Fall 2015


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Mindful Living – September  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, September 15th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, Room 200D
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, September 16th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301C
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, September 17th, 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.  Each month’s Mindful Living seminar is unique and places emphasis on a different theme and/or practice.  This month’s practice will focus on cultivating gratitude.  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.

Talking to your Kids about Money  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, October 6th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, October 7th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, October 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This FSAP lunchtime seminar is for those interested in teaching the value of money and smart money management techniques to their kids.  Our speaker, Ms. Charmaine Williams, Financial Education Outreach Specialist with Consolidated Credit Counseling Services Inc., will discuss how parents may be able to talk openly about money, even when the family may be going through difficult financial times.  By speaking with your kids honestly about money you are giving them an education on one of the most important aspects - money management.  She will also address how to educate them about the significance of saving their money versus spending it recklessly.  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.

Mindfulness and Music  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, October 27th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
Miller Medical School campus:  Thursday, October 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692

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 includes a participatory workshop in which members will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and the use of music as an excellent source of focus.  Participants will experience mindfulness through simple instrument playing and music listening.  This seminar will be facilitated by Teresa Lesiuk, Ph.D., MT-BC, Director and Associate Professor of Music Therapy at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Her current research examines the effect of mindfulness-based music therapy on attention and symptom distress for women with breast cancer.  Dr. Lesiuk will be accompanied by Music Therapy graduate student John Britton from the Frost School of Music.  His clinical thesis focuses on the development of a mindfulness-based music therapy intervention for patients undergoing cancer treatment.  Mr. Britton obtained his undergraduate degree in Jazz studies from Eastman School of Music in NY.  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.

Acupuncture for Stress Relief  Flyer
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, November 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
Coral Gables campus:  Thursday, November 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H

Help yourself and your friends!  Attend this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program sponsored seminar to discover ways to locate specific acupressure and acupuncture points to relieve neck and shoulder tension, headaches, back aches, and general fatigue. This seminar will be led by Janet Konefal, PhD, Associate Dean for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.  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:  Tuesday, November 17th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
Medical Miller School campus:  Wednesday, November 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, November 19th, 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.  Each month’s Mindful Living seminar is unique and places emphasis on a different theme and/or 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.

Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Stress  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, December 8th, 12-1:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Room 2300H
Medical Miller School campus:  Wednesday, December 9th, 12-1:00 p.m., Clinical Research Building, Room 692
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, December 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media 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 stress reduction methods you can use both at work and home to help you manage 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.