Upcoming Events at UNC Wellness Center

Upcoming events include: The Weigh to Wellness; Mental Visualization for Peak Performance; UNC Health Care Brain Injury Support Group; UNC Health Care Stroke Support Group; UNC Cardiac Survivor's Support Group; Your Optimal Workout and Recovery Tips; and Managing Time, Managing You.

All events will be held at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to call the Wellness Center for more information at 966-5500.


The Weigh to Wellness
Come to orientation on Jan. 7 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn about this 12-week weight management program to help you achieve fitness and weight goals. Each class includes an exercise session as well as a lecture session. Classes meet every Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 14. For more information or to sign up for this program, please contact Liz Watt at 843-2186 or ewatt@unch.unc.edu.


Mental Visualization for Peak Performance
Tuesday, Jan. 19 & Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
In this class you will experience visualizations and learn how to specifically target them to YOUR success. This 2-part program on the mental visualization will be led by Helen Spielman. Mental visualization is used by elite athletes, top CEOs in the business world, and performing artists to achieve their goals in high pressure performance situations.

Mental visualization is a natural process like daydreaming, but is directed deliberately and consciously to enhance performance. Also sometimes called creative imagery, guided relaxation, or mental rehearsal, it is a learned skill and can be fun! Anyone can learn this skill to enhance relaxation, concentration, and control.


UNC Health Care Brain Injury Support Group
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. This group meets from 1 - 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Upcoming meetings are on the following dates:

  • Jan. 20
  • Feb. 17
  • March 17
  • April 21

UNC Health Care Stroke Support Group
The UNC Health Care Stroke Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. This program is hosted by the UNC Department of Neurology and will cover topics in stroke recovery for survivors, family, friends, and caregivers. This group meets from 1 - 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.  Upcoming meetings are on the following dates:

  • Jan. 13
  • Feb. 10
  • March 10
  • April 14 

UNC Cardiac Survivor's Support Group
This is an informal, drop in discussion group for individuals who have survived a cardiac diagnosis or event. The group is facilitated by Dr. Sandra Freeman, a psychiatrist in private practice in Chapel Hill and a cardiac survivor herself. The group meets at the UNC Wellness Center from noon - 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Support Group sessions are free. Upcoming meetings are on the following dates:

  • Jan. 14 & 28
  • Feb. 11 & 25
  • March 11 & 25
  • April 8 & 22
  • May 13 & 27
  • June 10 & 24

Your Optimal Workout and Recovery Tips
Wedesday, Jan. 13, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
If you are a weekend warrior, a competitive athlete, or someone striving for a simple, balanced exercise program, this class is for you! Come and learn about:

  • Individualized Programs of Exercise
  • Recovery, Injury Prevention, and Care
  • The Importance of a Positive Attitude

This program will be presented by Angelina Stevens, D.C., and Joshua Stevens, D.C., of Stevens Chiropratic and Wellness. They will present the basics of maintaining energetic, safe, and healthy exercise programs that can get the results you seek. This event is free.


Managing Time, Managing You
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Start off the New Year right by learning some tried and true techniques to gain better control of your day and to improve your time management skills. Do you often feel like the clock is managing you, rather than you managing the clock? We are all over-scheduled and living lives that demand multi-tasking. Professional Organizer, Elisabeth Galperin, owner of Turn Leaf Organizing, is back with fresh ideas and novel strategies to help you along your journey to mastering time management. This event is free.
www.turnleaforganizing.com

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