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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


 

 

The Power of Play: It's Not Just for Kids

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Old Med School Auditorium

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

2400 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville VA

Play is more than fun.  It is the essence of our happiness, health, creativity and innovation; however we are easily pushed and pulled away from it as we live day to day.  This seminar will teach us the purpose, power and value of Play at every stage of our life.  We will learn about our unique Play personalities and how to intentionally foster Play in our daily lives.

 

 Tools to Stop Negative Mind Chatter 

 

If you are like most people, there is a negative stream of thoughts that you feed yourself throughout the day. This impacts our physical and mental health negatively as well as potentially impacting relationships.   If you are interested in being kinder to yourself and allowing more positive energy to flow within, then join this seminar where we will explore the tools of self-compassion and curiosity as ways to quell the negative mind chatter and move towards more peace and harmony with ourselves which will also positively impact those around us.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Old Medical School Auditorium 

 

 

Psychological Readiness for Retirement

 

 

When beginning to think about retirement, most employees consider the financial aspects thoroughly and thoughtfully but, often do not give credit to the emotional social and psychological aspects of retirement.  In this session, we explore how people make the decision to retire, what they do in retirement and some strategies for being a "positive retiree".

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Old Medical School Auditorium

 

 

From Reaction to Readiness:  Dealing with Challenging People 

We work in stressful environments.  How we manage our own stress impacts our personal and professional lives.  At times, we are faced with individuals (coworkers, patients, family members) who are irritable, agitated, and very challenging.  Learn how to successfully respond to a prickly person with ease.  Develop ways to stay calm, understand the stress continuum/injury, listen and clarify another’s perspective, communicate with compassion and validation, and respond wisely and effectively.

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
2400 Old Ivy Road
Charlottesville VA

 

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 to 'stuck in grief' presents and 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 with UVA, the Charlottesville community as well as online will also be shared. 

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

 

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