the one or two panels generate? What does the equipment cost and what payback period can be expected? In this workshop we will find answers to these questions together and from personal experiences. There will also be an opportunity to try out a plug-in power plant for yourself.


    Please make sure to sign up
    Click here
  • THU - Improve your heating behaviour

    Date: 17 November 
    Time: 15:30-16:30
    Location: Ravelijn RA2501
    By: Wilko Rohlfs (UT-ET)

    Heating is the largest consumer of energy and nowadays the biggest cost driver for living expenses. Even if we cannot significantly reduce our heating costs without expensive insulation measures, there is a chance for a measurable reduction through rather simple actions. In this workshop, we will first discuss the general mechanisms of heat transfer and use them to derive measures to reduce heat loss. In addition, we will discuss ways to improve the efficiency of the heating system, as well as the risks and dangers of too low room temperatures.

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'improve your heating behavior'
    Sign up here
  • THU - Running Therapy

    Date: 17 November
    Time: 16:00-17:00h
    Location: start at the main entrance at the Sports Center University of Twente/Topvorm Twente
    By: Renee Hof, physiotherapist and running therapist from Topvorm Twente 

    Running therapy helps you mentally and physically. Get out of your head and into your body to feel full of energy again! 

    This activity will take place in groups of a maximum of 12 people. It is not a personal consult. 

    During this edition of the well-being weeks, recovery (sleep), vitality and physical and mental health are at the centre of attention. In addition, relaxation is also a very important subject. Running therapy will be an activity that will take place throughout these four weeks. The goal of running therapy is to get mental relaxation by physical effort (running or fast walking). This can be helpful if you have physical or mental complaints such as excessive worrying, depressive symptoms, anxiety- and/or panic attacks and fatigue complaints. 

    During the small-grouped session, you will learn to recognize the signals your body gives you, and based on this you will get tools to set some boundaries. Running therapy is developed for those who recognize themselves in one of the complaints written above. No basic level of running or running experience is required to sign up for running therapy.   

    Do you want to exercise under the supervision of an expert who will help you get grip on your complaints and helps you to find relaxation? Then sign up! 

    Normally this therapy takes 8 weeks in a row, but during our well-being weeks you can try out whether this way of relaxation fits you. Getting to know more about running therapy and how it can help is the goal of this clinic during the well-being weeks, and in addition, you get some practical tips. After this experience, it is possible to start with the 8 weeks course in a row. 

    Sign up below for the Running therapy:
    Sign up here
  • THU - Breath & Yoga

    Date: 17 November
    Time: 8.15-8.45
    Location: Vrijhof 208
    By: Ron ten Voorde  

    Do you suffer from high breathing, are you short of breath or are you sensitive to stress? 

    Most people do not know how to breathe optimally or how to use it for health. They breathe irregularly, superficially and or limited. Did you know that wrong breathing activates stress hormones? 

     In this Breath/Yoga session we will measure your breath, optimize it, practice in groups and you will be invited for a breathing exercise that brings relaxation. 

    Through the breath you have the most direct way to positively influence yourself mentally and physically. 

    Respiratory therapist and yoga teacher Ron, provides tools for good breathing and together we investigate whether your breathing can be improved. After the workshop you will receive the breathing exercise so that you can work at home if you wish. 

    Make your Breath successful. 

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'Breath and Yoga'
    Sign up here
Highlight of the week: Lecture - working on your mental resilience

Date: 16 Novemeber
Time: 11:00-12:30h

Those who can guard their own limits can hold their own. That means that investing in your mental resilience pays off. We offer a fun interactive meeting to work on your mental resilience together. 

WEEK 3: 21 - 25 NOV

  • MON - Webinar: Get a grip on your e-mail and calendar

    Date: 21 november
    Time: 11:30-12:00 NL 
              13:30-14:00 ENG 
    Location: online 
    By: Robbert Janssen (UT-LISA)

    Are you often stressed because of your mailbox and find it difficult to keep an overview? Do you receive so many e-mails daily that reading and answering them all distracts you from your 'real' work? In this webinar, you will get useful tips for managing your Outlook calendar. This will result in a cleaner inbox, a better overview and time savings. In this half-hour webinar, we will explain a number of functionalities in Microsoft Outlook that will help you get a better grip on your e-mail and calendar.

    Sign up for the Dutch workshop
    Click here
    Sign up for the English workshop
    Click here
  • MON - Yoga in concert

    Date: 21 November
    Time: 19:30-21:00
    Location: Agora Vrijhof 

    SOLD OUT

    Get a €2,50 discount on this event as UT employee

    Yoga in Concert is a unique experience of yoga and music. Yoga postures, sound and meditation come together in this special concept. Everything is possible: actively participate on your yoga mat, sit back and relax while listening to the beautiful music or a combination of both. During the performance we take you into a flow of music, movement, breath and relaxation.

    Besides a successful career as a guitarist with his band The Five Great Guitars, Jan Kuiper is an avid Yogi. He combines these two passions with this successful format Yoga in Concert. For Yvonne de Hoop, yoga is life from the heart. Her professional knowledge of different forms of Yoga and years of experience come together in Yoga in Concert.

    Together with "The Voice of Holland" winner, singer and harpist Iris Kroes, Jan and Yvonne take you on a unique inner journey. Yoga in Concert is suitable for all levels. Sign up and experience your inner journey.

    Use during sign up this code to get €2,50 discount: Yoga-WellBeing-211122
    Sign up here
  • TUE - Stay in control on your household budget! Tips and tricks around your finances! (NL)

    Date: 22 November 
    Time: 10:00-12:00
    Location: Carré HalB 2D
    By: Jan Buist

    In this interactive workshop you will learn how to budget, save and build buffers with your income. And to prevent problems such as late payments and debt.

    You will work with Jan Buist of ‘Financieel Sterk’ on your finances and experience that finances can be fun too.

    Sign up for this workshop to stay in control on your household budget.
    Click here
  • TUE - Stay in control on your household budget! Tips and tricks around your finances! (ENG)

    Date: 22 November
    Time: 13:30-15:30 
    Location: Technohal TL1336
    By: Jan Buist

    In this interactive workshop you will learn how to budget, save and build buffers with your income. And to prevent problems such as late payments and debt.

    You will work with Jan Buist of ‘Financieel Sterk’ on your finances and experience that finances can be fun too.

    Sign up to stay in control on your household budget
    Click here
  • TUE - Self Defense

    Date: 22 November
    Time: 16.00-17.15h
    Location: UT sportcentrum, room SC5
    By: Freddy Lufting

    Learn to stand up for yourself! 

    On this Tuesday afternoon, Freddy Lufting, Taekwondo reacher at UT VAS Arashi, will give a workshop in which awareness of one’s own behaviour and mental and physical skills will be central. The focus is on setting boundaries and various self defense techniques. Would you like to get to know some self defense techniques? Sign-up quickly! 

    Please make sure to sign up for the self defense workshop
    Click here
  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditation

    Date: Tuesday 22 November 
              Wednesday 23 November 
              Friday 25 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • TUE, WED - Lifestyle Checks

    Date: 22 November 
              23 November
    Time: choose your timeframe (60 minutes)
    Location: Sports Centre


    What is your lifestyle?

    Make your own choices about lifestyle and decide what is important for you. The lifestyle check can flag up any possible health risks at an early stage. The check (60 minutes) takes place in the Sports Centre. The lifestyle check includes physical tests like blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, 2 questionnaires and a consultation with the lifestyle coach about the results. Setting your own goals can help you to improve your lifestyle. If necessary, a follow-up can be planned. For more information check our website.

    You can also directly sign up for your personal lifestyle check
    Sign up here
  • TUE, THU - Architecture and Art Lunchwalk

    Date: 22 Nov & 24 Nov 
    Time: 12.00-12.30 Walk-in with soup 
               12.30 Start of lunchwalk 
    Location: We will start in the sport cantine (located in Sports Centre) 

    Do you think you know everything about the Campus? We doubt it!

    We gave our usual lunchwalks a small upgrade. This well-being weeks you can go on an Architecture and Arts lunchwalk. We will start with some warm food in the Sports Centre. Afterwards we will walk around the Campus. A guide will tell you more about the buildings and the Art you will cross - what are the background stories of all the different things on Campus? 

    Join us and find out! 

    Sign up for 22 Nov
    Sign up here
    Sign up for 24 Nov
    Sign up here
  • THU - Design your Life: A creative toolbox with which neurodiverse people can design their own supportive solutions for daily life challenges.

    Date: 24th of November
    Time: 12.30-13.30
    Location: DesignLab LEARN-X
    By: Jelle van Dijk

    Do you have a unique brain that perhaps does not always responds so smoothly to the challenges of daily life? In this talk I present the Design your Life creative toolbox. With this toolbox you explore your own (neurodiverse) needs, starting from your unique lived experience. Develop ideas, build prototypes and test your own practical interventions. Create what you need and what fits perfectly to your unique way of being. Let the environment work for you, not against you! 

    Please make sure to sign up for the lecture design your life
    Sign up here

  • THU - Running Therapy

    Date: 10 November
    Time: 16:00-17:00h
    Location: start at the main entrance at the Sports Center University of Twente/Topvorm Twente
    By: Renee Hof, physiotherapist and running therapist from Topvorm Twente 

    Running therapy helps you mentally and physically. Get out of your head and into your body to feel full of energy again! 

    This activity will take place in groups of a maximum of 12 people. It is not a personal consult. 

    During this edition of the well-being weeks, recovery (sleep), vitality and physical and mental health are at the centre of attention. In addition, relaxation is also a very important subject. Running therapy will be an activity that will take place throughout these four weeks. The goal of running therapy is to get mental relaxation by physical effort (running or fast walking). This can be helpful if you have physical or mental complaints such as excessive worrying, depressive symptoms, anxiety- and/or panic attacks and fatigue complaints. 

    During the small-grouped session, you will learn to recognize the signals your body gives you, and based on this you will get tools to set some boundaries. Running therapy is developed for those who recognize themselves in one of the complaints written above. No basic level of running or running experience is required to sign up for running therapy.   

    Do you want to exercise under the supervision of an expert who will help you get grip on your complaints and helps you to find relaxation? Then sign up! 

    Normally this therapy takes 8 weeks in a row, but during our well-being weeks you can try out whether this way of relaxation fits you. Getting to know more about running therapy and how it can help is the goal of this clinic during the well-being weeks, and in addition, you get some practical tips. After this experience, it is possible to start with the 8 weeks course in a row. 

    Sign up below for the Running therapy:
    Sign up here
  • THU - Breath & Yoga

    Date: 24 November
    Time: 8.15-8.45
    Location: Vrijhof 208
    By: Ron ten Voorde  

    Do you suffer from high breathing, are you short of breath or are you sensitive to stress? 

    Most people do not know how to breathe optimally or how to use it for health. They breathe irregularly, superficially and or limited. Did you know that wrong breathing activates stress hormones? 

     In this Breath/Yoga session we will measure your breath, optimize it, practice in groups and you will be invited for a breathing exercise that brings relaxation. 

    Through the breath you have the most direct way to positively influence yourself mentally and physically. 

    Respiratory therapist and yoga teacher Ron, provides tools for good breathing and together we investigate whether your breathing can be improved. After the workshop you will receive the breathing exercise so that you can work at home if you wish. 

    Make your Breath successful. 

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'Breath and Yoga'
    Sign up here
Highlight of the week: Design your Life

Date: 24 November
Time: 12:00-13:30h 

Design your Life: A creative toolbox with which neurodiverse people can design their own supportive solutions for daily life challenges.

WEEK 4: 28 NOV - 2 DEC

  • MON, TUE, WED - Lifestyle Checks

    Date: 28 November
              29 November
              30 November
    Time: choose your timeframe (60 minutes)
    Location: Sports Centre

    What is your lifestyle?

    Make your own choices about lifestyle and decide what is important for you. The lifestyle check can flag up any possible health risks at an early stage. The check (60 minutes) takes place in the Sports Centre. The lifestyle check includes physical tests like blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, 2 questionnaires and a consultation with the lifestyle coach about the results. Setting your own goals can help you to improve your lifestyle. If necessary, a follow-up can be planned. For more information check our website.

    You can also sign directly up for your personal lifestyle check
    Sign up here
  • MON - In-depth workshop: Working on your mental resilience

    Date: 28 November
    Time: 15:30-17:00 
    Location: HB-2C
    By: Jan van den Hoogen (ArboUnie)

    The world around us is changing rapidly. Flexibility, self-reliance and resilience are the key concepts of today. Those who take changes into account can move with them. Those who can guard their own limits can hold their own. That means that investing in your mental resilience pays off. We offer a fun interactive meeting to work on your mental resilience together.

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'Working on your mental resilience'.
    Sign up here
  • TUE, WED, FRI - Morning Meditation

    Date: Tuesday 22 November 
              Wednesday 23 November 
              Friday 25 November
    Time: 8:30 - 9:00h 
    Location: Dojo Sports Centre

    When we begin our day with a morning meditation, we give ourselves the best chance to feel fully aware, awake and alive before we "do" anything. By creating a regular morning routine, we cultivate peace of mind and happy relationships in which we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. there is a day-start meditation in the Dojo at the Sports Centre.

    You do not have to sign up for the morning meditation; everyone is welcome!

    On Tuesdays, there is an opportunity (around 8:20) for sitting instruction. We will explore how to sit on a meditation cushion in a way that is comfortable for you.

    On Fridays, there is room for conversation after meditation. Meditation cushions are available in the dojo. Staff from the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology with experience in various streams (Mindfulness, Vipassana, Zen) of meditation will be guiding the session these mornings. If desired for the group in attendance, guided mediation may be offered.

  • TUE - Architecture and Art Lunchwalk

    Date: 29 Nov 
    Time: 12.00-12.30 Walk-in with soup 
               12.30 Start of lunchwalk 
    Location: We will start in the sport cantine (located in Sports Centre) 

    Do you think you know everything about the Campus? We doubt it!

    We gave our usual lunchwalks a small upgrade. This well-being weeks you can go on an Architecture and Arts lunchwalk. We will start with some warm food in the Sports Centre. Afterwards we will seperate in two groups to walk around the Campus. A guide will tell you more about the buildings and the Art you will cross - what are the background stories of all the different things on Campus? 

    Join us and find out! 

    Sign up for 29 Nov
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  • TUE - Workshop Menopause (NL)

    Date: 29 November
    Time: 15:30 - 17:15
    Location: Horst HT-1300

    IN DUTCH.

    Let’s talk about the menopause (40-65 years) 

    Nowadays, women have a lot of things to do, they work more hours, they have friends and/or partners, they take care of their kids, and they want to be fit and vital. 

    Menopause can have a huge impact on a woman's life and the hormonal fluctuation can start before you know it. 

    In this workshop, you will learn about this interesting period and what it is doing to you (physically, mentally, and emotionally), how you can recognise it and what you can do yourself. 

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'Menopause'
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  • WED - Let's talk about money (NL)

    Date: 30 November 
    Time: 09.30-11.00h 
    Location: online
    By: Linda van het Hoff


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    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
  • WED - Let's talk about money (ENG)

    Date: 30 November 
    Time: 13:30-15:00h 
    Location: online
    By: Linda van het Hoff

    FULL
    Are you interested in this workshop? Please make sure to sign up on the waitinglist. This gives us an estimation of the need to organize another session.

    Sign up for the waiting list
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    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
    Please make sure to sign-up for the workshop 'Let's talk about money'
    Sign up here
  • THU - Let's talk about money (NL)

    Date: 1 December
    Time: 13.00-14:30h 
    By: Linda van het Hoff

    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
    Sign up for here
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  • THU - Open Mic: It's your turn! Share your inspiring well-being story! (ENG)

    Date: 1 December
    Time: 15:00-17:00 
    Location: Amphitheater 

    You now have the opportunity to pitch your story, research or idea on well-being. For example, explain in a 7-minute pitch how your research resulted in tips that you can give people to improve their well-being, how your experiences in the past have helped you in making healthy choices now or your innovative idea on how to make students and employees move more frequent during their working days. Everything is possible, as long as you take the lead! 

  • THU - Training teamleaders: Financially Fit Employees

    Date: 1 December. 
    Time: NL: 0930-12.30 || 13.30-16.30

    Note: only for UT teamleaders

    For teamleaders there will be two extra opportunities to participate in a workshop with focus on the critical role that teamleaders play in acknowledging, recognizing and discussing financial concerns.  This workshop provides insight into the urgency, costs, returns and early identification of financial concerns among employees. We discuss dialogue techniques and practical examples with employees with financial concerns or problems. The workshop is organized with our knowledge partner DiFfit (Sustainable Employmentship, Psychological Fit & Financial Fit). This workshop for teamleaders is provided in English and in Dutch, both versions take place on Nov 30th.


    Visit the Course finder for more information and to register.
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  • THU - Running Therapy

    Date: 10 November
    Time: 16:00-17:00h
    Location: start at the main entrance at the Sports Center University of Twente/Topvorm Twente
    By: Renee Hof, physiotherapist and running therapist from Topvorm Twente 

    Running therapy helps you mentally and physically. Get out of your head and into your body to feel full of energy again! 

    This activity will take place in groups of a maximum of 12 people. It is not a personal consult. 

    During this edition of the well-being weeks, recovery (sleep), vitality and physical and mental health are at the centre of attention. In addition, relaxation is also a very important subject. Running therapy will be an activity that will take place throughout these four weeks. The goal of running therapy is to get mental relaxation by physical effort (running or fast walking). This can be helpful if you have physical or mental complaints such as excessive worrying, depressive symptoms, anxiety- and/or panic attacks and fatigue complaints. 

    During the small-grouped session, you will learn to recognize the signals your body gives you, and based on this you will get tools to set some boundaries. Running therapy is developed for those who recognize themselves in one of the complaints written above. No basic level of running or running experience is required to sign up for running therapy.   

    Do you want to exercise under the supervision of an expert who will help you get grip on your complaints and helps you to find relaxation? Then sign up! 

    Normally this therapy takes 8 weeks in a row, but during our well-being weeks you can try out whether this way of relaxation fits you. Getting to know more about running therapy and how it can help is the goal of this clinic during the well-being weeks, and in addition, you get some practical tips. After this experience, it is possible to start with the 8 weeks course in a row. 

    Sign up below for the Running therapy:
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  • THU - Breath & Yoga

    Date: 1 December
    Time: 8.15-8.45
    Location: Vrijhof 208
    By: Ron ten Voorde  

    Do you suffer from high breathing, are you short of breath or are you sensitive to stress? 

    Most people do not know how to breathe optimally or how to use it for health. They breathe irregularly, superficially and or limited. Did you know that wrong breathing activates stress hormones? 

     In this Breath/Yoga session we will measure your breath, optimize it, practice in groups and you will be invited for a breathing exercise that brings relaxation. 

    Through the breath you have the most direct way to positively influence yourself mentally and physically. 

    Respiratory therapist and yoga teacher Ron, provides tools for good breathing and together we investigate whether your breathing can be improved. After the workshop you will receive the breathing exercise so that you can work at home if you wish. 

    Make your Breath successful. 

    Please make sure to sign up for the workshop 'Breath and Yoga'
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Hightlight of the week: Open Mic: It's your turn! Share your inspiring well-being story

Date: 1 December
Time: 15:00-17:00
Location: Amphitheater

Sign up as speaker OR join as audience!

  • Robert Cruz Martinez "Self-care: From theory to practice"
  • Mrudula Kodihalli Shashikumar: "Well-being is a perspective"
  • Kerem Doğan: “An artistic approach to healing: The Healing Hurts Project.”
  • Others follow soon

FOLLOW-UP AFTER WELL-BEING WEEKS 

  • Let't talk about money (ENG)

    Date: 15 December
    Time: 10.00-11.30h 
    By: Linda van het Hoff

    Do you want to work on financial fitness? In 1.5 hours you will learn how you can become financially fitter and therefore better prepared for the future  in an interactive way. We do this based on tips, theory and offering practical tools. We ensure that participants can translate all tips to their own personal situation, so that they can get started with their own financial fitness. After the workshop you will have insight into your own financial fitness to be better prepared for the future. You will receive concrete guidelines to get started.

    Topics covered:

    • You will find out what money type you are
    • Tips & tricks to easily get your finances in order
    • know where your financial fitness is
    • Which steps you can take to get more grip on your money
    Sign up for here
    Click here