Fall 2014


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Cultivating Optimism in the New Year 
Coral Gables campus:  Monday, January 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, January 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301-C
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, January 14th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

It’s a time for new beginnings!  Join us to explore ways to cultivate optimism and cast off negativity to become healthier and happier.  An attitude of optimism can help us view things from a positive perspective to motivate us when dealing with unexpected change, challenges, and stressors.  There’s a great deal of evidence that optimists routinely maintain high levels of well-being and mental health during times of stress.  Attend this seminar to discover the benefits of optimism and the ways that it can be integrated into your daily lives.  This seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and will be facilitated by one of their FSAP consultants.  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, Marshmallows and Me: Cultivating Patience, Compassion and Wisdom  Flyer
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, January 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, January 22th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Friday, January 23th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

This month’s FSAP Mindful Living seminar will focus on the cultivation of compassion, patience and ease in the midst of people and circumstances that can test our will.  This seminar will be facilitated by Professor Scott Rogers, director of the University of Miami’s Mindfulness in Law Program and co-founder of the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.  Scott has been sharing mindfulness across the U for more than a decade and for more than 20 years has been teaching mindfulness and developing mindfulness trainings.  He is a nationally recognized leader in mindfulness and collaborates on research exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness trainings.  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.

Workplace Fitness – Fact or Fiction? 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, January 27th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, January 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, January 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), will engage participants in an honest discussion about the age old question – How do I fit in fitness? Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of our health and yet too many struggle to find time to engage in meaningful activity.  This lecture will provide participants with practical tips and tricks to incorporate fitness throughout the work day and in daily life. Our presenter, Dr. Stacy Cutrono received her doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami and received her certification as a Cancer Exercise Specialist from the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. She gained experience in implementing workplace health programs while interning at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and worked with an Integrative Health Practice at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. Her current position as an Oncology Exercise Physiologist at Sylvester allows her to focus on her clinical aim of improving physical fitness, function and wellness among cancer survivors. 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.

Revitalizing Relationships 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, February 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, February 11th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, February 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in building and nurturing resilient relationships.  Healthy relationships bring happiness and health to our lives. Studies show that people involved and invested in healthy relationships really do experience more joy and less stress.  Participants will review techniques used to establish respect, build trust, convey empathy and decrease emotional reactivity.  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 - February 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, February 17th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, February 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, February 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.  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.

Approaching Procrastination with Self-Compassion 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, March 10th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 12th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Friday, March 13th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Tower, Room 301-C

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.

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 - March 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, March 17th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, March 18th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 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.  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.

Preventing Workplace Violence 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, April 21th, 12-1:00 p.m., University Center, Room 211
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, April 22th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, April 23th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Media Room

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) in partnership with UM Emergency Management is offering this lunchtime seminar for those interested in understanding the source of workplace violence, and exploring guidelines for its prevention.  A healthy workplace environment should always be free from the threat of violence.  While there is no sure way of knowing when someone will resort to a violent act, there are frequently signs which indicate an individual is on the road to violence.  Workforce members have an intrinsic responsibility to protect themselves and their fellow co-workers to contribute to a healthy work environment, free from harm or threat of violence.  This seminar will help those wishing to sharpen their capacity to detect troubled workers and discuss options for accessing help.  This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP Employee Assistance Professional and a UM Emergency Management office official.  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 - April 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, April 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, April 29th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, April 30th, 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.  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 - May 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, May 19th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Wednesday, May 20th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155
RSMAS campus:  Thursday, May 21th, 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.  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 
Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, May 26th, 12-1:00 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor, Training Room
RSMAS campus:  Wednesday, May 27th, 12-1:00 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room
Miller Medical School campus:  Thursday, May 28th, 12-1:00 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

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.