Wellness Series

Since the pandemic began, mental health and employee well-being have become topics of concern in higher education. NACU is offering a free virtual series to all administrators, faculty, and staff at its campuses with an experienced health and wellness coach, Charles Inniss, DPT, NBC-HWC.

All sessions are virtual on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm ET (1 pm CT, 12 pm MT, 11 am PT). Registration is open only to NACU campuses. If you’d like to register and have not received the links to do so, please contact Michelle Apuzzio.

Let’s Talk about Thriving

September 28, 2022

How can cultivating optimism help us to thrive? Participants will learn the key skills for optimism, including gratitude, self-compassion, self-appreciation, and appreciation of others and how to practice reframing thoughts. Optimism and thriving can be learned and improved with practice, and this session will include breakout activities and visioning to get you started.

Let’s Talk about Stress

October 26, 2022

Learn about the latest research on stress and neuroscience to understand how we might better approach the concept of stress. What can we change that will dramatically affect our stress levels and burnout rates? Breakout activities and exercises will ensure that participants can apply the ideas to everyday life.

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Breathing Exercises in Practice

November 30, 2022

Just as we believe that classroom knowledge is learned best by applying it to the real world, this session will help participants become more skilled in the practice of mindfulness and breathing exercises. Dr. Inniss will demystify the concept of meditation, talk about the mind-body connection, and lay out several exercises that can help with mental, emotional, and physical health.

Optimistic Leadership

January 25, 2023

Prior to this session, it is recommended that you take the free, 15-minute Values in Action Assessment. Knowing one’s strengths is a key to authentic and positive leadership. Dr. Inniss will discuss qualities and skills of optimistic leaders and share how leaders can create the change they seek to allow those around them to thrive as well.

About Charles Inniss

Charles Inniss, DPT, NBC-HWC, is a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach who earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Boston University.  

He’s been a physical therapist, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, teacher & health educator, gym owner, fitness writer, and corporate wellness coach.

Now, he often refers to himself as an Optimism Coach because he believes our ability to cultivate optimism and positivity is the most important skill connected to well-being and thriving. 

He is passionate about helping people to banish burn out, transform stress, and master their inner emotional game so that they can succeed and thrive in life, at work, and at home.

His mission as a coach is to help people to thrive and live their best lives, and he hopes to inspire you during our NACU Wellness Wednesday Series.