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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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Seasoning the Spring at the Herbert Wellness Center

CookingCORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2018) – Are you a cooking aficionado or simply looking to brush up on your cooking skills? The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center has a new cooking class lineup just for you. Join award-winning chef Robyn Webb, on Saturdays, March 24, and April 7, 14, and 21 as she offers an introduction into the essential cooking techniques of iconic dishes from a variety of cuisines.

March 24: The Bold Flavors of Seafood

From roasting to poaching to grilling and stir-frying, learn the simple art of preparing succulent, healthy fish. By the end of this class, you’ll learn the best techniques to put seafood on your home menu more often.

April 21: Making Vegetables Taste Great

You know you should eat them, but just how do you make vegetables taste great? This class will give you all the nuts and bolts on how to draw out the deep flavors vegetables naturally have. You’ll learn a variety of master techniques to prepare great cold salads and salad dressings, to roasting, steaming, and stir-frying garden fresh veggies.

April 7, 14: Flavors of Morocco and Italy

For all of the world travelers out there, we have a class for you. Join us for a two-part cooking series on April 7 and April 14 while we learn to cook some of the most flavorful cuisines on earth, Italian and Moroccan. Enjoy the experience of cooking food from around the world and take these experiences back to your home to share.

“Our cooking series is a great way to sample creations, explore new recipes and learn to prepare healthy menu items,” says Christina WooChing, assistant director of wellness. “Gather a group of friends and share in this culinary experience.”

Whether you are looking to hone your cooking skills or start from scratch, you’ll be moving and grooving in the kitchen in no time. Make cooking fun again with easy meals that are delectably good for you. For more information or to register for the series, visit wellness.miami.edu or contact the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433.

 

 

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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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