Spring 2017


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Mindful Living  Flyer
Miller School campus:  Tuesday, January 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 1270A
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, January 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
Rosenstiel Campus:  Thursday, January 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s presentation and practice will focus on the value of beginners mind.  Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.  FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Staying Sane in an Insane World  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, January 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
Rosenstiel campus:  Wednesday, January 25th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room
Miller School campus:  Thursday, January 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 1270A

Multiple work, family and social demands can take their toll on one’s emotional well-being and often lead to our feeling vulnerable, wondering how we will cope and manage it all.  So much of our time and energy is spent attending to the needs of others that we forget to care for ourselves. This seminar is offered for those interested in exploring positive, proactive strategies to reclaim, cultivate and nourish their sanity. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Mindful Living  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, February 7th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
Rosenstiel campus:  Wednesday, February 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library Media Room
Miller School campus:  Thursday, February 9th, 12 -1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. This month’s seminar will focus on the benefits of acceptance. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life.  This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.  FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

What’s Love Got to Do with It  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, February 21st, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
Rosenstiel campus:  Wednesday, February 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus:  Thursday, February 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

Relationships are a necessary part of healthy living, but there is no such thing as a perfect relationship.  Relationships, from acquaintances to romances, have the potential to enrich our lives and add to our enjoyment of life. Maintaining realistic expectations and effective communication are two very critical components.  Discussion will include exploration of the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Participants will review techniques used to establish respect, build trust, convey empathy and decrease emotional reactivity.  This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.  FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Buying Your First Home  Flyer
Rosenstiel campus:  Tuesday, March 7th 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, March 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
Miller School campus:  Thursday, March 9th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

This lunchtime seminar, hosted by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), is offered for first-time home buyers.  Buying your first home can be an exciting and intimidating process.  Our presenter, Eric Johnson, Housing Assistance Programs Administrator for the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, will provide information regarding the government programs, grants and funds available for low to moderate income first-time home buyers in Miami-Dade County.  Mr. Johnson will offer an overview of how home buyers may qualify and shop for a mortgage, as well as, distribute valuable materials and website information to simplify this process. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Mindful Walking  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, March 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., meet in front of the Otto Richter Library breezeway
Miller Medical School campus:  Thursday, March 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., meet in front of the Lois Pope Center entrance

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) “Mindful Living” seminars are offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. This month’s seminar will focus on walking mindfully. Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky MA, BC-DMT, NCC, a board certified dance-movement therapist and a faculty member in the University of Miami dance program.  She has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction (MBSR) for over 20 years. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. IMPORTANT: Please bring comfortable walking shoes for this practice will take place outdoors.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Life Strategies for Managing Stress  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, April 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201 AB
Rosenstiel campus:  Wednesday, April 19th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus: Thursday, April 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

This seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), provides participants with an understanding of stress and the ways it can be managed so that health is optimized.  Stressors are hard at work in many facets of our lives.  Learn to develop proactive responses that can help to lower stress, shift mindsets and eliminate unhealthy habits. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.  FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Mindful Living  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, May 9th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 200
Rosenstiel campus:  Wednesday, May 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus: Thursday, May 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.  FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Breaking Bad Habits  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, May 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201 AB
Rosenstiel campus:  Wednesday, May 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus: Thursday, May 25th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

This Faculty and Staff Assistance seminar offers participants insight into how one may be able to discontinue an unhealthy habit. Habits are a normal part of life and are often helpful in our daily routines. However, anyone who has attempted to kick an unhealthy habit can attest to how difficult it can be. Attend this seminar to discuss common unhealthy habits and explore effective techniques to cease engaging in them once and for all. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami FSAP Consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

To register, go to www.miami.edu/ulearn.  For help with ULearn registration, call the FSAP @ 305-284-6604.
All University of Miami faculty, staff and retirees are welcomed.
Please feel free to bring your lunch.