July 24, 2017

Wellness Wednesdays

Bring your lunch to the UF HR Building (903 West University Ave.) the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. for presentations on a range of wellness topics provided by UF and UF Health experts.

 Register Now! To register for any of the following presentations, go to the Wellness Wednesday course homepage in myTraining. Click the blue registration button to select the session(s) you wish to attend and then click submit at the bottom of the page. Please note: If you have previously registered for a Wellness Wednesday, the registration button will read “Register Again.”

Can’t get away from the office? Email hrs-wellness@ufl.edu to sign up for the wellness listserv and receive the livestream links each month so that you can join us from your computer. Registration is not required for online viewing.

    • April 4, 2018– Please note, this Wellness Wednesday event has been canceled
      Apps and Wearables for Physical Activity 

      François Modave, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy

      With over 165,000 apps and nearly 400 devices designed for health and fitness, it’s difficult to choose the right ones to compliment your exercise routine. Learn what is currently available and discuss the functionalities, quality and accuracy of these tools to help you find ones that work for you.
    • May 2, 2018
    • Develop Deeper Connections through Active Listening
    • Angela Koivula, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, UF Employee Assistance Program
    • Active listening is the best gift couples can give each other. Whether it is a romantic partner, friend, colleague, parent, sibling or child, attending to the emotional needs of another through presence, empathy, and reflective listening can increase your connection and contribute to a positive, mutual relationship moving forward. Learn and practice skills for active listening, discuss obstacles and discover ways to overcome your own emotional barriers that may limit your ability to listen effectively.
    • June 6, 2018
    • Emotional Fitness: A Mindfulness Approach to Reclaiming and Maintaining Wellness
    • Jim Probert, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor/Licensed Psychologist, UF Counseling and Wellness Center
    • Learn basic mindfulness tools, both for regular wellness practice and for reclaiming emotional well-being. Explore the practice of unconditional self-acceptance and a number of other practices to cultivate living intentionally, even during brief or extended periods of emotional distress. You will also have an opportunity to experience a basic form of meditation for moving toward living in better balance with the alarm (fight/flight/freezing) response and reflect on the “two-story” approach to trauma recovery.
    • August 1, 2018
      Boost: Transform Your Energy
      Morgan Papworth, M.S., CHES, NASM-CPT, Wellness Coordinator, GatorCare Gainesville
      Most of us spend more time recharging our phones than recharging ourselves. We are working harder and longer but refueling our brains, bodies and spirits with less and less. This presentation will outline an energy management solution, based on intentional work breaks, to transform the way you work and boost your energy levels all day long.