Summer 2017


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Breaking Bad Habits  Flyer

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.

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

Register through 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.

Relax and Renew for the Summer 

The summer time is ideal for relaxation. Between warm summer weather, and having more leisure time, you can find all sorts of ways to relax and heal. If you’re occasionally stressed throughout the year, practicing relaxation techniques is especially important for your health. The benefits of relaxation are more than simply a refreshed mind and rejuvenated spirit.  There are significant physical health benefits to relaxation!  Take a break from your busy workweek to join us in practicing this important skill. 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.

Miller School campus:  Tuesday, June 6th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, June 7th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, June 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB

Register through 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 

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 the development of a body scan practice.  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.

RSMAS campus:  Tuesday, June 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus:  Wednesday, June 21st, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, June 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB

Register through 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 

This lunchtime 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 Social Security benefits. A UM Benefits Administration representative will 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.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, July 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, July 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus:  Thursday, July 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

Register through 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 

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 12 principles of forgiveness.  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.

Miller School campus:  Tuesday, July 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, July 19th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, July 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB

Register through 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.

Intro to Chair Yoga for Stress Relief 

Yoga has been shown to increase flexibility and balance, improve mood, reduce fatigue and sleep disturbances, and help to lessen joint discomfort. In this 50-minute seminar format, gentle and modified yoga poses are used to allow you to safely stretch, strengthen and relax the body in a supportive environment by combining movement, controlled breathing and meditation. Seminar will conclude with a Mindfulness practice to help us become more present in our daily lives. This seminar will be facilitated by a Angela Alvarado, CPT,CES,RYT-200 a member of the University of Miami Mind-Body Medical Group, she has worked alongside of Dr. David J. Lee, Ph.D, director of Graduate Programs in Public Health and Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Ph.D, reviewing extensive research and discussing benefits on the health-promoting aspects of mindfulness practices such as Yoga, Nutrition, Tai-Chi and Qi-gong. Today, she is dedicated in bringing optimum health and Mindfulness practices to the patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses of UMH and SCCC by offering Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

RSMAS campus:  Monday, July 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, July 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., 1330 Campo Sano, Room 250AB
Miller School campus:  Friday, July 28th, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sylvester Support Services

Register through 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.

Approaching Procrastination with Self-Compassion 

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in overcoming procrastination by cultivating self-compassion. Chronic procrastination often triggers negative self-evaluations, recriminations and ruminations which often lead individuals to increased levels of stress and anxiety, leading one down a negative, downward spiral. This seminar will assist participants by exploring how learning to be gentler and more understanding with oneself can empower one to take action and move forward. 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.

Miller School campus:  Tuesday, August 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., Sylvester Support Services Building (SSSB), Auditorium 110
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, August 9th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, August 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 200BC

Register through 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 

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.

RSMAS campus:  Tuesday, August 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller School campus:  Wednesday, August 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, August 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB

Register through 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 

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 session will focus on the fundamental attitude of non-striving.  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.

Miller School campus:  Tuesday, September 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Sylvester Support Services Building (SSSB), Auditorium 110
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, September 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, September 14th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB

Register through 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.

Art Therapy for Enhanced Well-being 

Art therapy is a mental health modality, in which clients, facilitated by an art therapist, use art media, the creative process and resulting artwork (AATA, 2013) to explore, express, identify, reconcile and manage challenging mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and relational experiences. As such, art therapy, as part of a comprehensive, curative course, provides therapeutic opportunity for self-and-situational acceptance, significance, reorientation and renewed motivation in/towards personal wellness pursuits. Seminar participants are invited to engage in both the educational process and experiential practice of art therapy for enhanced well-being. This seminar will be facilitated by Rachel A. Upton-Rice, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT a registered, board certified and licensed creative arts therapist from the University of Miami Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services Department. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, September 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 201AB
Miller School campus:  Wednesday, September 27th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

Register through 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.