FSDP: Healthy U

The Faculty and Staff Development Program offers a series of workshops to enhance our understanding of the expected, and unexpected, practices that can contribute to a healthy mind, body, and community.

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Mindfulness is a practice that has been found to benefit both psychological and physical health. In this class, participants will be introduced to the concept and practice of mindfulness, how it can help participants cope with stress and other difficult emotions, and how it can contribute to one’s wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to experience at least one formal mindfulness practice first hand.

Register for this session

MINDFULNESS PART 2

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

As we understand the basic concepts from the Introduction to Mindfulness session, participants in this class will explore additional techniques such as mindful movement, loving-kindness meditation, and mindful eating, and how we can implement these practices within our lives. All those who have participated in the Introduction to Mindfulness workshop are welcome.

Register for this session

(NEW) MAKING INFORMED FOOD CHOICES: BEYOND NUTRITION

Presenter: Carol Martin-Mack, Onsite Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Most of us know what healthy eating is, even if we don’t always do it. But many fewer of us know where our food comes from, how it’s made, or the impact it has on a global scale. Come to learn more about making informed food choices and why what you eat matters to us all.

Register for this session

(NEW) MOVE AND STRETCH

Presenter: Tony Nguyen, Onsite Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Making time to move and stretch is important. This interactive presentation explains why — and shows you when and how you can add stretching and moving to your day. Learn different stretching techniques, follow along with the coach demonstrations, and get tips for being active.

Register for this session