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Mindset Matters

A person’s usual attitude, or mental state, is his or her mindset. Our mindsets help us spot opportunities but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles. This seminar will discuss Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on the differences between a “growth mindset,” the belief that you are in control of your own abilities, and can learn and improve, and a “fixed mindset,” a belief that basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Research shows that it’s the way one thinks about her or his own abilities that really counts. Attend this seminar to learn ways of cultivating a growth mindset. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus:Thursday, April 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

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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Pranayama Breathing

The ancient practice of Pranayama consists of long, sustained and controlled flow of inhalation, exhalation and retention of the breath. This disciplined breathing relaxes the body and blood pressure and increases oxygen levels to the brain, lungs and vital organs, helping practitioners to improve their overall health and well-being. By combining Pranayama with meditation techniques at this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar, participants will experience strength of mind and control of senses and become more focused and productive with their tasks at work and personal life. The seminar will be facilitated by Angela Alvarado, a member of the University of Miami Mind-Body Medical Work Group. She is dedicated to bringing optimum health and mindfulness practices to the patients, caregivers, doctors and nurses at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth Tower (formerly University of Miami Hospital) by offering yoga, Pranayama and meditation.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 20, 11-12 p.m., Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, room 115

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 22, 11-12 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Friday, March 23, 11-12 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 1381A

FSAP’s 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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Receive Tuition Remission for Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami’s next three-week Summer Scholars Program, which starts July 7, gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to experience college life and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas. Students who apply by the priority deadline of Thursday, March 1, can receive $25 off the application fee with the special waiver code SSPMAR1. Employees may be eligible to apply tuition remission benefits for their dependents. Visit the Summer Scholars Program for more information.

 

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CANCELLED: Managing Crucial Conversations

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTL FURTHER NOTICE.

This seminar, which incorporates elements from the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, is designed to help participants understand the elements of all crucial conversations and identify the skills necessary for managing them successfully. Attend to enhance your knowledge and capacity for mastery of high-stakes conversations. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 7, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, March 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

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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Receive Tuition Remission for Intensive Spanish Program

¿Hablas español? Are you looking to communicate more effectively in Spanish? The University of Miami Intensive Spanish program is designed for those who want to achieve maximum Spanish-language proficiency in a short period of time. Sessions are held on three consecutive weekends, with full-day interactive classes on both Saturday and Sunday. The next classes start on Saturday, April 7. Eligible UM employees can use the tuition remission benefit for this program. For more information call 305-284-4000 to speak with an advisor or visit continue.miami.edu/Spanish.

 

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