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UMD Employee Wellness Program
Group Health Coaching Program

Enhance your wellbeing in a supportive group environment.

Did you know that according to the CDC, engaging in a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week can benefit you with improved energy and mood, and reduced risk of cardiac risk factor, job stress, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, arteriosclerosis, apnea, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke? This can be achieved as simply as taking a brisk walk every day!

Are you interested in enhancing your wellbeing in a supportive group environment? Then Group Health Coaching may be for you!

Group Health Coaching is FREE to UMD Faculty and Staff. Earn up to 200 Wellness Points and a $20 Gift Card!!

A SPECIAL session will be conducted starting 10/5 Monday’s 2:30-3:15pm or Wednesday’s 12:00-12:45 pm. These meetings are structured to help those interested in increasing the amount of steps they take on a daily basis. This session is part of a research project conducted through the Psychology Department’s Master’s Program. Participants will have the opportunity to try out a Fitbit Flex to track their exercise over the 10-week program.

Learn

This program utlizes an approach that will help members identify areas of their lifestyle that may be getting in the way of their overall wellbeing and health goals. Members will assess their overall wellbeing through an online toolkit filled with resources and tips to create a customized plan to improve health.

Engage

The 10-week program offers support, accountability, motivation and resources to help you reach your wellness goals in a small group environment. Additionally, weekly meetings aim to build community and a fresh approach to health coaching through shared, yet self-selected behavior change goals related to healthy lifestyles.

Act

The Group Health Coaching Program focuses on customized goal setting based on individual strengths and implementing realistic action plans for self-selected areas of improvement. Knowlegeable facilitators, shared success stories of peers, and activities aimed at improving self-awareness help to provide the support, encouragement, accountablity and resources to help promote postitive lifestyle changes.

Meeting Format

The program involves weekly 45-minute meetings, optional weigh-ins, and group discussion.

  • Brief and nonjudmental group check in of current successes, strategies, and struggles
  • Activities and experiential learning opportunities to enhance overall wellbeing.
  • Open, positive, and respectful group discussion
  • Creating an intention or revision to personal action plan.

Optional weigh-ins will be available 15 minutes before and after each meeting. Alternate weigh-in times can be arranged by emailing mycoach@d.umn.edu

What does it cost?

FREE! This is a free program provided to UMD Faculty and Staff (you do not need to be a UPlan member to participate)!

If you are a UPlan member, you can earn 200 points for attending 8 out of 10 meetings.
For more information or questions, email mycoach@d.umn.edu.

How do I register?

If you are interested please visit z.umn.edu/groupcoaching for more details and to sign up. Space is LIMITED to 15 spots so sign up soon!!

Fall 2015 Group Health Coaching Registration

Registration deadline is Monday 9/28/15

GROUP HEALTH COACHING
Fall Semester 2015
This 10-week Group Health Coaching program will meet once a week beginning the week of Monday, October 5th. It will focus on using self-monitoring, problem solving, and goal setting motivators to promote an overall healthy lifestyle change!

Group Health Coaching
Information Session
*Attendance not required for points eligibility

TBD

Topic

Mondays
2:30-3:15pm

Wednesdays
12:00-12:45 pm

Week 1:

10/5/15
   Garden Room

10/7/15
KSC/RDC 311

Week 2:

10/12/15
Garden Room

10/14/15
Garden Room

Week 3:

10/19/15
Garden Room

10/21/15
Griggs Center

Week 4:

10/26/15
Garden Room

10/28/15
Griggs Center

Week 5:

11/2/15
Garden Room

11/4/15
Garden Room

Week 6:

11/9/15
Garden Room

11/11/15
Garden Room

Week 7:

11/16/15
Garden Room

11/18/15
Garden Room

Week 8:

11/23/15
Griggs Center

11/25/15
Garden Room

Week 9:                   

11/30/15
Garden Room

12/2/15
Garden Room

Week 10:

12/7/15
KSC/RDC 333

12/9/15
Garden Room

Employee Wellness Program Salad Bar Potluck


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