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Top 10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Employee Assistance Program

How we understand work’s role in our lives is undergoing a paradigm shift accelerated by the pandemic. The once-believed clear lines between ‘personal life’ and ‘professional life’ have all but vanished. The reality is that how we work profoundly influences our personal well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. And it’s a two-way street: the stability or turmoil of our personal lives significantly shapes the quantity and quality of our professional contributions. Discover how Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) can bridge the gap between these two spheres. Learn practical strategies to fully leverage EAP resources, enhancing employee well-being and potential. From dealing with personal challenges like financial stress or caregiving responsibilities to navigating professional hurdles, our top 10 tips provide a roadmap to ensure that employees understand the available support and how to tap into EAP resources effectively.

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Am I Anxious or Do I Have Anxiety? How to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety vs Anxiety Disorders

Feeling anxious is a part of life. Whether it’s the jitters before a job interview, the heart-racing jolt you get speaking in front of a crowd, or the flutter in your stomach when you’re exploring somewhere new, we’ve all been there. But when do these feelings cross the line from normal anxiety to something more significant? It’s a question worth asking, especially considering that 1 in 3 American adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. So, how can you tell the difference between normal, everyday nerves and the kind that might signal a deeper mental health concern?

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Navigating the Workplace with Authenticity: Striking a Balance

From childhood, we’re often told to “just be yourself,” yet as adults, especially in the workplace, this advice becomes more complex. Balancing personal authenticity with professional demands can be challenging. Our desire to fit in, be accepted, and find success can come with the pressure to conform in order to achieve these goals. But there’s no greater benefit to your health, well-being, and happiness than living an authentic life.

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When Trauma Follows You to Work: Understanding PTSD

Have you ever felt a sudden rush of anxiety from the slam of a door or the tone of a conversation? Trauma doesn’t clock out when you clock in. From the unexpected shock of a car accident to the heartbreak of losing someone close, the aftermath of trauma can remain, locking your mind and body in a relentless state of alert. Dive deep into understanding how invisible scars of trauma and PTSD can echo in our daily lives, especially in the workplace. Discover the signs, coping methods, and how to advocate for your well-being at work.

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Mastering Motivation: The Science of Staying Driven at Work

Explore the inner workings of motivation and habit formation through the lens of neuroscience in this illuminating blog. Discover how to create a feedback loop that keeps your motivation engine running at full throttle, no matter what challenges lie ahead. Uncover the secrets to mastering motivation and achieving your goals.

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Maddox

Student Assistance Program (SAP) & Outpatient Counseling

Maddox*, an elementary-aged student, struggled with anger outbursts, physical aggression, and difficulties with problem-solving. After spending years off-and-on in therapy seeking treatment with various providers only to remark that “none seemed to want to listen,” Maddox’s parents sought SAP services through their district. 

Today, Maddox is completing his SAP sessions and moving towards outpatient counseling. He has reduced his anger outbursts and has learned skills to help him successfully navigate challenging days.

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