Fall 2014

PDF of 2014 Fall Seminars
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Mindful Living – September  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, September 3rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, September 4th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Friday, September 5th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room   Cancelled

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.

Overcoming Worry  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, September 16th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, September 17th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, September 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in learning to diminish or eliminate chronic worry from their lives.  Are you often plagued with “what ifs” and worst case scenarios?  Do you often experience the sensation of doom, dread or panic?  If you do, you may be one of 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety.  Chronic worry can be debilitating, leaving sufferers feeling worn out and hopeless.  Discussion will focus on utilizing practical, effective techniques such as breathing, self-talk, mindfulness and muscle relaxation to seek relief.  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: What You Need To Know  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, September 30th, 12-1:00 p.m., University Center, Room 211
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, October 1st, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Thursday, October 2nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar 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.

Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, October 7th, 12-1:00 p.m., University Center, Room 211
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, October 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, October 9th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Map and Chart Room

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in learning how to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress by using calming, effective relaxation techniques. You will discover how to accurately identify your stress, recognize your stress reactions, and focus your mind on problem-solving. You will learn specific reduction methods you can use both at work and home to help you manage the daily stressors. 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 – October  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, October 21st, 12-1:00 p.m., University Center, Room 211
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, October 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, October 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Map and Chart Room   Cancelled

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.

Social Security Benefits Update  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, October 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage Room 155
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, October 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., University Center, Room 211
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, October 30th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room   Cancelled

This seminar will provide participants with valuable updated information regarding Social Security benefits.  Our presenter, Maria Diaz, Public Affairs Specialist with Miami-Dade Social Security Administration Office, will help participants understand who is eligible to receive benefits, when a person qualifies, and the steps eligible participants need to take to apply for benefits.  A UM Benefits Administration representative will also be in attendance to answer UM benefits related questions.  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.

Embracing Your Feelings: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Monday, November 3rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, November 4th, 12-1:00 p.m., University Center, Room 211
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, November 6th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Map and Chart Room

Do you ever have “one of those days” when you’re feeling “blue” for no reason at all?  Do you ever over react or feel frustration over mundane occurrences?  This seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), provides participants with insight into the nature of human emotions; highlighting how emotions serve to help us while offering useful tips for developing healthy responses for those (emotions) we feel powerless to control.  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 – November  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Monday, November 17th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Tuesday, November 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, November 19th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

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.

Mindful Living – December  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Monday, December 1st, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Tuesday, December 2nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, December 3rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

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.