Lunchtime Wellness Classes

Based on current state guidelines, all in-person programming is cancelled through the month of April. For a list of our virtual Zoom programming, visit the HR Virtual Workshops webpage.

Join us for brown-bag lunch sessions focused on wellness.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn something new or brush up your current knowledge on wellness related topics

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff

Fee

Free

Class Descriptions

Mindfulness:

Discover Your Best Self: An Exploration of Mindfulness in Everyday Life: This introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn effective practices to slow down, quiet the mind, reduce your stress, increase your attention and boost your confidence.

Parenting:

Being Positive For Our Kids: Enhancing Social Emotional Strengths of Children and Adolescents: Interdisciplinary research from the fields of education and psychology make it clear that we should be focusing on the social emotional health of children and adolescents. This session will describe the concept of social emotional learning, the importance of strength-based approaches, and what we (parents and teachers) can do to enhance the social emotional strengths of children and adolescents. Resources will be provided that can be utilized within home or educational settings. 

So Your Kid Wants to Play a College Sport?: This session will include a discussion about NCAA scholarship rules, eligibility regulations and recruiting guidelines, as well as the differences in Division I, II and III. Our presenter is Kelly Cruttenden, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance here at UB.

Home Organization:

Workshop 1: Five Steps to Getting Organized: This seminar features Jamie Shaner's tried and true step-by-step approach for successfully tackling any organizing project. The focus will be on the “stuff” that fills our closets, cupboards, and drawers as well as attics, basements, and garages. No more junk drawers! She will go into more detail about how to handle the daily flow of mail and paperwork in our lives, as well as how to set up a filing system and eliminate paper piles once and for all.

Workshop 2: Downsizing and Minimizing Your Stuff: Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, this seminar discusses important aspects of downsizing, such as when to start, where to start, and how to start the downsizing process. She also touches on minimizing your “stuff” – focusing on how to decide what to keep and what to toss.

Workshop 3: Workspace that Works: Organizing your Physical and Electronic Workspace: This seminar will tailor Jamie's tried and true 5-step approach for organizing to the workspace. The focus will be on re-examining what works and what doesn’t work and will feature different types of organizing products to use in an office setting. Jamie will also discuss how to reduce paper clutter by going “paperless” when possible, and how to organize computer files and emails.

Class Schedule and Registration

Class Dates Time Location Register
Mindfulness
Discover Your Best Self: An Exploration of Mindfulness in Everyday Life 3/26/20 12:00 - 1:00pm 102 Goodyear Hall
South Campus
Cancelled
Discover Your Best Self: An Exploration of Mindfulness in Everyday Life 4/21/20 9:00 - 10:00am 7002 CTRC
Downtown Campus
Cancelled
Parenting
Being Positive For Our Kids: Enhancing Social Emotional Strengths of Children and Adolescents 3/12/20 12:00 - 1:00pm 415 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Completed
So Your Kid Wants to Play a College Sport? 4/7/20 12:00 - 1:00pm Team Room, Murchie Family Football Center (in the Football Stadium) Cancelled
Home Organization
Five Steps to Getting Organized  3/16/20 12:00 - 1:00pm 5019 CTRC
Downtown Campus
Cancelled
Downsizing and Minimizing Your Stuff 3/31/20 12:00 - 1:00pm 102 Goodyear Hall
South Campus
Cancelled
Workspace that Works: Organizing your Physical and Electronic Workspace 4/28/20 12:00 - 1:00pm 280 Park Hall
North Campus
Cancelled

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Contact For Questions

Michele Poitras

Wellness and Work Life Balance

Phone: 716-645-4457

Email: poitras@buffalo.edu