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Life Matters Resources

Upcoming Presentations

Boosting Staff Morale (Supervisors Only)

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 20 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Registration is free and required. Register here.

From time to time, you might find your staff suffering low morale. Budget cuts, declining profits and layoffs are often the culprits, but reorganizations, canceled projects and extended work schedules can contribute to a poor attitude as well. This session will help managers recognize low morale and offer suggestions to keep employees motivated and engaged. Content includes:

  • Signs of low morale
  • The cost of low morale
  • Causes of low morale
  • Tips for improving morale

Holiday Stress

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 4 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Registration is free and required. Register here.

Create a holiday season that is relaxed, fun and comfortable for you and your family. Learn to cope with the expectations, holiday blues and more. Content includes:

  • Holiday planning inventory and tasks
  • What kind of holiday do kids want?
  • Time and money saving gift tips
  • The loss of a loved one and the holidays
  • Tips for managing holiday stress
  • Holiday action plan

Interpersonal Communication

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Registration is free and required. Register here.

Listening is one of the most important communication skills in the workplace and in our personal lives. Learn more effective ways of communicating – and listening. Content includes:

  • Active listening skills that build rapport
  • Barriers to effective listening
  • Assertive communication

Expressing Anger: Do's and Don'ts

This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Registration is free and required. Register here.

Anger in itself is not negative, but how we express it can be. Anger is a normal emotion – just like being happy, sad, scared, etc. What is important about anger is what you do with it. Like we tell kids, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” Content includes:

  • Forces that can trigger anger
  • Negative effects on poor anger management
  • Three styles of expressing anger
  • Confronting anger and addressing the situation
  • Tips on reducing the amount of anger you feel

Art of Conscious Living

This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 17 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Registration is free and required. Register here.

Many of us are judged in life by how quickly we can get things done. Because of this, it is difficult to develop the mindset of slowing down, getting centered and getting focused. Content includes:

  • Control vs. letting go
  • The practice of mindfulness
  • Conscious breathing
  • Gentle stretching
  • Guided relaxation

Archived Presentations

The Stress-Sleep Correlation

View the archived webinar from Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Sleep is not optional – it is as important as food, water and breathing. Getting better sleep often requires making small changes to our daily routines. Content includes benefits of sleep; effects of sleep deprivation; common causes of poor sleep; and developing healthy sleep habits.

Living to Work or Working to Live: Finding Life Balance

View the archived webinar from Thursday, September 24, 2015.

We need to let go of the desire to achieve a perfect balance between work and family. In most cases, it is impossible and only causes more stress and guilt. However, there are things we can do to bridge the gap that exists between the two. Content includes achieving attainable goals; workplace time management tips; managing transition madness; time savers for the whole family; and tips for stress reduction.

Stress or Success: Thriving in a Chaotic World

View the archived webinar from Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

There is no magical cure for stress. However, this training can offer practical ideas on how to begin working to reduce stress right away as an overall lifestyle change. Content includes causes of stress, the art of resiliency, mindset and attitudes, habits and actions, connections and relationships, and using Life Matters.

Problem Solving

View the archived presentation from Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Identifying what type of thinker you (and those around you) are can lead to quicker problem solving. Learn your thought process as well as:

  • Steps in problem solving
  • The difference between an immediate and long term problem
  • How to develop possible solutions

Adapting to Workplace Change

View the archived presentation from March 3, 2015.

Although change happens in an instant, our adaptation to it can be a slow process during which we go through many transitions. Content includes common reactions to workplace change; the 4-stage transition process and what to expect; and ways to become more adaptable and cope with the stresses of change.

The Art of Decision Making

View the archived presentation from January 28, 2015.

A key to being success in both work and life is the ability to make solid decisions, but there are many barriers to this process. Learn to overcome these barriers.

Content includes qualities of effective decision makers; overcoming indecision; the decision making process; self-concept and decision making; and the importance of goals and values when making a decision.

Stress Management

View the archived presentation from December 4, 2014.

Stress in the workplace and at home is unavoidable. In this presentation, we will develop a general understanding of stress and learn ways to manage it. We will discuss the stages, causes, and symptoms of stress as well as tips and techniques for relaxation and self-care.

Crucial Conversations: How to Have a Difficult Conversation

View the archived presentation from October 28, 2014.

Crucial conversations are interpersonal exchanges at work or at home that we dread having but we know we cannot avoid. It’s never easy, but addressing difficult situations with others is an essential part of our success.

Co-Worker Communication: Handling Disagreements at Work

View the archived presentation from September 30, 2014.

Effective communication is essential to building and maintaining important relationships. Good communications skills are central to handling disagreements and resolving conflicts with your co-workers.

Life Matters Services Overview

View the archived presentation from May 20, 2014.

This presentation introduces services available through our new Employee Assistance Program, LifeMatters. View the slides from this presentation.

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