Events

How to Support Those at Risk for Suicide

03/11/21

Presented by Samaritans
Community connectedness has a role to play in reducing the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness – a stigma which inhibits people from discussing their feelings and challenges. This connectedness is especially important during tough times like the COVID-19 pandemic, when individuals are isolated and under extraordinary stress. Break the silence and initiate conversation at an upcoming workshop on suicide prevention and mental health and wellness. You will leave the workshop with the skills and knowledge to better understand the specific challenges facing a variety of groups, and how to best help someone who may be struggling. During the workshop, you will learn how to:

· Learn how to ask directly about suicidal intent and
· How to best support those in crisis
· Recognize warning signs and risk factors of suicide
· Find resources to help yourself or a loved one
· Manage stress and develop effective coping skills through discussion, safety planning, and self-care

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Demystifying Social Security

04/15/21

One of the most critical financial decisions in your lifetime will be how and when to claim Social Security. Did you know that over 70% of Americans do not leverage the rules to get all the retirement benefits available to them? By not understanding the many complex rules surrounding Social Security you could leave thousands of dollars on the table. In this session, you will learn strategies to get the most from your Social Security benefits, including:
  • When to file for Social Security – the financial impact of filing early vs. full retirement age
  • What to consider when planning for spousal, survivor and divorced benefits
  • Buy-back strategies, reduction strategies and coordination with other retirement plans

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Thought Distortions: Don't Believe Everything You Think

05/11/21

Our thoughts often take on a life of their own and make challenging situations seem even
harder. This webinar will help you recognize common thought distortions. You’ll learn practical
tips for reframing negative thoughts and discover a 4-step process to challenge unhealthy,
limiting thoughts.

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Live Program Overview

06/09/21

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.

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Building Resilient Relationships: 3 Foundational Keys That Make Your Relationships Even Better

06/16/21

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Pathways to Joy

07/15/21

Positive Psychology is not about putting a happy face that covers over our important life struggles. It is about balancing suffering by amplifying our authentic well-being. It is an evidenced-based approach for increasing our capacity (or our clients’ 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 the workshop, we will use Focusing to review several forms of positivity, such as joy, gratitude, serenity, hope, awe and love and to personally explore a few different pillars of Joy, as defined by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Then we will reflect on positive defining moments in our lives that have elevated us or brought us greater connection. We will end by exploring how to have more of these transformative moments.

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Feeding your Head

08/12/21

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!

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Five Techniques for Getting Deep Sleep

09/16/21

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.

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Surviving and Thriving as a New Parent

10/12/21

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.

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Live Program Overview

10/13/21

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.

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‘Tis the Season: Practical Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

11/09/21

‘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 ...is 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 

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

12/08/21

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.

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