Employee Wellness Newsletter

Happy 4th of July!

Week of June 29, 2020

The IISD EWS Newsletter

This newsletter will provide you with information on emotional, mental, physical, and nutritional health. We will focus on how to help you be proactive about your health and well-being. The EWS Newsletter will also provide support & guidance resources that we hope will assist you in dealing with stressors and challenges.

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Managing and Coping COVID19 Fears

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How to stop the "what-ifs" from spiraling

Relinquishing our desire for certainty and control is easier said than done. If you feel yourself start to spin out into negativity or panic, grounding yourself in the present moment can stop the negative spiral and allow your rational brain to come back online.

The technique is simple yet effective:

Bring your attention to your breath and your body. Focus all of your attention on the here and now: noticing the sights, sounds, and smells around you and what you’re feeling in your body. Continue to breath slowly in and out—gently bringing your mind back to your body and breath every time it drifts—until you feel more calm.

For audio meditations that can help you relieve anxiety and regain inner calm, click here.

Source: HelpGuide

Mental Health Support & Guidance


Cigna Life Assistance Program

Our Cigna Life Assistance Program offers resources for Emotional & Mental Health and Work/Life Balance as well as Legal Assistance including a free 30-minute consultation with a network attorney and Financial Information, which also includes a free 30-minute consultation with a financial expert.

This benefit is offered to all employees and anyone in their household.

For more information call the 24/7 support line at 800-538-3543 or visit CignaLAP.com.

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Happy 4th of July!

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BBQ Ideas

An Amazing Summer Deal

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Camp Gladiator

Starting June 29, any Irving ISD Teacher/Employee can try 4 weeks of unlimited workouts - virtually OR outdoors with a certified trainer - to help you reach your fitness goals and improve your quality of life, for FREE!!

It’s easy for Irving ISD employees to participate.

No strings attached.

Click on the link below to sign up and Camp Gladiator will follow-up with you within 24 hours.

Sign Me Up For 4 Weeks For Free – Unlimited Live Classes

Run or Walk

A year from now you will wish you had started today.

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The Irving Marathon Running Series is offering Irving ISD employees a discount for their upcoming races.

The code IRVINGRUNS15 will provide district employees with 15% off the registration fee for the following races:

Irving Oktoberfest 5K - October 3rd

Irving Turkey Trot (1-mile, 5K, and 8-mile) - November 26th

Irving Frost Half (1-mile, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon) - December 5th

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Virtual Meditation Room

Stanford's Early Life Stress and Resilience Proagram in partnership with Pure Edge, Inc. will be hosting a live daily 30-minute guided meditation conducted by Dr. John Rettger and Anne Contreras.

Monday - Friday from 1 pm - 1:30 pm.

Link to Virtual Room (requires download of zoom application)

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About Us

Our Employee Wellness and Support Services provides opportunities and resources for employees to develop and maintain healthy emotional, mental, and physical well-being through support and guidance, as well as promoting personal and professional productivity through educational engagement.

For more information about Employee Wellness and Support Services visit our website:

Employee Wellness and Support Services or contact Jose Villasenor, EWS Coordinator:

jovillasenor@irvingisd.net | (469) 781-1843 Mobile

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Questions, Suggestions, Comments?


Jose Villasenor



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Thank You Doctors & Nurses

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