Spring Up - 2022

Spring is in the air and the end of the quarter is in sight! Throughout the month of May join your peers for special events as a part of our 6th Annual Spring Up event! 

May flowers may be blooming, but so are the deadlines, projects, proposals, and endless data to crunch. It is important to make sure wellness holds a spot on that to-do list. Let’s dust off those healthy habits and SPRING into a strong finish this academic year. 

Spring Up is intended for you to reconnect with yourself and each other. This series of programs allows you to focus on your personal and professional growth.

Attend one event or attend them all! There will be gift card prizes given out during each event!

Some events are scheduled to be held in person and some will be on Zoom.

We created a CookBook with recipes submitted from students during last year’s event. We hope you enjoy!

Event Logo. Peter Anteater jumping with a sunshine in the background.

Spring Up Event Schedule

ON ZOOM – We communicate with those we care for, including our partners, on a daily basis in a myriad of ways. Not all of that communication may be healthy, and some may even incite conflict that proves difficult to navigate. Join UCI CARE and UCI Grad Division as we explore and develop skills around healthy communication, relationship bids, and communication in family units.

IN PERSON – Come to the GPSRC anytime between 11:00AM and 4:00 PM for some independent stress-relieving activities. There will be materials for you to color and a prompt if you would like to reflect and write a letter to yourself! Decorate a succulent and take it home -while supplies last!
You can also come by if you are looking for a change of scenery and want a place to study. 

No registration necessary!

IN PERSON – Come to the GPSRC anytime between 12:00 and 6:00 PM for some independent stress-relieving activities. There will be materials for you to color and a prompt if you would like to reflect and write a letter to yourself! Decorate a succulent and take it home -while supplies last! You can also come by if you are looking for a change of scenery and want a place to study.  No registration necessary!

ON ZOOM – Join us for a brief guided meditation.

Register here.

IN PERSON – Come to the GPSRC anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM for some independent stress-relieving activities. There will be materials for you to color and a prompt if you would like to reflect and write a letter to yourself! Decorate a succulent and take it home -while supplies last! You can also come by if you are looking for a change of scenery and want a place to study.  No registration necessary!

ON ZOOM – Join us for a workshop facilitated by UCI CARE where the concepts of burnout, self-care, and community care will be explored to strengthen our understanding of wellness and support in the face of adversity.

HYRBID (On Zoom and In Person) – Winter quarter got you tense? Learn yoga techniques that can help you de-stress and stay well. This session will include poses to help those who spend long hours at a desk and on Zoom. Perfect for all grads and post-docs.

Register here.

ON ZOOM – Do you understand what it means to be financially independent? And do you know how you can get there? Whether you are still in grad school, just out of school or ten or more years into your career, when it comes to money, there’s a lot to learn. Come learn specific tactics you can implement to set up a solid foundation and get and stay on track financially. You will also hear from a former postdoc who moved into an industry position and will share what they did to achieve financial success. Take this time to invest in yourself and start down the path to financial health!

Ciano Villaquiran – CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with CURO Financial

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ON ZOOM – Join us for a brief guided meditation.

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IN PERSON – Open Heart Meditation is a natural practice that can help us feel calmer, more peaceful, and joyful in our daily lives by cleansing negative emotions, relieving anxiety, and reducing stress. This simple and beautiful meditation brings significant benefits by helping us connect better to our spiritual heart. Following our Open Heart Meditation, we will have a Reiki TUMMO session to help stimulate the flow of vital energy within and around our bodies. This recharges and balances the flow of subtle energies, alleviating the effects of stress and activating the body’s ability to heal itself. As the energy clears away the negativity that frequently obstructs our natural flow, our attitude/perception of life can easily shift in a positive direction.

Who should attend?

Anyone who feels like they could benefit from a deep relaxation.  

  •         Relieve stress and promote relaxation and rejuvenation
  •         Enhance feelings of joy, peace, gratitude and well-being
  •         Clear stuck emotions and removes energetic blockages
  •         Improve physical and emotional health and wellness

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ON ZOOM – Bring a wellness approach to your career. Join us as we discuss how to develop resiliency within your professional identity and job search.

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Collaborative Cookbook

Thanks to the pandemic we all spent way more time in the kitchen! Last year during Winter Recharge and Spring Up we collected recipes and created a collaborative cookbook to share with all grads and post-docs. Food is a great way to build community and learn about different cultures through their cuisine. Share with us your favorite recipes!!

Here is our first edition of a Cookbook.

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