Compassion Fatigue: When the Helping Profession Hurts
Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD) occurs in helping professions when the pile-up of witnessing or working with victims of traumatic events and their families take an emotional toll. This presentation explores the characteristics of those most likely to experience STSD and how to add to your personal resources to minimize the effects of STSD.
Conflict Resolution Skills
Conflict does not have to be a negative experience. In order for growth and change to occur, we need conflict and differences of opinions. However, it is HOW we present our differences that are the keys to effective conflict resolution. Learn and practice the four steps for effective conflict resolution.
Coping with Work and Family Stress
Stress happens. Stress does not go away, but we can learn how to manage our stressful lives, change what we can change, and let go of the things we cannot change. This session introduces the concept of stress, explains how perceptions influence stress levels, and identifies personal resources to mitigate stress.
Dealing with Difficult People
Difficult people pop up everywhere. They are our clients, our patients, and sometimes our co-workers or family members. Learn to identify types of personalities that are difficult and learn strategies to react effectively and diffuse a patient or customer who is being difficult.
Are you or is someone you know depressed? Depression is more common than we think and its impact is far reaching. This session teaches you to identify the causes, signs and symptoms of depression. Learn about treatment options and resources in the community that can help.
Developing Resiliency While Moving Through Change
In these tough economic times, changes at home and in the workplace are occurring more than we have expected. Our demands have increased and the support has often decreased. This course teaches participants the concept of resiliency and how to handle unexpected challenges with less reactivity and more adaptability.
The EAP orientation is a complete overview of the benefit. Attendees will understand the services offered and how to access UR Medicine EAP. Duration: 15-20 minutes.
Effective Communication Skills
Communication has two components: Listening and speaking. Understanding what another person says does not mean you have to agree with them, but is critical to effective communication. What we say and how we say it is the other critical component to effective communication. Develop and practice active listening skills. Learn to communicate effectively to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Employee Relationships: How Close is Too Close
What are your personal boundaries at work with co-workers? With clients? What recourse is there if a co-worker is making someone feel uncomfortable? Learn to identify personal boundaries at work, about healthy and unhealthy boundaries, and how to set boundary limits when needed.
Food and Mood
We have all heard the expression "You are what you eat", but have you ever wondered about how what you eat impacts your mood? This presentation will cover current nutritional realities and how they impact your brain and ultimately, your mood.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness is "paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally"—Jon Kabat Zinn. This presentation provides an introduction to Mindfulness and Mediation. The benefits of Mindfulness and Mediation are covered along with a mindful breathing exercise and 10 minute guided meditation.
Physical Activity and Mood
Humans are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life most likely plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of mood disorders today. This presentation will cover how exercise improves mood and how to incorporate exercise into your busy daily routine.
Rethinking Work Life Balance
We live and work in a culture where work life balance is an elusive ideal most of us struggle to obtain. This talk will examine our current thoughts on work life balance and how we can better manage our priorities.
Self-Esteem: Or—“No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent”—Eleanor Roosevelt
Self-esteem is the relationship you have with yourself. How’s your self-esteem? Learn how self-esteem is developed by our experiences and learn how to identify people in your life that will enhance your self-esteem rather than chip away at it.
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Talk Saves Lives is a standardized, 35-45 minute presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. See a description of the program on the AFSP website.
When Substance Abuse Comes to Work
It is estimated that substance abuse costs our society between thirty-three and sixty billion dollars a year. As many as one in five workers has reported injuries or exposure to dangerous conditions because of a co-workers drinking, or have had to go beyond their regular work responsibilities to compensate for an employee who was alcohol-impaired. This session will review facts of alcohol and substance abuse and offer resources to access help for the substance abuser and his/her family members.