Washington State EAP COVID-19-related Webinars for July and August

The Washington State Employee Assistance Program, EAP, is offering webinars on a variety of COVID-19 related topics to support emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Register for an upcoming live session or view a pre-recorded session on-demand below. More sessions will be added regularly.

EAP also has a website with links by topic to helpful resources from addiction to finances to parenting to support for marginalized communities.

Navigating Change in Challenging Times

In our ever changing world, learning how to navigate change is an essential skill—one that can be developed. In this webinar we’ll talk about the impact of change, actions you can take to navigate change based on your unique response to stress, and resources available to support you.

  • Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30-10:00am  Register
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020  3:30-5:00pm  Register
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:00pm-3:30pm  Register
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020  10:00am-11:30am  Register
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020  9:30am-11:00am  Register
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020  1:00pm-2:30pm  Register

Navigating Change Handouts:

Self Care with the WA State EAP

This webinar addresses the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and offers ideas for self-care and strategies for managing stress and fear.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020  3:00-4:30pm  Register
  • Monday, July 27, 2020  2:00-3:30pm  Register
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020  8:30am-10:00am  Register
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020  1:00pm-2:30pm  Register
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020  8:30am-10:00am  Register

How to Build Resilience When Your Job Involves Helping Others in Crisis

This webinar is intended for those who are supporting others in crisis e.g. customers, clients, students, employees/staff. During this webinar you will learn how your mind and body responds to stress, possible impacts on your emotional and physical well-being, strategies to build resilience, and supports and resources available to you.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020  8:30-10:00am  Register
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020  2:00-3:30pm  Register
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020  9:30am-11:00am  Register
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020  8:30am-10:00am  Register
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020  8:30am-10:00am  Register

For more information about the Washington State Employee Assistance Program or to view other COVID-19 related resources, please visit

Washington State Employee Assistance Program

Phone: (360) 407-9490 or toll-free at (877) 313-4455

Visit the EAP website.

A Human Workplace Virtual Gatherings Week of June 8-12

Renee Smith, founder of A Human Workplace and past ICSEW conference presenter has a few virtual gatherings this week on Working Alone Together. One of the webinars is geared to those who identify as women and ‘Standing Together for Love and Justice’ focuses on leaning into the work of overturning racial injustices. 

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Renee Smith

 

From Renee Smith:

Take time this week for self-compassion and connection

We are each facing a lot, holding so much…The pandemic. Opening the economy. Grief over the attrocities of racial injustice. We want to take wise actions, to listen and learn, to figure out what we can do.

Our nervous systems, bodies, minds, emotions are overloaded. I know I’m feeling it – I am guessing you are too?

To stay present and strong for ourselves and for those who depend on us, it’s a good time for self-compassion, for community and human connection.

Join us to connect with others, lower your cortisol, recover your energy and mental focus while experiencing practices you can use again and again.

Working Alone Together – for anyone: June 9  •  9:00 – 11:00 AM PDT
Hosted by Lori Heffelfinger and James Jackman. Learn more here.

Women Working Alone Together – for those identifying as women: June 10  •  9:00 – 11:00 AM PDT
Hosted by Shannon Patterson and Gina Lavery. Learn more here.

Standing Togther for Love and Justice – for anyone: June 11 •  1-2:30 PM PDT
Hosted by Derick Carter, Greg Flynn and Renee Smith. Learn more here.

Next Week: More Human Now begins. Join us!
This new 6-part series will help you move intentionally through the grief and overwhelm of these times by cultivating human skills, using evidence based practices for well-being, and moving toward qualities you care about – now.
June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 • 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Hosted by Renee Smith and Greg Flynn. Learn more here.

With compassion,
Renée

Renée Smith, MSOD
Founder and CEO of A Human Workplace
she/her pronouns | to learn about pronouns
www.MakeWorkMoreHuman.com
renee@makeworkmorehuman.com | 253-225-1001

More love. Less fear. Inspiring results.

Webinars This Week for Navigating through COVID 19

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Many of us may not be able to work from the office right now. It’s a new work environment, for sure. However, webinars are abound! ICSEW has pulled together a list of webinars anyone can access while they’re working at home this week. Most are free.

A Human Workplace: Working Alone Together

A Human Workplace is offering more sessions to build emotional well-being and lower stress from the impacts of remote work, isolation and pandemic overwhelm. These are not webinars or training. Instead, join for an experiential gathering to engage with people to boost your oxytocin through connection, conversations, and meaningful reflection. 

If you missed the other sessions or just want to attend again, join in April 23 at 8:30 am PDT for Working Alone Together: Register here 

If you are a leader, you face unique challenges right now. Join other leaders on Friday April 24 at 10:30 am PDT for Leading Alone Together: Register here.

Or find more sessions next week on the Gatherings page of A Human Workplace.

The Remote Boss, Communications Skills for Success 

The Remote Boss: Friday, May 1, join with Betty Lochner for a virtual workshop titled Surviving and Thriving as a Virtual Supervisor. You can learn more and get registered here. It’s $97 and includes the workshop and replay, Q & A, and lots of resources to help you thrive in our new normal. Communication Skills for Success (CSS) : This course includes skill building, expert coaching, personalized feedback and guidance to build your communication skills, confidence and ability that you can put to work right away at work and at home. You can get all the details and join us in the course here: Communication Skills for Success.  Register by April 30 and get The Remote Boss workshop for FREE! 

Employee Assistance Program

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Webinars: Successful Teleworking and Working through Family Challenges During COVID19

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The Washington State Employee Assistance Program has a series of upcoming webinars on successfully  working from home and coping with challenges during the current COVID-19 pandemic, which are open to all state employees. 

Upcoming Live Support Webinars

EAP is offering webinars on a variety of COVID-19 related topics to support emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Register for an upcoming live session or view a pre-recorded session on-demand below. More sessions will be added regularly.

EAP also has a website with links by topic to helpful resources from addiction to finances to parenting to support for marginalized communities.

Self Care with the WA State EAP (live)

This webinar addresses the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and offers ideas for self-care and strategies for managing stress and fear.

Monday April 20  10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  Register Today

Thursday April 23 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register Today 

Leading Teams and Supporting Employees through COVID-19 (live)

Tuesday April 21 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Register Today

Wednesday April 22  3:00 p.pm. – 4:30 p.m.  Register Today

Working from Home during COVID-19: Coping with the Challenges, Setting Yourself Up for Success (live)

Tuesday April 21  3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Register Today

Parenting and Family Challenges: Helping Yourself and Your Family through COVID-19

This webinar will offer insight into likely parenting and family challenges and tips and strategies to help support your family’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Monday, April 20, 2020  2:00pm-3:30pm   Register Today

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  10:00am-11:30am  Register Today

Thursday, April 23, 2020  9:00am-10:30am  Register Today

See all COVID-19 Related Webnairs & Resources

Upcoming Webinars

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As more and more employees begin teleworking as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, more companies are offering professional development webinars you can take from home online.

Here are some training and support offerings from Compass Consulting and The Athena Group:

For those of you who missed the last Compass Consulting webinar, here is the recording of the Manage Stress during Difficult Times webinar:

Manage Stress during Difficult Times

1-hour Webinar

Facilitated by Amy Leneker

The Athena Group is offering various types of support from expert coaches and consultants, including free online webinars, resources for managers, coaching consultations and more. Explore current support . This web page will be continuously updated as new challenges and needs arise.

Centering Sessions Live Online Guided Meditation

Thursdays 10:00 – 10:30am PDT Starting April 9 Donation-Based

“We know you are holding a lot, both personally and professionally, and we know proven tools that can help. Whether you’re new to meditation or are a seasoned practitioner, you are welcome to join us for live, online, guided meditation sessions. These short sessions are open to all, so you can regroup, center yourself and find the ground under your feet.” This training does not have a set fee, as it is donation based.  >>> Click here to learn more & reserve your seat.

 

Staying at Home and its Impact on Your Mental Health

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter

Is Staying Home Putting Your Safety or Mental Health at Risk?

Social distancing, working from home, self-quarantining, sheltering in place…we are all implementing some combination of these COVID-19 responses to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. But actions that keep us at home and away from public spaces put some community members at risk in other ways. For example, those who are living with an abusive partner or a person with a substance use disorder are now more likely to be exposed to unsafe situations. And those who struggle with depression, anxiety or substance use may be feeling isolated and lonely, with worsening symptoms.

Sound familiar? Reach out for help now – call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know needs urgent help, call the EAP at 877-313-4455, or contact one of these resources:

·         Domestic Violence/Abuse

·         Suicide/Depression/Anxiety

Also see Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty and Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak