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Announcements and Upcoming Events


 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.  

To register for FEAP Seminars, please CLICK HERE 


Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain: Stress, Inflammation and Resilience

The brain and gut collaborate to maintain both physical and mental health. Exciting new research is enhancing our understanding of how diet, stress, the immune system, and our gut microbes influence our moods and behavior. This seminar will introduce basic aspects of brain-gut communication, and how miscommunication between the gut immune system and resident microbes interact with stress to cause problems including food allergies and sensitivities, functional and inflammatory bowel diseases, and may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders. Strategies for managing stress and diet will be discussed as ways to restore balance and enhance healing.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
2400 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville VA   


HEALTHY GRIEVING in Response to Loss through Death



Joan Halifax, PhD, describes the dominant orientation of the western culture toward death as “avoidance”, however no one escapes the experience of loss.  Whether you have lost someone directly, or care about someone who is grieving, this seminar will explore strategies found to cultivate a healthy grieving process.   Learn ways to support others in their grief as well as attend to your own grief blending compassion and wisdom.  Learn how ‘stuck in grief’ presents and the signs which suggest reaching out for additional support is indicated. This seminar provides information as well as allows for time to practice guided exercises to reconnect with your most important intention and support overall healing.  Related resources within UVA, the Charlottesville community as well as online will also be shared as well.

 Thursday, November 2, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Old Medical School Auditorium



UVA Safe Space Training
Presented by: Scott Rheinheimer, MS  Assistant Director, LGBTQ Student Services

The University of Virginia’s Safe Space seeks to identify, educate, and support allies. Allies are individuals within the University community who consider themselves to be open and knowledgeable about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) issues and who choose to provide support, as well as advocate with, those who are LGBTQ+. This program is a two hour workshop consisting of terminology, coming out theory, gender identity, how to be an ally, resources, and interactive activities aimed at educating faculty, staff, and students on LGBTQ+ topics and providing a safe atmosphere for the LGBTQ+ community.

 Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PINN Hall Auditorium


From Managers to Consultants: Parenting our Teens 

We see the substantial changes in our teen's physical appearance and behaviors but, we don't always understand what is actually going on within them and how to address it.  This seminar will introduce and explain basic neurological and developmental changes occurring for your adolescent child, and provide some tips on helpful ways to adjust how we discipline, relate and engage with them. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Old Medical School Auditorium



The Healing Wheel: Cumulative Stress Care

This workshop is designed to provide education and promote reflection on your overall life management. Through focus on the dimensions through which we experience life, our mind, body, emotions, and spirit or values/ethics; there is opportunity to expand self-care, awareness, and fulfillment. Our culture is so fast paced and many experience down time as simply time to recover. Fatigue and tiredness can easily become a base line for experiencing life day to day. This program offers insight and practices to establish and maintain a life approach which is beneficial in multiple dimensions.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12 Noon  - 1:00 p.m.
Old Medical School Auditorium




Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress


The Holiday Season can be filled with different emotions and, exacerbation of pre-existing symptoms can reoccur, making the season even more overwhelming to deal with. 

What is really important?  Is it planning ahead, setting priorities and managing a budget or, is it combating loneliness, undergoing loss, acknowledging your feelings and asking for help?  Come to this informative discussion of how to cope with the Holiday Blues and develop a plan for balancing your stress.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Old Medical School Auditorium 



To register for FEAP Seminars, please CLICK HERE