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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. This month’s offering will focus on the cultivation of a nonjudgmental stance. 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 in order 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, March 17, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 18, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus:  Thursday, March 19, 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. 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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Mini Canes Camp Registration Opens March 16 for UM Affiliates

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – Full-time faculty and staff,  students, and alumni may begin enrolling their children in the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp on Monday, March 16.

Celebrating its 20th summer at UM, Mini Canes Camp offers children ages 6-12 educational and recreational experiences in a high-quality, fun, and safe learning environment. The goal of Mini Canes Camp is to teach campers the importance of developing lifelong sports and recreation skills and a healthy lifestyle, all while having fun.

“Mini Canes Camp is not just a sports camp,” says Tom Soria, assistant director of intramural sports and director of camp at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. “While sport instruction is a key component to our camp activities, we make sure to teach our campers the importance of living a life of wellness.”

Depending on the session, Mini Canes Camp sports offerings include basketball, kickball, flag football, and soccer. Daily swim lessons are a part of all sessions. Special events held throughout each two-week session include wellness education, arts and crafts, cooking lessons, and other special events, such as a carnival and visits from local organizations, such as Zoo Miami.

Mini Canes Camp is divided into four two-week sessions. Parents have the option to sign up their children for any combination of sessions, depending on availability.

Camp Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 8 – 19
  • Session 2: June 22 – July 2 (Closed Friday, July 3)
  • Session 3: July 6 – 17
  • Session 4: July 20 -31

The staff at Mini Canes Camp is made up of well-qualified professionals from UM, Miami-Dade County schools, and college students with an interest in recreation and education. Multiple staff members trained in child CPR/AED are on duty at all times.

Registration for all new campers must be done in person at the Herbert Wellness Center, located on the Coral Gables campus at 1241 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. A parent/legal guardian must be present to register a child for camp and must have a C number and a current ’Cane Card or Alumni Card at the time of registration. To expedite registration, visit www.miami.edu/wellness/camp and download and complete the necessary enrollment packet before in-person registration.

Visit www.miami.edu/wellness/camp or email minicanescamp@miami.edu for complete registration information and for more details about Mini Canes Camp.

 

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Learn to Approach 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 increase stress and anxiety, leading individuals down a negative spiral. This seminar will explore 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 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Coral Gables campus:  Tuesday, March 10, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

RSMAS campus:  Thursday, March 12, 12-1 p.m., library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus:  Friday, March 13, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301-C

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

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Heart Health Seminar

This seminar, presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) in partnership with the American Heart Association, provides participants with an understanding of heart disease, reviews risk factors for developing heart disease, and offers recommendations for its prevention. Discover whether heart disease is something you should be concerned about and identify the changes you can begin implementing to prevent its development. Facilitator Adam Lax is a representative from the American Heart Association and a nutritional life-style authority for over 25 years, utilizing his culinary background to provide solutions for heart healthy dining options.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, February 24, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Miller School of Medicine campus: Wednesday, February 25, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register at ULearn. 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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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.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, February 17, 12 to 1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor Training Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, February 18, 12 to 1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

Rosenstiel School (marine) campus: Thursday, February 19, 12 to 1 p.m., Library, Media Room

To register, go to http://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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