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This 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. This month’s seminar will feature a standing practice, which is simple yet powerful in its expression. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. An employee assistance professional from the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will facilitate this seminar.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, February 23, 12 to 1 p.m., Whitten University Center, room 2300H

Miller School campus: Wednesday, February 24, 12 to 1 p.m., Clinical Research Building, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, February 25, 12 to 1 p.m., Library, Rare Book 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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Surviving a Breakup

Overcoming the breakup of a relationship can be among the more challenging experiences and potentially the most emotionally painful process we encounter in our lives. Commonly felt emotions include anger, sadness, denial, and/or anxiety. All of these are normal reactions to difficult situations. However, this type of loss is unique and may compound the intensity or convolute the true source of such feelings. Join us to discover practical strategies for helping anyone (yourself or someone you love) who is moving through such a challenging period, and review holistic approaches that address four core areas (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) on the road to recovery.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, February 16, 12 to 1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301C

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, February 17, 12 to 1 p.m., Whitten University Center, room 2300H

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, February 18, 12 to 1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

Health and wellness seminars are offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 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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Be Smoke Free in February 2016

BSF - HorizontalQuitting 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. The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering group classes for people interested in quitting smoking.

Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on Wednesday, February 24, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, February 23, and Thursday, February 25, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. For more information, view the class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and members of the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami, the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida.

For more information or to register, call 305-243-7606 or email Mohammad Asad at MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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Define Your Wellness at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 27, 2016) – It takes more than daily physical activity to maintain good health. It is through a holistic approach to wellness that you can achieve optimal health. For many UM employees, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is their wellness hub at the University of Miami. The center offers an assortment of programs open to members and non-members, such as cooking, meditation and smoking cessation classes—all designed to maintain and improve your well-being.

The Herbert Wellness Center’s instructional cooking classes provide a classroom setting for a variety of themed cooking classes. Each class includes personalized cooking lessons, a meal and plenty of leftovers. The remaining spring 2016 cooking classes include “5 or Fewer Ingredients” on February 10, “Caribbean” on March 17, and “Quick & Easy’ on April 7. Classes, which are ideal for an after-work treat, cost $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Find your inner peace with evening meditation classes brought to you by Sri Chinmoy Centres International and the Department of Wellness and Recreation. All classes are free and open to the public. Remaining meditation classes this semester are on February 18, March 18, and April 18.

Mindfulness and U, a collaboration with UM’s UMindfulness program, brings together cutting-edge brain research and mindfulness practice training. This partnership brings free mindfulness workshops to UM students, faculty and staff. Three workshops will be offered this semester: the first on February 9 is an introduction to mindfulness, the second on March 24 offers an immersion into mindfulness practice using sound, and the third on April 6 teaches mindfulness techniques incorporating movement.

Other Herbert Wellness Center wellness programs include BeSmokeFree, an award-winning smoking cessation program, computerized dietary analyses, and massage therapy. For a complete listing of all programs and services, visit the Herbert Wellness Center’s website.

Registration for all Herbert Wellness Center programs is available online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433.

The Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating 20 years of defining wellness for the University of Miami community and will honor its anniversary with several special programs and events throughout the year. To learn more about the Herbert Wellness Center and all of its programs and services, visit miami.edu/wellness.

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Try Wellness Center’s New Aqua Zumba, Mindful Yoga, and Other Classes for Free This Week

Special to UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 20, 2015)—In the spirit of the new year, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is introducing two new instructional classes open to members and non-members of the facility: Mindful Yoga and Aqua Zumba. In addition, Monday, January 25 begins a free week of all dance, martial arts, tennis, and adult aquatics classes, including the new Zumba and yoga classes, which are available to both members and non-members. Registration is not required for the free class but spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mindful yoga is a formal practice that slowly goes through a sequence of Hatha yoga postures with an emphasis on mindfulness and approaching one’s limits with gentleness. The class, open to all levels, includes a short period of meditation and ends with body scanning.

Take the work out of workout with Aqua Zumba, a blend of the Zumba philosophy and water resistance with a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning fitness party.

“We took two of our most popular classes, yoga and Zumba, and added a little twist to each,” says Michelle Kasparian, assistant director of group exercise and community classes at the Herbert Wellness Center.

Registration for these classes is available to both members and non-members and can be completed online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is now open for Spring Session 1 classes and closes January 31.

The Herbert Wellness Center also offers youth aquatics classes available to members and non-members. Registration for these classes closes on Monday, January 25.

The Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating 20 years of defining wellness for the University of Miami community and will honor its anniversary with several special programs and events throughout the year. To learn more about the Herbert Wellness Center and all of its programs and services, visit miami.edu/wellness.

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