In this training, participants will explore beliefs and perspectives of the meaning of a balanced life, map a true picture of their current life and their ideal balanced life and walk away with applicable, practical strategies to create greater balance in their lives.
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.
This is a stress management training that helps individuals change the way they view stress to help boost resiliency and improve work-life satisfaction. Participants will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of stress by looking at their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviors.
Participants will learn the common symptoms of SAD, theories for why it happens, as well as treatments that can be effective. Anyone concerned that they may suffer from this type of seasonal depression will leave with a plan for improving their symptoms to help them feel better throughout the year.
Anxiety affects more Americans every year than any other mental health disorder, but is also the disorder that can be treated most effectively. This class will outline approaches to anxiety management and reduction proven to work. Participants will learn about the physiology of anxiety, and will have the opportunity to try out techniques in class such as identifying core beliefs, breathing and relaxation, and anxiety acceptance. Participants will leave with an understanding of tools that can be used to reduce anxiety and how the therapeutic process can be used to support this process.
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.
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.