Free Webinar - Hobbies for Mental and Physical Health

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Hobbies of all sorts can help us to be mentally and physically healthier people for ourselves and our loved ones. By choosing to spend time on engaging activities that we truly enjoy, we are more likely to be the best version of ourselves. Too often we end up either just passing the time or prioritizing everyone else’s needs above our own.

Target Audience - This workshop is for anyone who would like to de-stress, improve their ability to focus, and feel better about themselves.

Expected Duration - 45-60 minutes

Workshop ObjectivesAt the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Understand the benefits of hobbies for:

  • Reducing stress
  • Enjoying “flow” experiences
  • Feeling more in control

Consider new hobbies or reconsider old ones:

  • Types of hobbies
  • Compare hobbies with pleasant but less-beneficial pastimes

Get the most out of your hobbies:

  • Increase the opportunity for neuroplasticity through mental challenges
  • Improve your physical health with a hobby that involves exercise
  • Interact with others that share your interest to build relationships

Sponsored by Guidance Resources.  Your GuidanceResources® benefits will give you and your dependents confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are provided at no charge to benefits eligible employees and their dependents.

GuidanceResources® is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are three ways to access your GuidanceResources® benefits:

  1. Call 855.850.2397. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require.
  2. Visit GuidanceResources Online at, click the link for I am a first time user, 
    enter OKSTATEEAP as your Web ID, then create your user ID and password
  3. Download the GuidanceResources® Now app for your mobile device.

If you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact Employee Benefits at (405) 744-5449,  

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 13:00