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Restorative Yoga for Relaxation (BEUHS601)

Friday, 9/5, 10/3 or 11/7, 12:10 - 1 pm
251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Jason Emmanuel Britton, MFA, UC Berkeley Physical Education Program

Participants will be introduced to the basics of Restorative Yoga to learn simple poses that promote deep relaxation and can be done anywhere. Enroll online 643-4646

Jason Emanuel Britton has been a lecturer in the Physical Education Program at UC Berkeley, teaching dance and yoga since 1998. He is a certified Relax and Renew® Trainer in Restorative Yoga. This workshop is run through Health*Matters
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Mindfulness at Work (BEUHS033)

Tuesday, 9/23, 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Tang Education Center
Instructor: Neesha Patel, PhD, UCSF

Mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to manage stress and promote well-being. Join us for this experiential presentation on mindfulness and discover how it can help you navigate the ups and downs of work and life.

Dr. Neesha Patel is a licensed psychologist in private practice and Director of the First Generation Support Services at UCSF.  She is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and a certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. As someone who as been in the role of a student, professor, researcher, clinical supervisor, therapist and administrator in university settings, she has an appreciation for the experience of being in an academic environment. Her interests include mindfulness and it’s many benefits, as well as, the role of sociocultural context on psychological wellbeing.

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The Role of Emotion in Committed Relationships (BEUHS034)

Tuesday, 10/28, 12:10-1:30 pm
Tang Education Center
Speaker: Robert W. Levenson, PhD, Professor of Psychology

Professor Levenson will talk about research investigating the ways that the expression, regulation, and recognition of emotion influence the quality and stability of marriage and other committed relationships. The research is based on direct observation of couples interactions under laboratory conditions. New findings from a recently completed 20-year longitudinal study of long-term married couples have helped identify emotional, physiological, and genetic factors that cause relationships to change over time.

Dr. Robert W. Levenson works in the areas of human psychophysiology and affective neuroscience, both of which involve studying the interplay between psychological and physiological processes. Much of his work focuses on the nature of human emotion, in terms of its physiological manifestations, variations in emotion associated with age, gender, culture, and pathology, and the role emotion plays in interpersonal interactions. He is a professor in UC Berkeley’s Psychology Department.
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Resilience and Renewal (BEUHS016)
Thursday, 10/30, 9 am-noon
Tang Education Center
Kathy Mendonca, Principal Learning Specialist, L+OD 
Laurie Yamamoto, LCSW, Senior Counselor, CARE Services

External stressors are real, yet how we choose to view, experience and manage them is an internal process. To maintain a healthy level of stress, we must cultivate an ability to remain flexible and open in order to adapt and adjust to challenges. This workshop will examine common traits of resilient people, and explore ways to strengthen our own resiliency skills. We introduce the concept of managing our energy instead of managing our time as the foundation for healthy practices, high performance, and sustained personal renewal.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Define and discuss resilience
  • Identify the common traits of resilient people
  • Assess their own level of resilience and identify steps to strengthen their skills
  • Explore the four quadrants of personal energy and engagement
  • Discuss examples of practices that support a healthy energy management plan

Please note that the duration for this workshop is 3 hours.
Sponsored by CARE Services and Learning + Organizational Development (L+OD)

Laurie Yamamoto is the Senior Counselor at CARE Services. She has been at Cal for over 25 years and enjoys working with faculty and staff.

Kathy Mendonca
is the Instructional Design and Training Specialist at L+OD. She is a Human Resource Development professional with more than 15 years experience in instructional design, training, human resources and benefits.

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Self-Awareness: A Key to Interpersonal Success (BEUHS035)

Tuesday, 12/9, 12:10-1:30 pm
Tang Education Center
Speaker: Della Fernandes, LMFT, Counselor, CARE Services

The most important investment you can make, is in yourself” quoted Warren Buffet, one of America’s most revered investment gurus. Making an investment in oneself can be a more fruitful task if we take the time to become more self-aware. In this workshop, we will explore aspects of how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. This workshop will focus on strategies to help you figure out how to create more self-awareness and use that knowledge to set goals, mitigate stress, and improve relationships in the year ahead.

Della Fernandes is a CARE Services counselor. She has extensive experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).
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