Upcoming events at the UNC Wellness Center

Come join us at the UNC Wellness Center for one of the many lectures or screenings we offer.

The UNC Wellness Center is located at Meadowmont. For more information on any of the classes, please call the main desk at (919) 966 - 5500 or Jamy McGee at (919) 843 - 2155. All classes are free unless otherwise noted.

Managing Anger
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
We hurt ourselves with anger as much as we hurt others. It damages our relationships, jeopardizes our health, and sabotages our successes. Although learning to manage anger is a life-long process, there are steps you can take now to lessen the impact of anger on you and others. In this experiential workshop, you will learn how to effectively deal with anger and how to consciously choose your behaviors. William Frey is a certified professional coach, assistant manager of Training & Talent Development for UNC Chapel Hill, instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the UNC School of Medicine, co-owner of Pathfinders Coaching, and author of Stress Tips.

UNC Stroke Support Group
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1 - 2 p.m.
The UNC Health Care Stroke Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. This program is hosted and led by the UNC Department of Neurology and will cover topics in stroke recovery for survivors, family, friends, and caregivers.

Positive Self Talk
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
What you say to yourself and how you say it has a strong impact on your ability to achieve your goals. Learn how and why positive thinking is such a powerful tool for making changes or creating concentration and relaxation. Understand a clear process for creating specific positive thoughts, called affirmations, that have meaning for you and your needs, and learn when and how to use them for maximum effect - to attain focus, persist in practice, work more smoothly with colleagues, or enhance performance in high-pressure situations. Helen Spielman is a performance anxiety coach with an international clientele who presents workshops around the world. Her articles and work have been featured in publications in Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and South Africa, as well as the U.S. Helen brings over thirty years of experience in the fields of education, coaching, public speaking, and musical performance to her classes, which are rich with the dissemination of practical tools based on scientific knowledge, warmth, and humor. She works with clients in her Chapel Hill office or via telephone or Skype. Helen has studied, practiced, and taught positive self-talk for over two decades.

UNC Cardiac Event Survivor’s Support Group
Thursday, Oct. 14 & 28, noon - 1:30 p.m.
This is an informal, drop-in discussion group for individuals who have survived a cardiac diagnosis or event. This group is facilitated by Dr. Sandra Freeman, a psychiatrist in private practice in Chapel Hill and a cardiac event survivor herself. The group meets at the UNC Wellness Center from noon -1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

UNC Wellness Center Health & Wellness Expo 2010
Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. - noon
The UNC Wellness Expo will host activities and vendors to promote information for Health, Wellness, and Fitness for the entire family. Get informed! There will be free health screenings, chair massages, "Ask the Dietitian", mini-cooking demonstrations, "Ask the Pharmacist" and much more. Attend and enter the drawing to win to a free membership!

Cholesterol Screening
Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 -10 a.m.
$28 for members, $33 for non-members
The cholesterol screenings will provide full lipid panel including Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and glucose. This screening will be a full blood draw, and requires a 12-hour fast. Water consumption is okay. Results will be sent directly home to participants. Light refreshments will be served. We will host a physician-led lecture to help explain and discuss cholesterol results. Please contact the front desk for more information or to sign-up for an appointment. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to scheduled appointment. Space is limited. To register visit the front desk or call 966-5500.

Facial Fitness Class
Tuesday, Oct.19, 6:30 p.m.
Come learn easy, fun and effective facial exercises that improve muscle tone and appearance of your face! Turn back the clock, erase the years and give your face a workout. Try seven exercises that work all of the major muscles of the face and neck. Use as a compliment to the popular Facial Wellness Massage, or just to use on their own. This class is led by Nancy Vincent, LMBT.

UNC Brain Injury Support Group
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1 - 2 p.m.
The UNC Health Care Brain Injury Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is hosted and led by the UNC Department of Neurology. The UNC Brain Injury Support Group's mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for survivors of brain injury as well as for their families, friends, and caregivers.

Obesity and Weight Loss from South Beach to the Zone
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Believe it or not obesity will soon surpass tobacco as the number one preventable cause of death. But how do you start? Dr. Chuang will help you decipher the latest meal plans and what will work for you. Alice Chuang obtained her MD degree and completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. She joined the faculty at UNC in September 2003 and is primarily involved in medical student education. Her clinical interests include obesity, gynecologic ultrasound and general obstetrics. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Tom, her three-year old Cole and her 18-month old Gwyneth.

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