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 FEAP conducts seminars in association with Hoo's Well.  Hoo’s Well is the University of Virginia’s comprehensive wellness program. It is designed to help you get healthy and stay healthy by improving your general fitness and reducing your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other debilitating illnesses. Take part in taking care of yourself. Participate in the classes offered through this program to help you lose weight, improve your diet and nutrition, manage stress, and enhance your general health. The sessions affiliated with Hoos Well are notated in the schedule below:


FEAP also offers seminars on a variety of Work/Life topics throughout the year for general team groups and by request of departments.  To request a seminar for a work group, or for more information about upcoming seminars, please contact FEAP at 243-2643.


 The following seminars are free but registration is required.  

Email dds4e@virginia.edu

please include your employer, department, email address and phone contact

Call 434.243.2643


The Science of Willpower
Presented by Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

Will power is considered a more accurate predictor of how well you will do in school or at work than level of intelligence.  When asked about willpower most people think about whether or not they have any.  What if willpower isn’t about something you either have or don’t have?  What if willpower is actually linked to a biological response you can enhance? Join this seminar to learn effective strategies to enhance your own willpower as well as discover how “I WANT POWER” and “I WON’T POWER” can help you reach your goals?  This seminar is based on Kelly McGonigal’s groundbreaking book, “The Willpower Instinct”.


Relationships are Hard: Active Listening Can Help!
Presented by: Ken Horne, LCSW

              Thursday, January 31 2019 – Pinn Hall, 2ABC


Relationships are complex and most people agree that communication can be difficult at times, especially when emotions are involved. Despite the challenges, we know that we are hardwired as social creatures who long for connectivity. This seminar will focus on an important aspect of communication that is often overlooked: listening. We will discuss both Active and Reflective Listening skills and techniques that can be helpful in breaking frustrating communication patterns and learning to stay connected even while disagreeing. 


Grow the Good: Harnessing the Power of Kindness
Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP


Wed. Feb. 6, 2019,   12-1p

Darden Foundation, classroom 170

Want more energy, happiness, and to live a longer life while also positively impacting those around you?  The research on the power of giving and moral elevation shows us that we benefit from kindness with more positive emotions and a potential motivation to perform acts of kindness.  Let’s explore how focusing on one simple practice positively impacts ourselves and how we can harness its power to ripple effect more kindness into the world around us! 


You can also get ready to put your kindness into action for

Random Acts of Kindness Week February 18th to February 22nd.


The Practice of Compassion

Presented by: Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP

  Thur. February 21, 2019  12-1p  ERC, B

Recent research provides good evidence to suggest practicing compassion, (including self- compassion) has an overall positive impact on health and wellbeing, and can serve to diminish negative consequences of stressful situations.   Join us for this seminar to learn how empathy and compassion differ; how to self-monitor for and address compassion fatigue; as well as ways to cultivate the practice of compassion in your own experiences.  This hour will feature information sharing as well as several brief opportunities to practice exercises shown to cultivate compassion.


Please register to attend these events:

Email:  dds4e@virginia.edu
Include: Employer, Department, email address and phone number

Call:  434.243.2643