UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this September. Sign up today for programs including CAMMPUS Info Session, Stress Release Series, QPR Suicide Prevention Training, 50/50 Yoga Pilates and more!
CAMMPUS Info Session – September 15, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Want to take control of your heart health? Attend an information session or view this video clip of a typical first assessment! Attend the info session to learn about participating in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site).
CAMMPUS offers UBC faculty and staff a free 30-minute assessment with a registered pharmacist (or student under pharmacist supervision) from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. During the assessment, you will find out your current level of heart health and what steps you can take to keep your cardiovascular system healthy. For more information and to register, click here.
Stress Release Three-part Series
Part 1: The Day-to-Day – September 21, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Stress is a loaded word, and decreasing it can feel like an unsurmountable task. Define “stress” and learn about your body’s natural & healthy response to stressors. Participants will leave with three simple and attainable suggestions for how to clear out unnecessary stressors, and shift the nervous system’s response to the inevitable stressors. For more information and to register, click here.
Part 2: Diet & Stress – September 27, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Learn how your diet and dietary habits affect your reaction to stressors, and how stress affects your food cravings. You will define three simple diet shifts that can assist you in stress management. For more information and to register, click here.
Part 3: Stress Relief Techniques – October 5, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
The way we handle our stress depends on the stressor, the person and the situation,. Learn how to identify healthy and not-so-healthy ways to manage stressors as they arise, and leave with three simple at home lifestyle and workstyle changes that can help you streamline your stressors. For more information and to register, click here.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training – September 22, 2016 @ 10am-12pm (Location: Point Grey)
QPR Training is an internationally recognized suicide prevention program designed to help you question, persuade, and refer. QPR acts as an emergency mental health intervention designed to save lives much like CPR or other methods of emergency medical intervention.
Learn to recognize suicide warning signs, approach someone who may be at risk, persuade the person to seek appropriate health services, and connect the person to resources that will help resolve crises. Suicide is preventable. For more information and to register, click here.
50/50 Yoga Pilates Class – September 28, 2016 @ 11-12pm (Location: Point Grey)
All UBC staff & faculty are welcome to register and attend this free 50/50 Yoga Pilates class!
50/50 Yoga Pilates presents a cutting-edge Pilates workout that is designed to sculpt the body and strengthen the core. A 50/50 Yoga Pilates class consists of 50% standing Pilates work, which integrates Pilates principles into lower-body work, and 50% yoga mat work to strengthen the core with complementary exercises. Discover the unique combination of Pilates and yoga sequences to help sculpt, strengthen and stretch the body. For more information and to register, click here.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial – September 28, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a practical session, giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. By the end of the tutorial you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse, and monitor to promote neutral working postures. For more information and to register, click here.