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Brown Bag Series

The WorkLife Wellness 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.

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.

Meditation: Enthusiasm, Power and Creativity

Monday, November 10, 2014
Instructor: Brenda Gustin
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Glassrock, Room 7106

This class will focus on the breath that brings awareness to the inner currents that rise and fall, expanding and releasing. An inner connection to this rhythm in and of itself allows calmness and wholeness to expand from within where inspiration resides. Inspiration is the inner power fueling enthusiasm to burst into activity converting dreams into reality. Collaboration with others is then powered by the enthusiasm of inspiration which is expansive and requires no force to keep it active. Inspired actions are actively calm and calmly active.

Your Memoir—Your Legacy of Life Stories

Tuesday, November 18, 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!

Tea! Charming Tea!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Instructor: Danna Cao, Tea instructor of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Ticon III, Training & Development Room 2400

For four thousand years, tea has been used as alternative medicine to maintain a healthier body in China. And now, it has become the most popular beverage in the world, after water. What’s the charm of tea? And what can you do with your Chinese tea at home?  Come, taste, and find the answer.

Food Day 2014