Training Briefs

The Power of Mindfulness in the Workplace
Would you like to have more energy at work?  Would you like to perform better under pressure and improve your personal productivity, creativity and focus?  Would you like to enhance your mood in the middle of the workday and reduce any stress or emotional distractions?  If you answered yes to any of these questions than mindfulness practice may be just what you need.  And there is no better place to start than at this EAP Training Brief.  You will learn what mindfulness is and all the personal benefits you will reap by practicing in-class exercises that you can do anywhere, any time.  You will also gain insight on how mindfulness will help prevent you from going through your day on auto-pilot and how it will help you eliminate self-limiting personal judgments and negative thoughts that distract you from focusing on being your personal best at work. 
So empower yourself by learning this new skill and attend this brief.       
If you embrace mindfulness it WILL make an extraordinary impact in all aspects of your life. More...​

Got Workplace Stress? Take Control of It!
The reality is that work IS a significant source of stress in our lives. Whether it is due to unrealistic expectations, poor working relationships, or work overload, stress is all part of the job. That’s the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is we can do something about it. This EAP Training Brief focuses on one thing you have control over when it comes to stress – YOU! It offers coping strategies for managing stress effectively and how we can have a more positive perception toward daily workplace challenges. More...

Quit Pickin’ on Me!...Prevention Strategies for Workplace Bullying
Bullying in the workplace? Really? Not here… not in my sandbox. In reality, bullying can happen in any work environment. Intimidation and need to control others fuels the bullying behaviors and can truly affect team productivity and morale. Be proactive and ensure that it does not occur in your department or with your team. This EAP Training Brief clearly addresses identifying and preventing this behavior at the County and what to do if you experience it. More...

Think PINK! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Whether you or someone you know may have been diagnosed with breast cancer, nearly everyone is affected by this disease during a lifetime. No matter how you are impacted by breast cancer this EAP Training Brief will prove invaluable. It will raise your awareness to the facts and myths surrounding breast cancer and address the most frequently asked questions (FAQs). This session will share ways to reduce the risk of getting the disease and highlight prevention strategies through early detection and screening. And, for some of you, perhaps the most valuable information will be ways in which you can offer help and support for family members, coworkers, and friends living with the disease. Join us at this Brief to be better prepared to help with the fight! More...

Depression is Lonely BUT No One is Ever Alone: Understanding Warning Signs, Symptoms and How to Help
Were you aware that 1 in 5 employees is likely to be affected by depression at some point in their lives? Did you know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report depression affects nearly 10 percent of Americans ages 18 and over in a given year, or more than 24 million people? These are not statistics we frequently talk about but depression is common and raising awareness to the warning signs, symptoms and resources available is a must. Every once in a while we get “the blues” for whatever reason and this is completely normal and part of life. What’s NOT normal is when you’re sad more often than not and it’s causing problems for you and those around you. Symptoms of depression such as feelings of worthlessness, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, restlessness and many more will be explored in this EAP Training Brief. Come and learn how to help yourself and/or someone you care about suffering from this prevalent disease! More...

‘Tis the Season to THRIVE on STRESS! Getting Through the Hustle and Bustle
Whether you enjoy celebrating the holiday season or not, there are many things attached to it – stress, personal demands, self-imposed expectations, financial pressures, family challenges time-management issues, and for some, loneliness and withdrawal. Make this EAP Training Brief a priority to get a healthy jumpstart on the season. Take steps to prevent the stress and depression that are common during the holidays, learn to recognize and effectively deal with your holiday triggers, and choose peace and joy during the holidays. More...

New Year…ReNEW YOU! Treat Yourself to a Fresh Start
Forget the resolution you made on New Year’s Eve – you’re setting yourself up for failure. Studies show that by the end of the year only 15% of people have “claimed” success. Instead, just commit to a new beginning - create positive habits and tackle new or existing goals to completion. This EAP Training Brief will remind you that the New Year brings the opportunity to make healthy changes, set realistic goals, and the freedom to make choices that can influence your future. Come join us and start the year treating yourself right! More...

Caring for Someone Else? Strategies for Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver
You JUST arrived at work and your cell phone rings. It’s your elderly mom. You think to yourself, "I just left her and she was perfectly fine. What can she possibly need now? If I answer this it will be another 15 minute conversation and I have a work deadline I need to meet in an hour. I can’t take it anymore. I need a break!” The fact is, you DO need a break. If this story sounds familiar than this EAP Training Brief is for you! Caring for someone else can be very rewarding but it also impacts your emotional and physical health. Caring for yourself is and should be a priority. After all, we can’t help someone else if we don’t put our “oxygen mask” on first. This Brief will raise your awareness about caregiver burnout, provide valuable tips for caring for yourself while caring for others and empower you to ask for help and support. More...

I’ll Do It Later: Overcome Procrastination and Start Achieving
Have you found yourself thinking, “I’m going to do it…but LATER,” more often than not? Have you always been a perfectionist and have the “all or nothing” attitude to completing projects and/or deadlines? If so, then you just might be a chronic procrastinator. Procrastination is putting off things that you should be focusing on now, usually in favor of doing something that is more enjoyable or that you’re more comfortable doing. Attend this EAP Training Brief to explore whether or not you are a chronic procrastinator, learn reasons why you procrastinate, and discover ways you can and should take action sooner than later. Don’t let procrastination interfere with your personal success and remember, you should never put off to tomorrow what you can do today! More...

Finding Your Assertive Side: Being Assertive When You Really Don’t Want to Be
Picture this situation: You just completed all your high priority work projects the morning before leaving on vacation and you feel confident leaving work with everything accomplished. In the afternoon your boss hands you another project and needs it finished before you leave – in 4 hours! You are now completely stressed and not sure how you will get it done by today. Are you assertive enough to tell your boss it will get done upon your return from vacation? If not, then this EAP Training Brief is definitely for you. Assertiveness tips provided will help you express your needs while respecting others and will help make it easier for you to work with people to accomplish tasks, solve problems, and reach solutions. It’s a win-win for everyone! More...

Suicide Prevention: There’s Hope and Help Understanding Signs, Symptoms and Resources Available
Did you know Broward County has the highest amount of teen suicides in the state? We hear about it happening among the teenage population, laid off employees, and even Hollywood movie stars – SUICIDE - it is a hard reality. It is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, friends, classmates, co-workers, and communities, as well as on our military personnel and veterans. According to the latest data from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention it is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Our effectiveness as a community both in and outside of the workplace in preventing suicide depends on more fully understanding how and why suicide occurs. This EAP Training Brief will raise your awareness to suicidal warning signs, risk factors, preliminary intervention steps, and resources available for help. Ultimately, if you know someone who has suicidal thoughts, taking action to help should be your only choice. More...

Retirement…What is Your Plan? Preparing for Life after the County
Is it really almost here? The time of your life that you’ve been looking forward to is around the corner – RETIREMENT. The question is, “Are you ready for it?” Sure, most people have the financial planning part of retirement taken care of but forget to plan for another vital part - how to occupy the free time. Will you work part time, volunteer, travel, or enjoy a hobby? Going from working a full-time job to having nowhere specific that you "have" to be each day sounds great, but some retirees end up feeling bored and unproductive. This EAP Training Brief will support your transition into retirement by helping you understand that retirement is a lifestyle change that brings unexpected emotional and physical feelings. This Brief explores ways for you to occupy your new-found freedom and how to best prepare in advance for this incredible journey. You will realize retirement is a new beginning and a chance to rediscover yourself. Your options are limitless! More...

Money Matters: It’s Up to YOU to Manage It!
Sure you deserve to treat yourself to that Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in the morning…but does it have to be EVERY morning? Have you ever calculated the total amount of money you spend in a week on this daily splurge? It adds up quickly. When “treating” yourself becomes a daily habit the question to ask yourself is, “Am I being fiscally responsible?” This EAP Training Brief will discuss spending responsibly and changes you can make, if any, that can guarantee more money in your pocket. You will have opportunity to identify the differences between essential and nonessential expenses. Finally, the session will share insight on how some people spend money as a way to meet emotional needs. Attend this Brief and start saving some money today! More...

Safety Awareness…It’s All About Me!
June is National Safety Month and The National Safety Council encourages all of us to be proactive to protect ourselves. This EAP Training Brief supplements safety month by providing valuable information on self-care. You will discover that effective self-care will help you avoid triggering health problems (i.e. increasing risk for heart problems due to excess stress) and benefit you both mentally and physically through better self-esteem, less stress, and overall wellbeing. Creating a personal action plan for taking care of yourself and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will be your take-away. More...

Grieving the Loss of County Family: Coping, Healing, and Moving Forward
We work together, laugh together, share accomplishments and failures, and even talk about personal issues. We spend more of our waking hours with our coworkers than we do with our own families and that is why to some, our coworkers become family and our “home” away from home. This is also why when we lose a coworker, expected or unexpected, it has the power to impact our lives both physically and emotionally. The challenge comes when we need to continue to perform our work functions while still grieving the loss of someone we cared about and interacted with on a daily basis. This EAP Training Brief will help supervisors reach out to employees by providing a better understanding of how the loss of a coworker may be affecting employees and by offering suggestions for what to do and what to say to facilitate healing. Employees will benefit from this brief by discussing the six common reactions to grief and by determining the reaction s/he is struggling to overcome. Supervisors and employees will walk away with coping strategies for themselves and ways to help others. More...

When Winning Isn’t Everything…Preventing Problem Gambling
Gambling is a recreational activity right? Sure it is, until it isn’t. The reality is there are more than one million Floridians affected by problem gambling. Gambling becomes a problem when it begins to negatively impact your life and takes control of you. Bingo, slots, cards, dice, lottery and scratch off tickets, sports, and even online betting all have the potential of becoming a gambling problem. This EAP Training Brief will define problem gambling, explore its warning signs and provide suggestions for helping yourself or someone you care about who may be dealing with a gambling problem. Frequently asked questions will also be answered that will facilitate your understanding about the truths of problem gambling. You CAN bet on this brief – you truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain! More...

Living Single…Enjoying Life SOLO and Staying Connected
The SINGLE LIFE - Whether it is your choice or not it is a life that offers opportunities, benefits and challenges. Your single life can be as exciting as you want it to be depending on your perspective and the positive experiences you create. This EAP Training Brief will address three myths associated with living single and three challenges that come with it. It emphasizes the need for singles to stay connected socially and to establish a support network to help navigate through the tough times. Attend this brief and walk away with ways to get to know yourself better, find your passion and even step out of your comfort zone. More...

Valuing Men’s Health…Raising Awareness of Men’s Physical, Emotional and Preventative Health
If you are a man (or have a man in your life that you care about) this EAP Training Brief is definitely worth your time.  How often do you make the time to invest in YOU and your overall well-being?  The answer is probably not often enough considering the fact that half as many men visit a physician for health preventative reasons as compared to women.  NOW is the time to take the first step and this 30-minute session can get you started. Not only will you learn interesting health statistics regarding men’s physical, emotional and preventative health but you will discover the answers to ten insightful questions that will help you identify what you are currently doing when it comes to health prevention and what you may still need to do. No excuse is good enough to miss attending this Brief – It’s YOUR health MEN and it matters! More...

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