Let's Talk: Communication Skills for Couples


Good communication skills are key to any successful relationship and even more so for our closest relationships. Do you ever feel like you are unheard no matter how many times you try to explain yourself? Or perhaps you keep trying to discuss the same issue and end up arguing or simply sitting in silence?  Do you wish conversations with your partner could be more productive?
Effective communication is a skill we can learn. We will introduce you to intentional techniques that will help build and preserve a loving, respectful relationship.
During this session you will:
·        Learn to recognize common relationship challenges and communication patterns
·        Discuss methods to improve communication, reduce negative interactions, and manage conflicts
·        Explore the difference between criticisms and complaints and why it matters
·        Identify strategies for true listening in order to achieve understanding, reach a compromise, and successfully follow-up


Pathways to Joy: Focusing on What Matters


Positive Psychology is not about putting on a happy face that covers over our important life struggles. It is about diminishing our suffering by amplifying our authentic well-being. It is an evidenced-based approach for increasing our capacity for flourishing, and for fully appreciating our lives. People who have a higher ratio of “positivity” to “negativity” have more energy and better health. In this workshop, we will review several forms of positivity, such as well being,  meaning, engagement, humor and gratitude. We will talk about the value of knowing and practicing our signature strengths. We will end by exploring several ways to increase our positivity in daily life.


Feeding your Head


As stress and anxiety are becoming an increasingly common complaint, more and more research is supporting the concept that what you eat and how you feel are connected. This is especially true when it comes to your mental health, and in recognition of this, there is a new field of study called Nutritional Psychiatry.  In this session, participants will learn which nutrients and foods are particularly beneficial to help keep their brain healthy, relaxed and happy!


Five Techniques for Getting Deep Sleep


Whether you’re talking to a sleep physician or surfing the web, with very little effort you can recognize the importance of getting the right amount of sleep. People who are consistently well-rested have figured out the perfect quality and quantity balance to make them the type of sleepers we all envy. If you find yourself looking at your well-rested colleague or partner with resentment, this seminar explores the habits that help people to be consistently good sleepers.


Surviving and Thriving as a New Parent


It goes without saying: becoming a new parent is a major life change. Both men and women are at risk of postpartum depression. One in 5 women and 1 in 10 men struggle with postpartum mood disorders. By building support networks, finding ways to communicate needs and expectations, practicing self-care, and setting boundaries, employees can survive and thrive as new parents. In this workshop, employees will create self-care plans to build resilience and strong foundations, learn to set boundaries for family and work obligations, and recognize signs of postpartum depression and how to get help.


Live Program Overview


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), KGA, is a free, confidential service that provides counseling and work-life assistance to employees and adult household members. 
Learn how the EAP can save you stress, time and money by providing support for practical and personal issues. No problem is too big or too small, and no one will know you called.


‘Tis the Season: Practical Tips for Managing Holiday Stress


‘Tis the season for unrealistic expectations, hectic schedules, financial stress, unhealthy habits, and unpredictable (or perhaps quite predictable!) family dynamics. The heightened stress of the holiday season impacts 8 out of every 10 Americans, so ask yourself it really “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?” Perhaps your answer is an enthusiastic “yes”, a resounding “no”, or somewhere in between. Regardless of how you feel about the upcoming holidays, stress levels are higher for most people and this session will help you create a plan for a happy and healthy holiday season. 

Attendees will: 
  • Acknowledge both positive and negative aspects of the holidays 
  • Identify common sources of holiday stress 
  • Learn practical, realistic tips to reduce holiday stress 
  • Reflect on traditions – both old and new – and create meaningful moments 
  • Understand how self-care, realistic expectations, and simple pleasures can help you navigate the season 


Stress Reduction: Self-Care Tools that Can Meet ANY Moment


We all experience effects of stress, and our minds and bodies respond to this in profound ways.  This session provides an overview on tools available to you at any time to alleviate the stress response, including mindfulness, foundational as part of an effective brain training program. Join us as we explore solutions to help us to meet our lives with calmer and wiser responses, including proven practices to alleviate common feelings of “too much”.  Whatever you are experiencing, these are valuable tools for clarity and peace of mind.