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Brown Bag Series

The WorkLife Balance Program offers a variety of wellness classes and information to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles for all employees, staff, faculty, retirees, and students.

Sexual Assault Prevention, Education, and Resources

Monday, September 29, 2014
Instructor: Rodger Freeman, Community and Outreach Educator for the UC Davis Violence Prevention Program
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Facilities Support Services Bldg. (FSSB) Room 2020

It is estimated that 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 7 men will be a victim to a sexual assault in their lifetime.  This educational workshop will address the following:

  • Discover the difference between myths and realities about sexual assault
  • Learn the healing process for survivors of a sexual assault
  • Learn how to help someone who has been sexually assaulted
  • Become familiar with resources for survivors of sexual assault and those knows someone who has been assaulted
  •  Lean practical risk reduction safety tips


Managing Your Stress and Enhancing Your Prosperity with Feng Shui

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Instructor: Mary Mieth
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Facilities Support Services Bldg. (FSSB) Room 2020

We live in stressful times. Identify stressors and learn new ways of reducing the stress in your life with Feng Shui as your guide. Also, learn new ways of drawing prosperity and abundance into your life using Feng Shui. This class will focus on various ways of using the prosperity areas of your home. Create your own prosperity treasure map.


Monday, October 13, 2014
Instructor: Brenda Gustin
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Glassrock, Room 7106

This class will explore positive qualities of being aligned (attuned) in solution-consciousness and radiant joy. Through your meditation practice, focus upon a problem, tune into the meditation technique and allow solutions to present themselves. You will feel the radiance and joy expanding concepts and lifting your spirit. You will leave class with technique as well as an uplifting feeling of relief and joy. This workshop can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Your Memoir—Your Legacy of Life Stories

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Instructor: Terri Wolf, RN, MS
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Education Bldg., Room 2207

Our lives are full of stories just waiting to be written.
You’ve talked about it and now is the time to put your life stories on paper. Learn techniques to tease out the details and capture life events in short, easy writing sessions. If the task feels overwhelming or you’ve started and are stuck, attend this workshop and start writing again.

No writing experience necessary—just an interest in collecting your life stories in a supportive group environment.  Paper and pens provided or bring your favorite journal. Participation is free

Three sessions offered—attend one or all three!

Self Defense:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Instructor: Nikki Smith, Nurse with Patient Care Services and experienced martial artist/instructor
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Patient Support Services Bldg., PSSB – G300

Self defense is the act of defending oneself, one's property or the well being of another from physical harm. The focus of this workshop is to prevent attacks and incidents that put us in harms way at work or in our daily lives. 

This workshop will present verbal and physical techniques to prevent and deal with potentially harmful situations.  Participants will learn skills that can be used to decrease the risk of personal harm in a number of situations, and physical techniques that can be applied by anyone to prevent injury if actually attacked. 

The techniques are no nonsense martial arts techniques and principles that can be applied by anyone of any skill level.  Some physical contact will be required in the class, but no previous training or experience is necessary.  The class will be taught in a safe environment.  No special clothing is required, but students may choose to wear comfortable clothing or shoes.

Food Day 2014