This class, facilitated by a professional therapist, introduces participants to the psychology and physiology of stress as a means for understanding and mitigating negative stress reactions. This session will demonstrate how variable levels of stress affect performance – positively and negatively. The class will discuss factors contributing to stress and how to minimize them, and offer insight into practical ways to manage stress when unavoidable. The session will also help participants gain an understanding of how our perception of an experience as “stressful” affects our reactions and ultimately, how to use that same process to alter our perceptions to reduce stress.
This training is designed to help its viewer understand the basics of Substance Use Disorder and break down some of the stigma that is associated with substance use. There is also a very brief overview of different types of substances and how they are typically administered. Different types of treatment for those living with a Substance Use Disorder are also explained, along with steps one can take to help a loved one or peer with a Substance Use Disorder.
This training will heighten awareness of the ways we communicate with our co-workers. Participants will identify communication strategies to overcome resistance and conflict. Also included will be an overview of common communication pitfalls, the use of non-verbal skills for greater impact, assertiveness skills, and specific techniques for managing difficult interactions.
This class will cover the basic principles of suicide risk, including who is at risk and how to identify signs of suicidality. Participants will also develop communication strategies to engage someone who may be at risk and where to go for help. For those interested in getting more involved in suicide prevention efforts, a list of community and national resources will be provided.
Participants will learn what self-care is, and how a failure to take care of oneself in one area can affect them in another area. A Self-Care Assessment Tool will be given to you to help you identify self-care strategies in the following areas: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and professional.