Wellness Wednesdays Webinar Archives and Resources

Wellness Wednesdays was a structured, bi-monthly webinar series focused on enhancing professional and personal wellness through the joy of medicine that was offered for free to all participants and scheduled on a Wednesday during the typical lunch hour.

Participants started each session with a brief overview of the discussion topic and then had the opportunity to share their own insight and ask questions at the end of the 45-minute program. It provided a great way to make connections with peers who were interested in those valuable topics.

In 2019, session topics, speakers, and the audience were expanded thanks to a grant provided by the AAFP Foundation Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) that was made possible through its Dues Check-Off Program. Each of those sessions brought a new topic and speaker to address themes within wellness and professional satisfaction that we hadn’t heard from previously. Members from all American Academy of Family Physicians chapters were invited to participate. In addition, we welcomed members from organizations in the Ohio Physician Wellness Coalition to participate and join the conversation.

Following are archived presentations and resources to help you combat burnout, strengthen resiliency, and discover strategies for lasting wellness. Access more great resources on the Professional Wellness page.

For more information about the webinar series, please contact Director of Foundation & Strategic Programs Kaitlin McGuffie or call 800.742.7327.

Mindfulness: Cultivating A Clearer Mind

February 15, 2017

Meditation for Emotional Well-Being

March 15, 2017

Setting Emotional Boundaries for Healthier Relationships

April 19, 2017

The Power of Vulnerability

June 21, 2017

Combating Isolation through Focused Socialization

July 19, 2017


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Therapeutic Benefits of Counseling

August 16, 2017

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  • Online counselors verified by the Ohio Physicians Health Program:
    • Jennifer Brumfield (330.400.3402)
    • Gary Dittrich, LPC (513.275.1577)
    • Steve Graef, PhD (844.646.3674)
    • Karl Jackson, PhD (513.318.7120)
    • Robyn Kelly, LISW (513.806.2029)
    • Joseph Mangine, PhD (413.372.8263)
    • George Schulz, PhD (614.763.6015)

The Virtues of Grittiness and Resiliency

September 20, 2017

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Creating Emotional Energy through Physical Exercise

October 18, 2017

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You Are What You Eat

November 15, 2017

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Mastering the Art of Gratitude

December 13, 2017

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Creating a Personal Vision for a Healthy, Happy You

February 21, 2018

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How to Approach a Peer Who is in Need of Help

April 18, 2018

Exploring Tools and Resources for Overcoming Burnout

June 20, 2018

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How to Deal with Negative Criticism

August 22, 2018

Reframing Perspective: Harnessing the Power of Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

December 12, 2018

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Precepting: Finding Joy in Teaching the Next Generation

February 20, 2019

Building Meaningful Connections in the Community for You and Your Patients

April 17, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine: Healthy Habits to Improve Your Well-Being

June 19, 2019

Talking with Your Employers About Systems Changes that Address Administrative Burdens

August 21, 2019

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Taking the Bull by the Horns: How to Advocate for Your Own Wellness

October 16, 2019

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