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Take a Stress Break

Take a break from your busy schedule to learn and practice techniques that promote health through relaxation. This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program session is offered for those interested in building their capacity to consciously activate their body’s parasympathetic response, which is at the heart of all stress management techniques. Its use is directly correlated with the promotion of optimal health. This session will be facilitated by an FSAP consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, May 22, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, May 23, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, May 24, 12-1 p.m., Flipse Building, room 536

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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Summer Health for Employees

EmployeeClincsDon'tsThe semester may be ending, but the Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinics are open to full- and part-time faculty and staff from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, throughout the summer on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses.

UM clinicians at both locations provide convenient access to UHealth medical services for common illnesses, such as influenza, sinus infections, minor injuries, and common skin rashes or infections, all at a low cost of $5 per visit. Employees who visit the walk-in clinics also can be seen for annual physicals and immunizations.

Employees with severe or chronic medical symptoms, and those needing prescription refills, should contact their primary care physician.

For additional details regarding locations and a comprehensive list of available services, visit the Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinics website. Anyone with life- threatening symptoms should seek immediate emergency care.

 

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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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Well ’Canes Market Expands to Lennar

green-marketBeginning Friday, April 6, many of the vendors who sell their goods at the Wednesday Well ‘Canes Market on the Foote Green will offer their fresh foods, fruit smoothies, artisan breads, honey and other healthy offerings on Fridays behind The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Market-goers are encouraged to walk, ride a bike, or take the Hurry ‘Canes shuttle to Lennar, as parking restrictions apply.

 

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Dance Therapy for Stress Relief

In this seminar, the basic principles of dance/movement therapy, a clinical modality used to help individuals who suffer from psychological or emotional issues such as addiction, grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, depression, and neurological disorders, will be presented. Dance/movement therapy can be used with people of all ages and stages of life. The goal of dance/movement therapy is to establish a mindful connection to the body, allowing a person to gain insight into themselves through understanding the meaning of movement and felt experience. Rhythmic group activities in dance/movement therapy develop connection, communication, and community with others. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance wellbeing by experiencing dance and movement for stress reduction. This seminar will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky MA, BC-DMT, NCC, a board-certified dance/movement therapist and a faculty member in the University of Miami dance program. She has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction (MBSR) for over 20 years.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, April 11, 12-1 p.m., Schwartz Center for Nursing and Health Studies, room 115

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 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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