ComPsych is the provider of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP). As part of the service agreement, they will be offering monthly workshops that provide valuable learning for employees, and can help increase visibility and utilization of the EAP benefit. EAP webinars are presented by ComPsych trainers. The duration is approximately 30-45 minutes. Registration is required.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Developing Will Power and Self Control to Change Behavior
Establishing self-control over behaviors such as overeating, smoking, gambling, pornography consumption, shopping, gambling and other addictive behaviors can be extremely difficult and discouraging. This course will address the nature of will power and how to develop self control for effective behavioral change.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Implementing discipline over our emotional life is difficult and requires lifelong practice. Being able to choose to act or respond in a particular manner is preferable to re-acting on a consistent basis, yet it is difficult. Enhancing emotional intelligence improves our ability to master our emotional functioning. High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time Management Tools: To Do Lists, Calendars, and Smartphones and More
It seems that more than ever, people are living busy, chaotic lives that often leave them feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Between work, parental responsibilities, community involvement, exercise, hobbies, friendships, family responsibilities and more, sometimes it feels as if keeping track of it all is just impossible. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help people gain control, though sometimes sorting through what's available can add what seems like even more chaos to life. Smartphones, day planners, alarms, e-mail systems, priority grids, voice mail systems, note pads, to-do lists, contact lists, address books, folders, file cabinets and more—the purpose of this lunch-and-learn is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Being Accountable in Work and Life
In work and life, successful people avoid making excuses, and instead take responsibility for their actions. "It's not my fault," and "I can't believe they did this to me" exemplify that type of thinking that holds people back. We all think that way sometimes, and the key is to catch ourselves, look in the mirror, and turn that thinking around. This workshop defines what it means to be accountable, and offers some tips to help people build accountability into their own lives.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
In today's increasingly competitive business climate, there is a need for continuous innovation and value added solutions. Individuals and organizations alike are discovering that new ideas have become the global currency of the future. Unfortunately though, as adults, we often limit our thinking and problem solving to fit known patterns and solutions by creating boundaries around our problems and circumstances. Enhancing our creativity can help us break through these boundaries.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Being a Team Player
In today's work world, we often need to work in groups of people who have many differences, and yet are supposed to seamlessly form an effective team. We've all heard the term "teambuilding," and at one point or another most of us have gone through a teambuilding process, whether we know it or not. But what exactly is teambuilding and how can it be successfully used to help diverse groups work together more effectively? Understanding the main building blocks and development stages of teams can give any group of people the right tools to form a cohesive and productive group..
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Neuroplasticity: Mental Fitness for Optimal Brain Power
Hobbies of all sorts can help us to be mentally and physically healthier people for ourselves and our loved ones. By choosing to spend time on engaging activities that we truly enjoy, we are more likely to be the best version of ourselves. Too often we end up either just passing the time or prioritizing everyone else's needs above our own.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Happiness: A Key to Life's Satisfaction
Why do some people seem happy and others just seem miserable all the time? Science suggests that each person has a range in their capacity to experience happiness and that range is different for each person. However, it is possible to live our lives in the upper end of that range if we apply ourselves and follow certain principles. There is no one key to happiness but a set of principles that are critical to follow. This training incorporates a brief happiness questionnaire, a description of the various factors associated with happiness and concludes with a substantive discussion of specific ways to increase your happiness potential.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Navigating Life's Big Decisions
When we're at a crossroads, we often face ambivalence regarding the direction we should take. Common life challenges include: Should I attend college and, if so, where? Should I get married? Do I want children? Should I move? Should I get a divorce? Some people are able to make decisions without being bogged down by uncertainty. They make them quickly and with minimal anxiety over whether or not they made the wrong choice. For others, these decisions are filled with angst and can leave them feeling stuck. This session will provide helpful strategies to get unstuck. We'll look at the purpose of ambivalence and how to move through it, along with tips for effective decision-making. By the end of this course, you will have a better grasp of how to navigate life's big decisions.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Living Simply: Simplify Your Life
In today's digital age, people are exposed to a vast number of choices and opportunities in all facets of life; choices about what to read, watch, listen to or purchase. The result is that people often are more distracted, confused and stressed by the increasing complexity of consumer choices and online social media activities. This topic addresses ways of prioritizing and simplifying your life through adopting a "digital mindfulness" approach.