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Are You An Effective Communicator?

Are You An Effective Communicator?

Effective communication is when a message is delivered, received, and understood in the way it was intended.  Communication effectively combines a set of skills including appropriate body language, active listening, managing stress in the moment, the ability to communicate assertively, and the capacity to recognize and understand your own emotions and those of the person you are communicating with. Learning to use these skills can improve communication with co-workers, friends, and family.  Find out more in the Behavioral Health Partners' May Blog Post. Behavioral Health Partners is brought to you by the YOURhealth employee wellness program, providing eligible individuals with mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, you may find yourself getting drawn outdoors more and more. The good news is that spending time outdoors has been shown to improve mental health, physical wellbeing and overall life satisfaction.

Reduce Workday Stress with Mindfulness

Reduce Workday Stress with Mindfulness

Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you stopped paying attention? It is not uncommon for us to go on autopilot throughout our day. As our attention frequently wanders to the past or future, paying attention to the present may feel strange, uncomfortable, or even impossible. Daily stress may contribute to this disconnection from the present, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, distant, easily distracted, irritable, or like we’re “sleep-walking” through life.

Stress Eating – Tips to control an unhealthy behavior

Stress Eating – Tips to control an unhealthy behavior

All of us have experienced overeating at one time or another. However, if you regularly overeat to the point of discomfort; eat to control stress; eat more than is needed to curb your hunger; or if you typically feel guilt and shame afterwards; you may be suffering from emotional eating. This is a common condition also referred to as binge eating disorder.

New Year, New Resolutions for Better Mental Health

New Year, New Resolutions for Better Mental Health

If you are like the majority of Americans, you made a new year’s resolution to welcome 2017. But did you know that only about 8% of those who make resolutions actually succeed in keeping them? Most often those that succeed do so by making explicit measurable goals. This month’s blog post from Behavioral Health Partners (BHP) shares 3 simple resolutions you can easily incorporate into your daily routine to promote positive mental health. Behavioral Health Partners is brought to by the YOURhealth employee wellness program, providing eligible individuals with mental health services for stress, anxiety, and depression.