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BeSmokeFree Group Classes Begin in January

The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree Program is offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking beginning January 2015. Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on January 7 on the Coral Gables campus, and January 6 and 8 on the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule.

Quitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco free. This free Well ‘Canes benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge and is sponsored by UM’s AHEC Tobacco Program and the Florida Department of Health. Visit miami.edu/besmokefree for a complete schedule and more information. Call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu to register for the BeSmokeFree Program.

 

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Time to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle? Join the Psychological Services Center’s Healthy Lifestyle Group

Do you want to eat healthy, be more physically active, manage stress better, or lose a few pounds? Learn how by joining the 12-week Healthy Lifestyle Group at the University of Miami Psychological Services Center. Group sessions will take place on Monday evenings starting early February 2015 on the second floor of the Flipse Building, 5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables. The cost $20 per person for each session. Free screenings to join the group can be scheduled now by calling 305-284-4265.

 

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Monthly Mindful Living Seminar Slated for December 1 to 3

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: Monday, December 1, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

RSMAS campus: Tuesday, December 2, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, December 3, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Register through ULearn. For help with registration or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

 

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Week of Well-Being Wants You in 2015

Lectures, fitness classes, financial workshops, and other activities focused on advancing the well-being of UM’s faculty and staff are coming back next year during the third annual Week of Well-Being, next April 6-10, 2015. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will have a chance to share their knowledge and expertise by becoming presenters during the one-week event, held on the Coral Gables, Marine, and Miller School of Medicine campuses, as well as our many satellite locations.

Become part of UM’s third annual Week of Well-Being by completing the Presenter Proposal Form. Submissions must be received by January 16, and selected participants will be notified by January 23. If you have any questions, please contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004 or visit miami.edu/benefits.

 

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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 an FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Monday, November 17, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

Rosenstiel School campus: Tuesday, November 18, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, November 19, 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. Visit http://ulearn.miami.edu to register. 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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