There is perhaps no more delicate balance than being a parent and a working professional. So many of us struggle with how to divide our time, energy and attention. This seminar will discuss the realities of the modern working landscape for parents and how to approach balance in a new, more successful way. We'll review strategies for time and household management. And we'll discuss how to find the most elusive thing of all: quality time just for yourself.
Contemporary professional demands not only cause stress, but chronic stress. Stress contributes to the development of myriad physical and mental health conditions including (but not limited to) hypertension, diabetes, depression and anxiety. Research suggests that up to two-thirds of American employees experience some degree of burnout. Burnout impacts productivity, morale and financial bottom line due to the health-related costs of burnout. In this workshop we will discuss: • The definition of burnout • The specific causes of professional burnout • Signs of burnout • Strategies for managing stress and burnout
Learn how small acts of kindness and a state of flow can change your life. Do you ever ask yourself, "What can I do today to change my life for the better?" Thankfully, research supports that there is something we can do about it, and it's actually quite easy. In this session, we will explore two actionable concepts, acts of kindness and flow, that you will enjoy adding to your daily/weekly routine and that will help you live a happier, positive, purposeful life!
Sexual Harassment is a universally recognized issue of concern in the workforce (from which no industry is immune). Many people do not recognize that their actions could be hurtful or hurting someone. Teasing or joking can have damaging effects on co-workers, bystanders and the organization. This session will challenge employees to examine their own behaviors, assumptions and biases regarding Sexual Harassment.
Even with recent successes in social justice and popular culture, some gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or gender non-conforming employees still face bias, homophobia and discrimination in the workplace. The resulting fear and stress not only affect work performance but overall morale in environments that are not accepting or inclusive in varying degrees. In this workshop we will clarify sexual orientation and gender identity to better prepare all participants to collectively foster an inclusive working environment for all LGBTQAI and gender non-conforming employees.
Everyone is stressed. The responsibilities of modern living can be overwhelming. Our mindset has a huge influence on our stress levels and on many areas of life, including physical and emotional wellbeing, relationships, and personal and professional success. In this seminar, you will learn techniques to manage and relieve stress and come away with strategies for making simple shifts in thinking that allow us to deal with challenging events more effectively and experience a greater sense of contentment
Gratitude is the extremely powerful quality of being thankful that can change your life for the better. If you're looking to bring more happiness into your life, then practicing gratitude is your answer. Gratitude opens your heart and your mind allowing you to feel more present, generous, thankful, empathetic, kind, patient, positive and more aware of the beauty that surrounds you.
Suicide affects people from all walks of life. Knowing the warning signs and risk factors for suicide and feeling confident about how to help someone who is at risk, could be the difference between life and death. Join us for this important session, where we will: differentiate myths from facts, identify risk factors and warning signs, review questions to ask and steps to take to provide supportive resources and strategies.
One in four Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetimes whether it be depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or others. Most of those episodes occur during one's working life. It is imperative that every employee is aware of the risks and signs of the various mental illnesses, as well as coping strategies and pathways to support. In this workshop we will discuss: The most common mental illness and their signs/symptoms Specific features of depression and anxiety The stigma of mental illness The impact of undiagnosed and untreated mental illness on the workplace How to access support and treatment
Most of us feel too busy to even think about taking time out to relax. But the reality is that regular relaxation is crucial-if we don't stop regularly to "refuel," we risk emotional and physical burnout. Even a small investment of 5-10 minutes a day can have a huge return. This interactive workshop will include demonstrations of relaxation techniques that provide immediate as well as long-term benefits. We'll also learn how to detect burnout "triggers" and discover ways to regain a sense of balance and motivation. We'll leave feeling recharged and better able to tackle daily demands.