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New wellness series takes holistic approach

June 10, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is introducing its new Mind-Body-Work Connection program with a series of four training sessions from June through August.

Registrations for the first session, "Working on Wellness at WMU," are due by 2 p.m. Monday, June 21.

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WMU Mind-Body-Work Connection

The Mind-Body-Work Connection program is free and open to all employees. It recognizes that if even one component of people's lives is out of balance, other components such as performance and work attendance will be affected.

Nichele Moses, WMU Human Resources representative, says the new program will not only improve employees' knowledge of wellness, but also provide tools they can incorporate into their daily lives that, if applied properly, will result in increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.

Pre-registration is required for this summer's four sessions, which are being held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Fetzer Center and include refreshments. Experts in health-related fields will serve as presenters. Some of the topics that will be covered in those include emotional health, nutrition, massage therapy and physical fitness.

Mind-Body-Work Connection sessions

Tuesday, June 22--"Working On Wellness" looks at health and wellness from a holistic perspective. Attendees will learn how to change behaviors, obtain personal happiness, realize contentment, and create a better balance between their work and personal lives. Fetzer Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, July 14--"Stress: The Power to Choose," Fetzer Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, July 29--"Take Control of Your Health: Being a Good Health Care Consumer," Fetzer Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, Aug. 17--"Get Fit the Fun Way: Personal Health and Fitness," Fetzer Center, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information or to register, visit www.wmich.edu/hr/development/series. Questions should be directed to Nichele Moses at nichele.moses@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3650.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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