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Mindful Parenting

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) Mindful Living seminars are 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 FSAP Mindful Living seminar will focus on Mindful Parenting and will be facilitated by Professor Scott Rogers, director of the University of Miami’s Mindfulness in Law Program and co-founder of the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.  Rogers has been sharing mindfulness across the U for more than a decade and has taught mindfulness and developed mindfulness trainings for more than 20 years. He is a nationally recognized leader in mindfulness and collaborates on research exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness trainings.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus: Wednesday, July 27, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, July 28, 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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Alzheimer’s Disease: The 10 Warning Signs

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is for those interested in learning the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, which causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills that disrupts daily life. The speaker, Gloria Orlandi-Kass, program services coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapterwill discuss the difference between typical age-related memory loss and the symptoms associated with this debilitating disease. Early detection provides the best opportunity for treatment, support, and planning for the future.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, July 12, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301C

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, July 13, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, July 14, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

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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Improve Your Health and Performance with a Free Guardrails Assessment

Summer is a great time to take advantage of the complimentary health assessments offered by the University’s Guardrails Prevention and Performance program. In about 15 minutes, UM employees can receive a non-invasive assessment of their nutritional, cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal health, as well as a six-week nutrition and exercise plan.

Developed by the School of Education and Human Development’s exercise physiology and graduate nutrition program, in conjunction with Lee Kaplan, chief of the UHealth Sports Medicine Division and head the Sports Medicine Institute, the screenings are available at the Healthy ’Canes Clinics on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses, and the Clinical and Applied Physiology Lab in the Merrick Building, room 315, on the Gables campus.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit Guardrails.

 

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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. This month’s seminar will place emphasis on the attitude of “letting be,” or what some refer to as “letting go.” 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: Tuesday, June 21, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Coral Gables: Wednesday, June 22, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor ERP training room 200BC

Rosenstiel School: Thursday, June 23, 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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Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Summer Edition eNewsletter, Now Available

The summer edition of Mind and Matter offers valuable information on self-regulation skills and ways to create a compassionate workplace. 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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