Calendar of Events

All events are held at The VB Strong Center unless otherwise noted.

Feb
17

Guided Meditation

7:00AM - 8:00AM

A guided meditation practice to increase awareness of present moment, improve skills to manage stress, reduce negative emotions, increase creativity and gain a new perspective. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Feb
17

The Healthy You Series: Physical Fitness

8:15AM - 9:15AM

Regular exercise routines extend beyond prevention of certain diseases and health related conditions. It also improves mood, behavior and overall well-being. Learn how to make exercise a part of your daily routine. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Feb
17

Using DBT Strategies to Manage Emotions

10:00AM - 11:00AM

DBT skills include four major sets of skills. Learn how to use select mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness to manage distressful emotions. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
17

Art of Healing Expressive Art Series: Sand Jars

3:00PM - 4:15PM

Being at the beach can help to relieve stress immediately. Create a sand jar and take the beach with you wherever you go, while leaving stress behind and practicing mindfulness. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
17

Creating Healthy Boundaries in the Workplace After Traumatic Events

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Most individuals spend the majority of their day at work. Creating boundaries in the workplace is critical for mental health and work productivity, however can be difficult after traumatic events. Learn how to create and implement boundaries in workplace. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
18

Guided Meditation

7:00AM - 8:00AM

A guided meditation practice to increase awareness of present moment, improve skills to manage stress, reduce negative emotions, increase creativity and gain a new perspective. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Feb
18

Managing Emotions with Mindfulness Based Strategies

8:15AM - 9:15AM

Explore how mindfulness-based strategies can help reduce feelings of stress, sadness and rumination. Participants will create journals to draw, scribble, paste in, or write in. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Feb
18

Trauma Informed Yoga

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Through pranayama (breath work) and asana (movement) learn to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the mind, reduce feelings of anxiety, and reduce stress while increasing flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Facilitator-Amanda Hamp

Feb
18

Healthy You Series: Sleep Hygiene

10:45AM - 11:45AM

Good sleep habits improve well-being, promotes mental clarity, and increases productivity. Participants will create an individualized sleep hygiene plan to increase relaxation and optimize restful and restorative sleep. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
18

Art of Healing Expressive Art Series: Writing for Healing

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Expressive writing promotes healing and helps individuals to stop ruminating about events. Learn how to write to promote healing and total body wellness. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
19

Guided Meditation

7:00AM - 8:00AM

A guided meditation practice to increase awareness of present moment, improve skills to manage stress, reduce negative emotions, increase creativity and gain a new perspective. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Feb
19

Healthy You Series: Diabetes Prevention

8:15AM - 9:15AM

You may not be able to change your genetics or age, but you can focus on changing your diet and activity level. Learn how to optimize factors you can change to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes 2. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only