Spring 2014

PDF of Spring 2014 Seminars
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Are You Ready To Buy Your First Home?  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, January 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 245
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, January 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, January 30th, 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 both exciting and intimidating.  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.  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.

The Secret to Healthy Relationships  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus: Tuesday, February 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, February 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 245
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, February 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room   Cancelled

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in enhancing their capacity to creatively nurture important relationships.  Maintaining realistic expectations and effective communication are two very critical components.  Discussion will include exploration of the characteristics of a healthy relationship.  Tips for promoting positive environments and fruitful interactions will also be reviewed.  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
RSMAS campus:  Tuesday, February 25th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Map and Chart Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, February 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, February 27th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

This new lunchtime seminar will be offered on a monthly basis 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.

The Future of Health is Here Today  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, March 5th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 245
Miller Medical School campus: Thursday, March 6th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

This lunchtime seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), will focus on a brief summary of how to achieve and maintain health through nutrition, exercise, and dietary supplementation. This seminar will be facilitated by John E. Lewis, Ph.D. Associate Professor, from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  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
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, March 25th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, March 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 27th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room   Cancelled

This lunchtime seminar is offered on a monthly basis 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.

Random Acts of Kindness in the Workplace  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, April 1st, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, April 2nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room   Cancelled
Miller Medical School campus:  Thursday, April 3rd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in understanding the positive impact of kindness.  Research shows that leaders and co-workers who demonstrate kindness and compassion, however small, but aimed at easing pain, inspire others to act in a similar fashion.  These acts strengthen team cohesion and their sense of belonging while fostering loyalty.  Furthermore, other evidence shows that being kind can make a real difference to the well-being and health of individuals who offer it and receive it.  This seminar will review creative ways participants may engage in acts of workplace kindness.  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
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, April 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, April 23rd, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, April 24th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This lunchtime seminar is offered on a monthly basis 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 focus on a loving-kindness practice.  This meditation cultivates love, compassion and empathy.  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
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, May 6th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, May 7th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, May 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training 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.

Mindful Living  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, May 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, May 21st, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, May 22nd, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

This lunchtime seminar is offered on a monthly basis 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 focus on 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.

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.