EWP@UP Workshop: Brain-heart-gut connection

Posted on March 01, 2017


We often underestimate how our bodies react to lifestyle choices we make. Too many times a busy work life becomes our primary focus and the main goal of our efforts. As a result, our body's natural signals are dulled, muted and bottled up.

The purpose of this workshop is to educate staff on the interplay between the mind and body. Our physical health, emotional balance and productivity are all influenced by aspects such as the readiness of the central nervous system, the functioning of and tension in the cardiovascular system and optimal energy and nutrient supply of the gastrointestinal system.

Join us for a four-hour morning workshop at EWP@UP where we will explore essential habits for healthier living in a changing environment, change readiness, and the importance of a wellness culture in the workplace. The workshop aims at providing wellness solutions for both individuals and teams in the workplace. This workshop is intended for employees working at the Hatfield Campus and their registration will have preference.


Activity: Workshop – Brain-heart-gut connection

Presenter: EWP@UP 

Venue: Blue Room, Old Chemistry Building, Hatfield Campus 

Date: Friday, 10 March 2017

Time: 08:00‒12:00

RSVP: by Tuesday, 7 March 2017 at 12:00 (Susan Joubert, [email protected])


Please get prior approval from your line manager to attend the workshop. Without such approval we cannot accept your booking.

Since we can accommodate only fifteen participants, bookings will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.


Register online, as follows:

  • Log on to the UP portal (www.up.ac.za). The UP Staff Intranet news page will appear. Click on the Staff Systems portlet button. 
  • Scroll to the Human Capital Management (HCM) System portlet and click on Human Resources Self-Service link (leave, claims, personal info, etc). 
  • Click on the Employee Work Centre link. 
  • Click on the Performance Development tab. 
  • Click on Development Request. (You have previously entered your development needs and you have selected the programme(s) that you would like to attend.) 
  • Click on In-house (Free of charge) programmes
  • Click on Search by Course name (Brain-heart-gut connection -2001), type in the name of the workshop and click on the Search button, or simply leave the space blank and press Enter
  • A list of all the selected courses will be displayed. Click on View available sessions next to the course you would like to attend and select a session by clicking on the Session number
  • On the Request Training Enrolment – Session Detail screen, read the applicable information and click on the Continue button. 
  • Complete the comments field if necessary and click on Submit.



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