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Sowing Seeds of Compassion at Work

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar offers participants the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the value of compassion in the workplace, which research shows to be a positive and powerful force. Compassionate workplace cultures have been correlated with job satisfaction, commitment to the company, and accountability for performance. Join us in exploring this important topic and discover how we may become positive agents for sowing this contagious, delicate, and precious commodity. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, August 4, 12 to 1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus: Wednesday, August 5, 12 to 1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, August 6, 12 to 1 p.m., Library Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

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Sign Up for This Summer’s Last Free Meditation Session at the Herbert Wellness Center

In a partnership with Sri Chinmoy Centres International, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering one more free meditation session this summer, on Monday, August 3, to both members and non-members of the facility. The session, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Enrichment Suite on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus, is free and open to the public, but registration is required to reserve a space. Comfortable clothing is recommended, but no special equipment or supplies are needed.

For more information or to register, call 305-284-5433 or visit www.miami.edu/wellness.

 

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Under the Weather? Need a Physical? A Free Health Assessment? Visit Your Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinic Today

The on-campus Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic provides convenient access to UHealth medical services for minor illnesses on a walk-in basis for the low cost of $10 per visit. The clinic also offers:
* Free annual physicals on Tuesdays at the Coral Gables location and Wednesdays at the medical campus location;
* Certain immunizations free of charge;
* Free health assessments provided by the Guardrails Prevention Initiative; (These evaluations take approximately 10 minutes and help you understand your nutritional needs, as well as your body’s metabolic, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal health. To schedule your Guardrails assessment, click here.
The Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic is a Well ’Canes benefit for UM faculty and staff. Visit healthycanesclinic.com for locations and hours of operation.
IMPORTANT: The Healthy ‘Canes Clinic is not a substitute for your primary care physician. If you have severe abdominal pain, high fever, chest pain, severe headache, trouble breathing, or require immediate assistance due to an accident or injury, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

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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. 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.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, June 30, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, July 1, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, July 2, 12-1 p.m., Library, Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with Ulearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

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Registration Opens for Herbert Wellness Center’s Community Classes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 17, 2015) – With summer reaching its midpoint, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center opens a second session of group instructional classes available to members and non-members. And as an added bonus, the first meeting of each class is free.

Class offerings include martial arts such as Tai Chi and Karate, instructional tennis, belly dance classes, and instructional aquatics designed for adults and youth swimmers of all levels.

Registration for these classes opens June 22 and runs through July 4, with the free trial period offered from June 28 to July 2. Youth swim registration opens on June 29 and closes on July 5, with no free trial classes offered.

Registration is available online at miami.edu/wellness or by contacting the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433 or at wellnesscenter@miami.edu. In-person registration is also available in the sales office.

Note: If registering on July 3-5, only online registration is available as the sales office is closed.

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