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Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays

The holidays, ideally a time of peace, joy, love, and connection with friends and family, will soon be here.  If you are like many people, the very thought of all of the preparations you need to make is already making you feel stressed. This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered to provide participants with an understanding of the types of stressors brought on by the holidays and offers suggestions/tips to relieve holiday stress. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Monday, December 12, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus: Tuesday, December 13, 12-1 p.m., Clinical Research Building, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, December 15, 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, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

 

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Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Holiday Edition eNewsletter, Now Available

The holiday edition of Mind and Matter offers insight into the world of our life’s stories. Mind and Matter is the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s quarterly newsletter and features articles on health and well-being, helpful tips on maintaining work-life balance, and other valuable resources, such as free wellness seminars for faculty and staff. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, or seminar announcements via email, please visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website or contact Caliope Bootle at cbootle@miami.edu.

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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.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, December 6, 12-1 p.m., Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, room 1301

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, December 7, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, December 8, 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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Sign Up for Your Guardrails Assessment Today to Get Healthier Tomorrow

The UM Guardrails Prevention Initiative, an obesity-prevention wellness system focused on combatting the burden of chronic disease and improving overall well-being, offers free health assessments every Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Miller School and Coral Gables campuses. Make an appointment today and in less than 30 minutes you’ll get a personalized wellness plan with recommendations for effective and healthy weight loss.
This customized wellness program, which includes a daily dietary and physical activity checklist, body fat percentage, target body weight visceral fat index, inflammatory index, musculoskeletal evaluation, heart age, fitness age, and nutritional evaluation, has been used to assess cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, nutritional, and overall health in approximately 1,000 patients in the UM and South Florida community every year.
Visit Guardrails Prevention to book an appointment for your 15- to 30-minute health assessment today.

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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.

Miller School campus:  Tuesday, November 15, 12-1 p.m., Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, November 16, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, November 17, 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, call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

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