EAP Website : GuidanceResources Online
Company ID: SOKEAP
1-888-275-1205 (option 1)
ComPsych is the provider of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP). As part of the service agreement, they will be offering monthly workshops that provide valuable learning for employees, and can help increase visibility and utilization of the EAP benefit. EAP webinars are presented by ComPsych trainers. The duration is approximately 30-45 minutes. Registration is required.
NOTE: When registering for an EAP Webinar, please enter your 11-Character State Employee ID Number (Followed by EE for Employee or SP for Spouse) as your “Kansas ID” to ensure you receive your complimentary HealthQuest credit.
Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life
The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience.
In many ways people are largely unaware of our present moment, and often operate on “auto-pilot” to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation. Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment, we automatically begin to daydream about others, plan/worry about the future or ruminate about the past. We miss living in the present moment because we fail to pay attention to it.
Mindfulness is about waking up to the present moment and paying attention to our experience. Learning mindfulness is not difficult; however, it is difficult to remember to do it. This training discusses mindfulness and how to incorporate its practice into your life.
Gratitude: A Skill for Happier Living
Gratitude is a skill anyone can learn as an alternative to regret and fear. We can focus on the positive elements of our lives with a few simple practices. Providing sincere compliments can help us build relationships and be grateful for others. Rather than being grateful because we “ought to,” we can choose gratitude as a way of looking forward to each day.
Rewards and Challenges of the Blended Family
With more than half of all marriages ending in divorce, and the majority of divorced individuals finding new partners, the number of blended families is growing. This type of situation can create a range of challenging issues, both practical and emotional. Patience, understanding and open communication can help make the transition smoother for everyone.