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JBLM Sound Living Wellness Symposium

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Join us for this two-day event, where  you'll receive valuable information on healthy lifestyle choices and receive valuable tools to help you thrive.

This event offers sessions led by subject-matter experts on a variety of wellness topics,  as well as a selection of customized enrichment opportunities. During the registration process, you'll build your own schedule -  allowing you to craft an agenda  which meets your specific needs and interests. Attend one session, or attend as many as the day allows - it's entirely up to you!

All DoD ID Card holders are welcome to attend. 

Participants will also receive a Digital Swag Bag full of useful resources.

All Sessions Are Virtual!

Participants will join sessions via Facebook Live or Microsoft Teams. An agenda with links to all sessions will be sent via email with the Digital Swag Bag on January 25th.

Facebook Live
The main stage sessions will be conducted via Facebook Live on the JBLM DPFR page.

Microsoft Teams
All other sessions will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. You can join a Teams meeting anytime, from any device, whether or not you have a Teams account.

Click the session link
to be taken to a page where you can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app. If you already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically.

-If you don’t have a Teams account, you  have the option to enter your name to join the meeting as a guest.

-If you do have a Teams account, select "Sign In" to join with access to the meeting chat and more. You will either join the meeting right away or go to the lobby where people in the meeting can admit you.


Click each topic below to see more about the individual sessions which will be offered. 
Full descriptions are also available to view during registration.

Personal Resilience

You've Got Personality

Everyone has their own unique way of being in this world.  Some people like to carefully plan out their vacation after researching all the options, and others throw a dart at the map.  When we understand what different personality types tend to care about, we can more easily solve problems and avoid conflicts.  In this session, you will take a personality assessment and learn more about yourself and others!

Stress - How to Cope

Description coming soon!

Sleep: What's the Big Deal?

Dr. Snyder will identify and challenge myths related to sleep and teach strategies you can implement to address common sleep problems.

The Science of Spirituality & Wellness

A brief overview of the ground breaking scientific research regarding the protective quality of spirituality.  This presentation is based primarily on the research conducted by Dr. Lisa Miller and her colleagues at Columbia University.  Dr. Miller's book, "The Spiritual Child", describes how spiritual life, and participation in faith communities leads directly to a reduction in risk taking and negative behaviors in children, teens, young adults, and throughout life.

Financial Readiness- Understanding Credit and Credit Reports

Participates will gain knowledge about: Credit and how it is established; The Three Cs of Credit; How to read and what to look for on the credit report; and Impacts of the Credit Score


FOCUS - Building Personal Resiliency

Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) is a resiliency training program for families and couples.  In this workshop, participants will strengthen their ability to navigate through stress by learning effective tools around communication and managing emotions.  

The Five Love Languages

An overview of Dr. Gary Chapman's book presents a simple truth:  relationships grow better when we understand each other.  Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can confidently communicate our love to our spouse and others.  This is true for all forms of relationships-for married or dating couples, for children and teenagers, for friends and coworkers, for long-distance relationships, for those brand new loves and for the romances that are older than the hills.

Oxygen for Your Relationship - A Taste of Oxygen

An OXYGEN Seminar empowers you with proven strategies to enhance communication, build empathy, resolve conflict and rekindle your romance-right now and for years to come.  You'll gain a better understanding how your personalities impact your partnership, and how to better relate to the one you love.  After an OXYGEN Seminar, you'll leave with a renewed sense of hope and tools you need to face the future together.


Leading With Your Strengths

Curriculum is based on research from the field of Positive Psychology. Understand the critical elements to thriving; recognize strengths, and how to leverage them personnally and professionally; understand personal values and passions and how those can be leveraged to improve well-being

SFRG Advisor Panel: How to Make Your SFRG A Combat Multiplier

This panel brings together SFRG volunteers, advisors and mentors at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels.  Guided by a seasoned SFRG advisor, and panelists will share challenges, best practices, and lessons learned to help create a SFRG that serves a  combat multiplier for the unit and unit's families.  Topics will include: "roll out the Red Carpet"-Welcoming all Soldiers and Families; "Taming the Roster Beast"-Ensuring accurate contact information; "Don't Say You Didn't Know"-Communication with Families so they receive timely information; and "We are Family"-Building strong teams.

Nutrition & Physical Fitness

Staying Fit - Home and Away

Identify benefits and barriers to physical activity, what components should be part of an exercise session, identify types of equipment and exercises that can be utilized for home workouts or when you are traveling,  how do I develop an action plan for a home workout incorporating all aspects of fitness.

Cooking with the Corps Dietitian! Nutrition 101 and Grain Bowl Demonstration 

CPT Meno, Registered Dietitian, will teach you how to make small, simple changes to improve the nutritional quality of your meals throughout the day.  Chef Frey will walk you step-by-step through a recipe for a delicious and nutritious Mediterranean inspired grain bowl.

Fueling for Health

What Should I Eat? Why It’s So Easy To Overeat Junk Food and & Ways to Stop. Understanding Dietary Guidelines and Food Labels, How do I set a SMART Goal? 

Ask a Registered Dietitian

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and have open dialogue with several registered dietitians. Topics for discussion include diet trends, dietary supplement information, and nutrition for general health and wellness.

For Parents

COVID-19 Impacts to Child, Youth, and Family Wellness

Panel discussion/Q&A focused on the impact of the COVID pandemic to children and Families.  Specifically focused on the response of children to psychosocial changes (social distancing, virtual school, chronic stress) and how this may impact academic performance, emotional wellness and mental health.  

Panel members from Madigan include Col Eric Flake (Developmental Pediatrician), LTC Jean Burr (Chief of Adolescent Medicine), LTC Bonnie Jordan (Program Director, Developmental Pediatrics Fellowship ) and Capt Matt Scott (Developmental Pediatrics Fellow).  

Resources and tips will be provided.  Command teams are encouraged to participate to gain a greater understanding of how the pandemic is affecting the families of their Soldiers.”


Additional resources, to include fact sheets, videos, and digital items to enhance your symposium experience!

Fitness Resources

Whether you want to follow along with a Yoga class or crush the Workout of the Day, we'll have on-demand content to keep your body moving.  There will also be information on preparing for a safe workout, fueling for health, and how to book a virtual appointment for the BOD POD!

Reference Sheets

A catalog of printable resources right at your fingertips. Reference sheets will include items such as:

• How to Read an LES
• Understanding Nutritional Labels
• Finding and Registering for Volunteer Opportunities

Video Library

Delve into a curated selection of wellness-based video content. Topics range from Meditation and Volunteering to New Parent Support.

Interactive Tools

Links to useful apps, digital badges for social media, and much more!


Interested in helping us get the word out about the JBLM Sound Living Wellness Symposium?  Volunteer for our Social Media Squad!  Send an email to DPFR Marketing for more information