Calendar of Events

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

Feb
19

Supporting Your Loved One with Depression and Anxiety

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Understanding how to provide support to someone with anxiety and depression can help your loved one navigate challenges. Learn how to communicate and give meaningful support. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
19

Self-Care: Creating a Self-Care Plan

3:00PM - 4:00PM

It is often difficult to consistently follow a personal self-care plan, however self-care practices increase overall well-being, helps you to maintain professionalism at work, and reduces stress at home. Participants will identify activities and practices that support self-care and create an individualized self-care plan. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
19

Gentle Yoga After Work

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Gently stretching after work helps to remove physical and mental stress from the body. Participate in a practice to reduce mind chatter, soothe tension, relieve aches, and get a better night’s sleep. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
20

Trauma Informed Yoga

7:00AM - 8:00AM

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. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Facilitator-Amanda Hamp

Feb
20

Information Session: Anxiety

8:15AM - 9:15AM

Learn how to recognize the behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and physical symptoms of anxiety. Learn coping strategies and explore various treatment modalities. 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
20

Stress Management 103

10:00AM - 11:00AM

This is part 3 of a 3-part series about stress. Stress interventions, benefits of mindfulness, relaxation techniques, physiological arousal interventions, behavior change interventions, and specific applications (work relationships, and stages of life) will be discussed. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
20

Information Session: PTSD

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Increase understanding of Post-Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), learn to recognize symptoms, learn coping strategies, and explore treatment options. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
20

Support Group: Finding Balance

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Learn strategies to gain control over your life by reducing feelings of loneliness, judgment, and distress. Join VB Strong for an open and honest facilitated conversation about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
21

Trauma Informed Yoga

7:00AM - 8:00AM

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. **This class is for current and retired City Employees and VB Schools Employees Only

Facilitator-Amanda Hamp

Feb
21

Art of Healing Expressive Art Series: Creating Signs of Affirmations

8:15AM - 9:30AM

Positive statements can help you to overcome negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, help you focus on goals and fuel motivation. Participants will create a wooden Affirmation Sign to provide a visual reminder of positivity. 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
21

Art of Healing Expressive Art Series: Putting on the Green- Movement for Healing

10:00AM - 11:30AM

You don’t have to be on the green to obtain the mental health benefits of golf. Join VB Strong for a version of golf that will reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and provide an opportunity for social interaction. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.

Feb
21

Art of Healing Expressive Art Series: Creating Signs of Affirmations

4:30PM - 5:45PM

Positive statements can help you to overcome negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, help you focus on goals and fuel motivation. Participants will create a wooden Affirmation Sign to provide a visual reminder of positivity. To register either call or email the VBSC at 757-507-7200 or vbstrongcenter@sentara.com.