Health at SMU

Wellpower Wellness Seminars

Wellpower will offer convenient lunchtime seminars or webinars to support our participants in reaching their wellness goals during each reward period.

In addition to the seminars offered live or via webinar, participants can view several approved online seminars anytime during the reward period.

Claim Your Points

Go to and login to your dashboard. Go to the myProgress tab and find the seminar bonus question near the bottom of the page. Click the button next to it to log your points. Refresh your browser page to see that the points have been added.

Participants can earn 3 bonus points each month for attending any of our live seminars, webinars, or watching one of the approved online videos.

Approved Online Seminars

You may watch any of the following seminars and then claim your bonus points on the Wellpower website. 

How To Boost Your Metabolism At Any Age
Dedman Center nutritionist, Karen Hosenfeld, offered this webinar in the spring of 2013. She discussed foods and lifestyle habits that can
help boost your metabolismso that you burn fuel more efficiently. Download the handout and watch the webinar at your convenience.

Exercise: How To Make It Stick
Wellpower's health coach, Paige Shouse, walks you through strategies to build an exercise habit that supports your overall wellness.

Sleep Hygiene: The Power of Pattern
Learn lifestyle changes and habits that support you in getting a great night's sleep. Facilitated by our onsite health coach, Paige Shouse.

23 1/2 Hours: What's the Single Best Thing We Can Do For Our Health
Watch this engaging RSA video from Dr. Mike Evans with recommendations on how to improve your health by developing a key habit.

What's the Single Best Thing You Can Do To Quit Smoking?
A short video exploring how you can plan to be a successful quitter!

90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress
Another short video by Dr. Mike Evans about the one habit you can learn to help significantly reduce stress. 

Watch any of these Nutritional Videos:


Seminar/Webinar Schedule: 


Title and Description

 Date  Location Registration

Know Your Heart! Avoid Serious Symptoms

As you may know, there are many heart conditions with virtually no symptoms. A person often does not know there's a problem until it becomes so severe he or she suffers a major cardiac event. There are screenings that find the problems early, but insurance companies often won't cover them until there are serious symptoms. For patients and physicians, it's a "catch-22.”  Dr. Michael Isaac will discuss which screenings healthy adults may want to consider requesting including screenings to measure electrical activity in the heart, calcified plaque in the coronary arteries, narrowing of arteries in the legs and ankles, thickening of the carotid artery, and the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Attendees will be entered in a prize drawing for a 3-month Dedman Center membership.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Isaac, M.D.
Director of Cardiology Quality Outcomes at Medical City
Michael Isaac, M.D. has provided kind and caring service to patients for more than 20 years. He is currently Director of Cardiology Quality Outcomes at Medical City, located at 75 and Forest Lane in Dallas. Dr. Isaac is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with a specialty in interventional cardiology and device implantation. Dr. Isaac practices invasive, noninvasive, interventional, vascular and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed his medical internship, residency, as well as his general cardiology fellowship, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.


12noon - 1pm

February 19, 2014

The Forum
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The Gluten-Free Diet

Is the gluten-free diet a fad or is it something you should try? Get in-depth answers to your burning questions about gluten, celiac and gluten intolerance. What is the difference between celiac disease and gluten intolerance? What ingredients do I need to look for to be safe? How do we become sensitive to gluten? Should I consider going gluten-free?

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for 4 meal tickets to RFoC at Umphrey Lee.

Speaker: Betty Murray, CN, CHC
Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT is on a mission to radically change the health and health care in America. She is a Certified Nutritionist, Health Coach, and founder of Living Well Dallas, Inc. Betty Murray created a model for a new-age of medical delivery combining medicine, nutrition, and mind-body-spirit modalities in an integrative model and is working to replicate it across the U.S.


12noon -1pm
March 26, 2014


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The Power of Transformation: How to Handle Stress in  New Brave Way

Come learn strategies to implement right away in your life to handle all of that life has to offer you the ups, the downs, and in between experiences.

This dynamic duo will help you explore new ways to approach dealing with stressors, relationships, and taking control over your time to reflect your goals and priorities. This will be a very interactive workshop with take away skills to cope better and feel differently about your life.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a 30-minute chair massage at Dedman Center. 

Speakers: Jenny Bair, MHE 

Jenny Bair,MHE is the co-founder of Living Well Health and Wellness Center, an integrative medical practice focused on patient-centered care. She has spent the last 20 years teaching, training, consulting, organizing and coaching individuals, couples, families and companies to live and work in “their zones” to make their heart’s desires happen.

Julie Martin, YRT 

Julie B. Martin, YRT is a Personal Transformation Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, She has 27 years of experience in private practice as a coach focused on transformation through the power of yoga, dance, exercise and chakra therapy as well as working extensively using her skills as a Physical Therapy aid.  

12 noon - 1pm

April 17, 2014

HR Training Room -Expressway Tower 208

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Flourish: Wellbeing at Work

Did you know that people who thrive in their careers are twice as likely to flourish in their personal lives as well? Join us for a research-based, yet practical discussion on wellbeing, happiness, and optimism and how working on these elements of your life benefits you and everyone around you.

Facilitator: Lorea Belle Seidel, M.Ed., SPHR
Lorea serves Associate Director of Human Resources, Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Wellness at SMU. She is an avid student of positive psychology and looks forward to sharing what she has learned with you!

Class Details


1:30 - 4:30pm
April 10, 2014

HR Training Room -Expressway Tower 208

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