Get resources to "Thrive" this spring

get resources to thriveEach quarter of 2016, the UF-UF Health Shands Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter, titled Thrive, focuses on emotional wellness including managing stress and depression, sleep hygiene, positive psychology, happiness and more!

Highlights include:

  • 30-Day Strive to Thrive Challenge, open April-June
  • Mindful Body Scan Meditations, four sessions at various locations during the month of April
  • Wellness Wednesday presentations on stress, depression and sleep, first Wednesday of the month, see below for details
  • A Seven Day Sleep Challenge, June

Learn more here. Details and reminders will be posted to the Wellness Email List throughout the quarter. Not yet signed up for the Wellness Email List? Email

Wellness Wednesdays

toskaIn April’s Wellness Wednesday, UF Counseling and Wellness Center’s assistant director, Dr. Gizem Toska, gave a presentation titled Coming to Your Senses: Stress Relief in the Moment.  To view a recording of her presentation, please click on the image at right.  To view some her slides with resources and more information, please click here.

Don’t miss these upcoming sessions.  Join the Wellness listserv to receive Mediasite links to stream online, or register to attend in-person by clicking on the links below.

w2Inside Out: Understanding Depression Register Now!
Wednesday, May 4
Rosa West, PhD, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Outreach Coordinator
UF Counseling & Wellness Center
Depression is common worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people affected. Join us to develop an understanding of the concepts and dynamics of depression through discussion and interactive activities, including learning how to identify and recognize sources and manifestations of depression in daily life and coping and self-management strategies to care for yourself and support others.

w3Healthy Sleep: Guidelines for Improved Sleep Quality Register Now!
Wednesday, June 1
Jessica Payne-Murphy, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
Good sleep can be difficult to attain, and with ever-evolving sleep products on the market, it can be challenging to know what devices or clinical strategies can truly improve our slumber. Join us to learn more about the current evidence-based findings for enhancing sleep quality.