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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Archive
The EAP Archive page contains previous EAP topics hightlighting the following areas:
- Stress, Anxiety and Anger
- Relationships at Home and Work
- Money (Finances)
- Goal Setting, Optimization
Communicate with Clarity
Communication is at the very core of everything we do and is fundamental to tour personal success and our business success. Communication is also crucial in the general flow of daily life. Everything we do and say – and also what we don’t – conveys some kind of message, yet we aren’t always conscious of how we interact from one moment to the next or the effects that can have on our daily life. This month, we’ll show you how communicate more effectively by interacting with intention.
This month’s campaign discusses:
- The value of being a more mindful communicator
- Techniques for improving your daily interactions with others
- How to avoid miscommunication and wasted time
Refocus and Realign
When you’re busy with work and caring for others, it’s easy to forget about the biggest priority of all: YOU. Taking good care of yourself means focusing on you and finding balance in your daily life. To truly find balance, it’s best to consider the parts of the whole and begin to equalize the individual aspects of work and life in a more achievable way.
In this month’s campaign you’ll discover:
- The importance of breaking down work/life balance into bite-size pieces
- How to equalize various aspects of daily life
Intelligently Manage Your Emotions
The daily stress of being a manager can make you vulnerable when it comes to controlling emotions. The best way to regulate your feelings and reactions is to hone your ability to understand and label your emotions, as well as those of others (in this case, your employees). Known as emotional intelligence (EI), this skill is deemed by some behaviorists as being more critical to a person’s success than their IQ. Start improving your emotional competence today with the help of your EAP.
This month’s campaign is for managers and supervisors examines:
- The value of being an emotionally competent leader
- The fundamentals of emotional intelligence
- Techniques for enhancing emotional acumen
Put the Brakes on Stress
With all that goes on during the holidays, high spirits can quickly switch into high stress. Before the hustle and bustle gets the best of you this year, seek support from your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to keep you feeling festive all season long.
This month’s campaign will help you:
- Make the most of holiday time with loved ones
- Thoughtfully plan your time, energy, and money
- Maintain balance
Identify Workplace Bullying
It seems that the topic of bullying is getting more and more polarized. Most often we hear about the prevalence of bullying among children, though it can happen to anyone – even in the workplace. Because it may be less obvious when it happens among adults in a colleague environment, it’s important to know the signs of workplace bullying and how to stand your ground. Get started with information and guidance from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in this month’s campaign.
This month’s campaign will address the following:
- Three key indicators of bullying
- Examples of bullying behavior in the workplace
- Guidance on what to do if you see or experience workplace bullying
The Self-Esteem Effect: You’re Worth It
Self-esteem is how we see ourselves and what we believe to be true. We all have varying levels of self-esteem across the different aspects of our personality, but what’s most important is the regard we have for who we are and the value we place on ourselves as a whole. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help you consider your self-worth and show you how to maintain a healthy opinion of yourself.
In this month’s campaign, you’ll learn:
- The importance of holding yourself in a higher regard
- The difference between high, low, and healthy self-esteem
- Factors for healthy self-esteem
- How to give your self-esteem a boost
Equal Care for the Caregiver
Caring for a loved one is one of the grandest gestures a person can make, and we tend to accept the role of caretaker without hesitation. But your selflessness shouldn’t come at your own expense; it’s important that you stay mindful of your own well-being. With the help of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the caregiving experience can be incredibly rewarding for your loved one and for you.
In this Campaign you’ll learn:
- The importance of putting yourself first
- The difference between stress and burnout
- When and how to reach out for help
Everyday stressors are unavoidable – from work and commuting, to personal responsibilities – and can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed. Let your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) help you regain some balance with mindfulness practice. In this month's issue of Solutions you'll learn:
How to give your body and mind a break
Tips for staying grounded and present
The importance of a positive mindset
If you've ever experienced an anxiety disorder, you should know that you are not alone. It is estimated that roughly 18% of people in the US have experienced an anxiety disorder in any given year. In this issue of Solutions learn about different types of anxiety and five ways to manage and reduce anxiety.
- Setting Your Limits
During the Holidays
Holiday stress can affect many things, including your closest relationships. Mutual respect should be the motivating factor for every interaction within a relationship. The holidays can tax this notion though, so out of respect - for yourself and others - you may need to communicate your boundaries with friends and loved ones. In this issue of Solutions learn tips for expressing your limits during the holidays and skillful ways to communicate your boundaries.
Handling Anger Problems at Work
Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion - yet it can be a disruptive force in the office. In this month's Solutions newsletter, discover; the impact of anger issues on your workforce, indicators an employee's temper may be inhibiting productivity, and how to best deal with an employee who may need help.
Revive Your Relationships
Relationships do not operate well on autopilot. To properly cultivate the relationships in your life, effort and thoughtfulness are needed. Learn how you can successfully navigate your relationships with help of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). In this month's issue of Solutions you'll learn:
- The importance of being present
- Tips on respectful communication
- How to show others you care and what they mean to you
Out of Respect
Recognize and Inspire Your Employees
Raise the morale, productivity, and commitment of your team members with support from your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Our expert counselors can help you motivate and recognize your employees through our array of management consultation services. Discover how to drive peak performance and offer the right kind of recognition in the latest issue of Solutions.
Teach TOLERANCE . . .
Teaching tolerance to children is a good way to prevent bullying behavior within a family or outside — at school, for example. As teachers and role models, we can break the cycle of pain caused by bullying and other aggressive behavior. In this month's Solutions newsletter, better understand bullying behavior and teach your children tolerance to prevent bullying.
Teen Depression and Anxiety:
Why the Kids are
Adolescents today have a reputation for being more fragile, less resilient and more overwhelmed than their parents were when they were growing up. A closer look paints a heartbreaking portrait of why young people are suffering. A spectrum of angst is plaguing 21st century teens, leading them to cutting and other forms of self-harm. This article looks at the pressures and fears faced by our children and how we as parents can help them.
Keeping a Curious Child Safe in the Digital Age
Provide guidance, keep the lines of communication open and be there to help your child make appropriate responses when dealing with digital interactions. Learn more on keeping your child safe in the latest issue of Solutions.
Knowledge Every Parent Could Use
From your child's first steps to graduation, parenting can be a challenging - yet rewarding - journey. This issue of Solutions covers five practices for successful parenting.
Saving for Your Future
While investing in your future is always worth the expense and effort, tuition is on the rise and figuring out what will work best for you and your family can be overwhelming. Luckily, your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help you with your homework, and provide you with information, resources, tools, and expert financial consultation.
In this issue of Solutions, you’ll discover:
- Two college decisions that can save (or cost) you more money
- A family trend with unique financial challenges
Maximizing Money: Best Kept Secrets.
Every family hopes to live a comfortable and financially secure life. Reaching that goal can be made easier with the help of a financial consultant at your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Read here for a few secrets to financial freedom that anyone can use to make the most of his or her money.
It All Adds Up to
in the Bank
Having a well-thought-out savings plan now can help you and your family feel more secure in the future. Save time and money by contacting expert consultants and accessing helpful resources through your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Learn tips to start saving now.
Setting SMART Goals:
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based
As a new year approaches, you might be thinking of life goals that you would like to pursue. Whatever personal or professional targets you may aim for — be it career, health, family, education, or finances — establishing SMART goals can help prepare you for — and guide you to — successful outcomes. In this month's issue of Solutions you'll learn:
- How to set SMART goals
- Tips for goal commitment and overcoming obstacles
- The importance of celebrating your successes
In the Zone
Being a Mindful Leader
Add mindfulness to your strategic toolbox as a leader. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) expert counselors can support you in finding a mindful and balanced approach with your team. This quarter’s Solutions newsletter for supervisors examines three easy steps to mindful leadership and how your EAP can support you and your employees.
Get the Most
out of Your Day
A Little Planning Goes a Long Way. Techniques for making the best use of your time.
Simple changes can pay large dividends in time and reduced stress. This edition of Solutions tells you how changes of perspective, habit and attitude, both at work and home, can help you manage your responsibilities and keep your life in order.