Spring wellness programs focus on mental and emotional well-being

Each quarter of 2017, the UF and UF Health Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter’s focus is on mental and emotional well-being. Join any of the free programs below to support your wellness this spring.

Highlights include:

  • Request a meditative coloring kit for your department’s breakroom, complete the online request form with supervisor’s approval
  • Guided Relaxation Sessions, offered at various locations during the month of May
  • 12 Tweaks to a Healthier You, sign up for email and online support to make small tweaks to your daily routine for better health
  • Wellness Wednesday presentations, first Wednesday of the month, see below for details

Learn more here. Details and reminders will be posted to the Wellness Email List throughout the quarter. Not yet signed up for the Wellness listserv? Email hrs-wellness@ufl.edu.

Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays

Date Title Registration
May 3 Sleep Problems: Emotional and Physical Wellbeing Register Now
Khurshid Khurshid, MD, FAASM, Associate Professor, University of FloridaSleep disturbances can occur on their own, but most experience poor sleep alongside mental or physical health problems. Additionally, poor sleep itself can be a risk factor for future illness and can worsen existing health conditions. Learn about the relationship between sleep and your wellbeing and discover preventative strategies to improve sleep and protect your health.
June 7 Wanting More than Enough: Could It Be Addiction? Register Now
James Smolen, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Medicine, UF Health Florida Recovery CenterAddiction is a disorder of the brain’s rewards system. A pleasurable behavior becomes repetitious, whether it be the buzz effect of alcohol, eating mouthwatering desserts or the continuous gratification from cell phones and social media. The brain is easily programmable for obsession, causing desirable and even irresistible anticipation. Gain a better understanding of how the brain works and learn about the signs of addiction as well as types of treatment.