Anger can have detrimental effects on the workplace and on one’s health and success. It impacts the morale of those around us, and it impacts productivity. Being in a constant state of anger can cause both physical and emotional damage. Anger has equally damaging effects on family life—it alienates partners and breaks up families. This seminar provides an opportunity to learn productive ways of managing angry feelings and expression.
MANAGING WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Most of us play numerous roles: employee, partner, parent, caretaker, etc. With so much to do, it is easy to lose our sense of balance. This seminar will help participants determine their self-expectations, redefine roles and responsibilities and learn to reduce stress by incorporating balance into their lives.
We all confront stressful situations every day, from minor annoyances like the daily commute or trying to find lost items, to major stressors such as challenges with relationships or the onset of serious illness. This seminar will give an overview of the triggers of stress and its impact on us and offer practical tips on how to manage stress when you feel it.
Along with the joy of the season, the holidays can also bring increased demands both at work and home and an overload of stress. This seminar will give you an overview of the triggers of stress particularly during the holiday season and help you avoid unnecessary stress by being realistic with yourself about what you can handle and adjusting your expectations.
TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT– IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY
While many pre-retirees plan and calculate their financial resources to ensure an adequate nest egg to fund their retirement, almost none invest time and energy planning the nonfinancial aspects. This interactive seminar, for those contemplating retirement, examines eight key elements that ensure that your retirement decision is not only financially viable, but emotionally and personally satisfying as well. You’ll explore such questions as “How will I spend my time when I’m no longer working full- time?” How will my family and social relationships change?” “What is my attitude toward the transition to retirement?”
RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN
Ever wonder why some people seem to do better with change? Resilience is one factor that distinguishes those who thrive from those who struggle with change. What is overwhelming for one person may be considered a “walk in the park” for another. The defining difference is in the eyes (and thoughts) of the beholder. This webinar will provide useful information about personal resilience and provide tips on how you can improve yours.
COPING WITH WORRIES ABOUT MONEY
This seminar will help people who are worried about today’s economic climate and its impact on their lives. We will discuss attitudes and approaches toward finances: how to have a healthier relationship with money; how money anxieties impact relationships; understanding family members’ differing values; and practical coping methods to help feel more in control of your financial life. This seminar offers worksheets and tips to help you create a budget, plan for retirement and educational expenses, map out your net worth, consolidate debt, reduce expenses and keep things in perspective.
Depression is a serious condition, and those it affects often benefit from professional intervention, psychotherapy and medication as well as relaxation techniques and exercise. There are many symptoms associated with depression that often go unnoticed. This seminar will help you understand its signs, causes and treatment options, which can be helpful to you and those you are concerned about.
MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware of your moment-to-moment life experiences so you can be present and awake enough to take part in your life in a way that is more compassionate, truthful, and meaningful. This Mindfulness in the Workplace training is meant to help increase one’s ability to manage reactions to life and work demands especially by gaining a deeper understanding of “self” specifically our thoughts. The approach however applies to both personal and business environments and encourages understanding of the here and now in order to effect positive change within and without.
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF SUPERHEROES
The purpose of this training is to provide employees with the necessary elements of resilience. Working from the premise that the most important way to do a great job is to take care of yourself, this training highlights physical, behavioral, mental and personal ways to detach and rejuvenate.
Named after the Buddhist principle of focusing on the present, mindful eating is part of a rapidly growing non-diet movement. Quite literally, mindful eating means keeping your mind on your meals. It means being fully aware of your feelings of hunger and fullness, along with the reasons why you are eating. This training will address: learning to make choices at the beginning or ending of a meal based on awareness of hunger and satiety cues; learning to identify personal triggers for mindless eating, such as emotions, social pressures or certain foods; and appreciating the sensual as well as the nourishing capacity of food.
READY SET GO!
This 90 minute power point presentation addresses the attitudes, behaviors and “habits” of the participants that impede healthy lifestyle change. It focuses on three areas, exercise, nutrition and sleep, and employs a 6 stage “Transtheorertical” model that lays out six stages of personal change, (1) pre-contemplation, (2) contemplation, (3) preparation, (4) action, (5) maintenance, and (6) relapse. Several hard-copy self- discovery worksheets are provided, including a personal Acton Plan that serves as a take-away.
HAPPINESS 101: HOW TO DEVELOP A MORE SATISFYING LIFE
This seminar will provide an overview of what positive psychology research has shown us about how we can maximize our happiness. You will be given practical tools and tips that will allow you to develop a self-improvement plan that can lead you towards a rewarding and satisfying lifestyle. Happy people are productive and creative, and satisfied employees who enhance your work culture make it more pleasant and meaningful for everyone—and, happy people live longer.
THE SPIRAL OF POWER AND CONTROL IN RELATIONSHIPS
This seminar addresses the issue of control and anger in relationships and the spiraling effect of violent arguments on behavior and mood. It will increase your awareness and understanding of the appropriate balance of power and control in relationships and what happens when that balance is not maintained. If you feel dominated in your relationship, this seminar is for you. Practical advice and resources will be provided.
GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
Sleep deprivation is increasingly affecting the workplace during this electronic age. If you are not getting enough high-quality sleep, you may become listless, fatigued, irritable, short-tempered and generally difficult to be around. Learn how to organize your life and sleep rituals so that you maximize your chances for a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. If you use these pragmatic tips, you will feel more alert, engaged, energetic and ready to do your best work.
MEDITATION AND RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
The business world is in a constant state of change, from corporate mergers and downsizing to economic uncertainty and increased workloads. Meditation is a powerful tool that will keep you focused, healthy and calm during turbulent times. This interactive and relaxing seminar will introduce you to the practice of meditation as well as provide you with practical advice on how to incorporate meditation in your daily routine.
OVERCOMING UPSETTING EXPERIENCES
We all can face situations that are particularly upsetting or challenging, such as job loss in the family, troubles with adolescents or young adult children, work situations, medical issues, car accidents or being the victim of a crime. This seminar will provide tools to help you cope more effectively and recover more quickly.
PERSONAL FITNESS: GET AND STAY IN SHAPE NOW!
Many people say that they could be in better physical shape. This seminar reminds people of all the physical and psychological benefits of regular exercise and helps participants develop a personal fitness plan that suits their interests and needs. Healthy, fit people feel better about themselves, have more positive attitudes and, of course, experience less illness.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS
Do you know when the use of alcohol, drugs or prescription medications has become a problem for you or someone you care about? When does social drinking become alcoholism? When is recreational drug use drug addiction? When do prescribed medications become a source of dependency? This seminar will help you recognize the difference between use and abuse and provide guidance and helpful resources for those who have concerns.
BE YOUR OWN TRAVEL AGENT
These days, most of us are making our own arrangements for both business and personal travel. Whether you’re looking for cheap fares, hotel upgrades, or destination information, this session will show you how to explore online resources and provide self-planning travel tips.
The sudden death of a loved one is a traumatic event for all involved: parents, children, relatives, friends, and care providers. This session will explore the normal process of reacting to a loss and what one experiences as a mental, physical, social, or emotional reaction.
CELEBRATING MID-LIFE: LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT 50 YEARS
50 looks a lot different than it did for your parents. We are living longer, working later in life and feeling that we are just now hitting our stride. Learn how to take advantage of the next 50 years and create the life you want.
CHANGE OR REARRANGE: FENG SHUI IT!
Sometimes the path to inner peace is in our surroundings. Removing clutter and creating easy flow in your surroundings using the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui is thought to promote an environment that contributes to well-being.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION—RESOLVING CONFLICT AT HOME
This session is designed to provide participants with skills to identify conflict situations in their lives, to understand how conflicts can affect them, and to examine and practice five alternative and constructive strategies for managing conflict.
COPING WITH LOSS
Learn how to cope with losses that occur in life and the lifestyle changes that result. Identify coping strategies to face the future. Understand children’s reactions and how to encourage adjustment to new and different lifestyles.
FINS, FUR, OR FEATHERS?
Many people give very little thought and preparation to getting a pet. Adopting an animal is a very big decision and a commitment that lasts many years. This seminar is designed to educate you about the pet adoption process, including being a responsible pet owner, costs associated with pet ownership, pet insurance, pet illnesses and disease, getting your family involved, and dealing with your animal’s eventual death...something that most folks don’t think about.
GET A LIFE! GET ORGANIZED!
We are working longer hours than ever before. When we are not organized, we waste precious time and create chaos in our lives. This session will identify roadblocks to organization, and provide techniques to get organized, which will simplify your life.
IT’S EASY BEING GREEN: LITTLE STEPS – BIG IMPACT
Saving our planet for future generations is more important than ever. Having information thrown at us from all directions can be very confusing and stressful. Learn how to get started and how those seemingly small things really do make a difference now and in the future.
KEEP YOUR LOVE ALIVE: 10 ESSENTIALS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Strong relationships with the important people in our lives take work, but we get so much in return. In this session, explore the essentials that will strengthen your current connections.
LIFELONG LEARNING: SELECTING THE PATH THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Continuing to learn throughout life is essential to our personal and professional growth. Attendees will learn about educational opportunities that are right for them. It may be formal education, learning for personal growth, or the opportunity to educate another in order to find fulfillment.
LIVING WITH GUILT
Identify sources of guilt and learn techniques for handling the common consequence of splitting life commitments between work and home. Learn lifelong coping skills to manage guilt feelings.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: VOLUNTEERING FOR A LIFETIME
Volunteering is a way to make a difference in the lives of individuals and in society. Explore volunteer opportunities for all ages. Learn how to assess your talents, skills, and passions to share with those who can benefit from your time and attention.
MAKING A LIFE WHILE MAKING A LIVING
Ever feel torn between work and fun time with the family? Do you have enough “me” time? Identify various ways to achieve balance with your personal, family, and work responsibilities.
MODERN DAY BARGAIN HUNTER
Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s hitting the stores after the holidays or finding the best deal online, do you know how to shop wisely? Understand the benefits of searching for promotional codes and coupons. Learn to navigate the web for what you need. Shop like an expert.
This session focuses on the challenges of relocation. You will be provided with tips on organizing your move, finding community resources, how relocation will impact your family (particularly children), and strategies for making a successful transition.
SINGLE AND LOVING IT!
Table for one? Learn to make the most of your single life while living in a world geared toward couples. Single does not have to equal lonely. This session will explore the positive aspects of living single in today’s world.