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September 16th 2013: Laughter yoga
Laughter Yoga is a blend of yoga-based deep breathing, gentle stretching, simulated laughter exercises and playful games and activities. Join Dr Farah Shroff, PhD, UBC faculty member in the Department of Family Practice and the School of Population and Public Health and let her guide you through how Laughter Yoga can be adopted into your lifestyle. Click here to register.
Research shows that increases in mindfulness are associated with increased creativity and decreased in the workplace. Some of the health benefits include lower blood pressure, a reduction of insomnia and improved memory. Mindfulness Meditation not only reduces the harmful effects of stress but can increase your energy, productivity and enjoyment of everyday life. Join UBC’s Health and Wellness Specialist Geoffrey Soloway for this intriguing workshop and explore how you can adopt mindfulness in the workplace. Click here to register.
Research shows that being authentic and having a healthy self-esteem are keys to a happy, healthy, more meaningful existence. “Just be yourself” sounds easy, but can be surprisingly hard to do. Tips on how to develop positive self-esteem and keys to living authentically will help you learn how to become more present and consciously aware of the choices you make in your life. Join keynote speaker and trainer Jay Timms in this workshop aimed at helping you ‘be yourself’. Click here to register.
Would you like to learn how to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health in your department? The Ergonomics program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. Office Ergo Rep Participants will learn: Basic Ergonomic Risk Factors, Proper Computer Workstation Set-Up, How to conduct ergonomic assessment for minor issues as well as a quick screen for new hires. Participants will also be provided with training material which can be relayed to colleagues. Click here to register.
Take a time out for your mental and physical health. Join your campus colleagues for a lunch hour walk on Mondays or Fridays. Monday’s group leaves at 12.30pm while Fridays leaves at 12:10pm outside the General Services Administration Building (GSAB). All abilities welcome. For more information call 604-827-3047, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.