Spring 2016


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Creating Harmony from Within in the New Year  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, January 19th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, January 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, January 21st, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is for those interested in creating harmony in their lives in the New Year. When harmony is achieved, the mind, body and spirit, experience greater synchronization. Review and practice techniques to reduce stress levels and increase feelings of gratitude, joy and serenity to create harmony and balance throughout the year. 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 Walking  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, January 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., Meeting in the Otto Richter Library breezeway.
Miller Medical School campus:  Thursday, February 4th, 12-1:00 p.m., Meeting in the front entrance to the Lois Pope Life Center.

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.  IMPORTANT: Please bring comfortable walking shoes for this practice will take place outdoors. 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.

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.

Surviving a Breakup  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, February 16th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, February 17th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, February 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Overcoming the breakup of a relationship can be among the more challenging experiences and potentially the most emotionally painful process we encounter in our lives.  Commonly felt emotions include: anger, sadness, denial, and/or anxiety.  All of these are normal reactions to difficult situations.  However, this type of loss is unique and may compound the intensity, or convolute the true source, of such feelings.  Join us to discover practical strategies for helping anyone (yourself or someone you love) who is moving through such a challenging period and review holistic approaches which address four core areas (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) on the road to recovery.  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 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, February 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, February 25th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

This 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 seminar will feature a standing practice which is simple yet powerful in its expression.  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 employee assistance professional.  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.

Parenting the Emotional Child  Flyer
Medical Miller School campus:  Tuesday, March 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, March 9th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This seminar is for those interested in learning to optimize their parenting with a child or adolescent experiencing fear, anxiety, depression, and/or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Our presenter, Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May, Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program in the Department of Psychology at UM will review the development and maintenance of these concerns, as well as discuss how to identify a more significant problem and distinguish it from the more typical experiences of fear, sadness and anger in youth.  Finally, she will identify common parenting “pitfalls” encountered when dealing with a distressed child or adolescent and how to counter these challenges through evidence-based techniques that encourage self-regulation and effective coping. 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
Medical Miller School campus:  Tuesday, March 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, March 30th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 31st, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book 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 practice will focus on cultivating self-compassion.  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.

The Scoop on Dietary Supplements  Flyer
Medical Miller School campus:  Tuesday, April 19th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, April 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H

This seminar will offer information and discussion as to how dietary supplements can be a crucial component of a comprehensive approach to achieving and maintaining health. Our presenter, Dr. John Lewis will discuss the results of some of his studies on dietary supplements.  John E. Lewis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is the principal investigator of multiple nutrition, dietary supplement, exercise training, and medical device studies.  He has co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has been an invited speaker at multiple international and national conferences. 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
Medical Miller School campus:  Tuesday, May 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, May 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, May 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

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 Living  Flyer
Medical Miller School campus:  Tuesday, May 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, May 25th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, May 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 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 employee assistance professional.  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.