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Wellbeing Programs for 2021

The Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program offers educational programs on a variety of topics. These webinars and seminars are open to employees and professional staff from Mass General Brigham entities, IHP Students, and household members. EAP Seminars are not open to the general public.

To register for our webinars, click on the registration link following each description. If you are having trouble registering, please call 1-866-724-4327.

 

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Taking Care of You

In theory, we all know the things we need to do to take care of ourselves. However, sometimes we can’t break unhealthy patterns or don’t know the right path to minimize stress and maximize health, mentally, physically and emotionally. This is especially true during stressful times. Below are some webinars for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing stress.

Success with Stress: 30 Minute Yoga at Your Desk Register Now!
03/16/2021
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm
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This lively 30 minute webinar offers a refreshing breathing technique, stretches and awareness of proper body alignment to focus your mind and restore your balance. All attire is welcome but clothing that does not constrict the waist is best.
Presented by Lisa Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Counselor, Yoga Teacher.

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Success with Stress: 30 Minute Yoga at Your Desk
March 16, 2021 12:00 pm — 12:30 pm More

This lively 30 minute webinar offers a refreshing breathing technique, stretches and awareness of proper body alignment to focus your mind and restore your balance. All attire is welcome but clothing that does not constrict the waist is best.
Presented by Lisa Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Counselor, Yoga Teacher.

Stress Getting to You? Ways to Keep Calm: Addressing Anxiety and Grief Watch Now!
01/12/2021
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Political conflict and COVID concerns can leave us feeling unsure about the future. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help you stay well during these times of stress and uncertainty.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. As a Senior EAP Consultant he provides EAP services to employees and he has designed and delivered training for employees and managers on a range of subjects.

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Stress Getting to You? Ways to Keep Calm: Addressing Anxiety and Grief
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
January 12, 2021 More

Political conflict and COVID concerns can leave us feeling unsure about the future. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help you stay well during these times of stress and uncertainty.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. As a Senior EAP Consultant he provides EAP services to employees and he has designed and delivered training for employees and managers on a range of subjects.

Moving More: Ways to Combat a Sedentary Lifestyle Watch Now!
01/20/2021
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Physical inactivity is widely recognized as being linked to several adverse health complaints. A significant contributory factor of this trend is employees now frequently working full time in physically inactive jobs and spending most of their time sitting down. As such, it is vital that people play an active role in combatting these adverse effects by take steps to become more active. This can enhance personal health by reducing stress and musculoskeletal disorders, two of the primary concerns associated with sickness absence.

Presented by EAP

 

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Moving More: Ways to Combat a Sedentary Lifestyle
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
January 20, 2021 More

Physical inactivity is widely recognized as being linked to several adverse health complaints. A significant contributory factor of this trend is employees now frequently working full time in physically inactive jobs and spending most of their time sitting down. As such, it is vital that people play an active role in combatting these adverse effects by take steps to become more active. This can enhance personal health by reducing stress and musculoskeletal disorders, two of the primary concerns associated with sickness absence.

Presented by EAP

 

Get Your Best Sleep (60 minutes) Watch Now!
10/21/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This webinar will briefly review the biological regulation of sleep, the most common causes of sleep disturbance and the various methods to help you get your best sleep.

Presented by Dr. John Winkelman, MD, PhD

Dr. Winkelman is Chief of Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Get Your Best Sleep (60 minutes)
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 21, 2020 More

This webinar will briefly review the biological regulation of sleep, the most common causes of sleep disturbance and the various methods to help you get your best sleep.

Presented by Dr. John Winkelman, MD, PhD

Dr. Winkelman is Chief of Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

EAP Webinar: The Benefits of Gratitude During COVID-19 Watch Now!
12/10/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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We are experiencing un-chartered and challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic understandably has led to fear, stress and fatigue. Focusing on gratitude — recognizing and appreciating what is valuable and meaningful to you — is one option within our control that might help in facing some burdens of the Pandemic. This webinar will discuss the mutual benefits of gratitude and offer some practical tools to help build resiliency through practicing gratitude as we enter 2021.

Presented by Stacey J. Drubner, JD, MSW, MPH

Stacey is a health care quality consultant and currently does special projects for the Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program. Previously, she was the Senior Director of Quality and Safety for Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health. She has a specialty in health care management and policy, with a focus on quality improvement and patient safety, and integrating behavioral health with medicine across the care continuum.  She is a graduate of Emory University, Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Social Work and The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

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EAP Webinar: The Benefits of Gratitude During COVID-19
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
December 10, 2020 More

We are experiencing un-chartered and challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic understandably has led to fear, stress and fatigue. Focusing on gratitude — recognizing and appreciating what is valuable and meaningful to you — is one option within our control that might help in facing some burdens of the Pandemic. This webinar will discuss the mutual benefits of gratitude and offer some practical tools to help build resiliency through practicing gratitude as we enter 2021.

Presented by Stacey J. Drubner, JD, MSW, MPH

Stacey is a health care quality consultant and currently does special projects for the Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program. Previously, she was the Senior Director of Quality and Safety for Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health. She has a specialty in health care management and policy, with a focus on quality improvement and patient safety, and integrating behavioral health with medicine across the care continuum.  She is a graduate of Emory University, Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Social Work and The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Thriving in a Busy World (60 minutes) Watch Now!
09/08/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Life can be very challenging as commitments at home and work compete for our time and energy. This EAP seminar helps employees identify healthy ways to manage competing priorities and enhance self-care.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Thriving in a Busy World (60 minutes)
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
September 8, 2020 More

Life can be very challenging as commitments at home and work compete for our time and energy. This EAP seminar helps employees identify healthy ways to manage competing priorities and enhance self-care.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Switching Off: Preventing Digital Burnout Watch Now!
10/01/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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The pandemic has transformed working behaviors, compelling workers to be plugged in 24/7 and increasing stress, anxiety and burnout. This thought-provoking and innovative seminar will provide attendees with insight into how failing to switch off both digitally and mentally poses a very real risk to your mental health.

Presented by EAP

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Switching Off: Preventing Digital Burnout
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 1, 2020 More

The pandemic has transformed working behaviors, compelling workers to be plugged in 24/7 and increasing stress, anxiety and burnout. This thought-provoking and innovative seminar will provide attendees with insight into how failing to switch off both digitally and mentally poses a very real risk to your mental health.

Presented by EAP

How to Stay Healthy While Working Remotely Watch Now!
10/28/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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The pandemic has forced many of us to abruptly shift into the new world of remote work. This has caused disruptions to our personal and family routines and challenged our ability to maintain a work/life balance. For others it has been difficult to manage the isolation and lack of connection to their colleagues. Join this interactive webinar to learn ways to manage the “new normal” of remote work and gain tools for you and your team to increase your wellbeing.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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How to Stay Healthy While Working Remotely
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 28, 2020 More

The pandemic has forced many of us to abruptly shift into the new world of remote work. This has caused disruptions to our personal and family routines and challenged our ability to maintain a work/life balance. For others it has been difficult to manage the isolation and lack of connection to their colleagues. Join this interactive webinar to learn ways to manage the “new normal” of remote work and gain tools for you and your team to increase your wellbeing.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Mindfulness in the Workplace Watch Now!
05/19/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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During this 30 minute webinar participants will learn practices to develop body and breath awareness, loving-kindness and compassion accompanied by soft music. Meditation helps you improve your focus and concentration, feel more grounded and centered, increase compassion for yourself and others. It can enhance your creativity and appreciation for daily life experiences. Although designed for the workplace, clothing that doesn’t constrict the waist, and wear shoes that can be slipped off are best. All attire is welcome.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Watch Now!
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
May 19, 2020 More

During this 30 minute webinar participants will learn practices to develop body and breath awareness, loving-kindness and compassion accompanied by soft music. Meditation helps you improve your focus and concentration, feel more grounded and centered, increase compassion for yourself and others. It can enhance your creativity and appreciation for daily life experiences. Although designed for the workplace, clothing that doesn’t constrict the waist, and wear shoes that can be slipped off are best. All attire is welcome.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

R U OK? Watch Now!
11/04/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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In our world today so many people are simply not okay. It’s more important than ever to check-in with colleagues to see how they are doing and to let them know we are here for them. How do we do this in the age of Zoom and face masks? Using the RUOK? Mental Health Awareness framework, this presentation will guide you through why, when and how to approach a colleague about whom you have concern, so that you feel equipped to respond.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant & Shira Davis, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Shira is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University. She is the EAP Liaison to McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the EAP in 2018, Shira was an EAP Consultant at AllOne EAP in Natick, MA . She is an active member of the Boston Medical Reserve Corps and was deployed by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shira brings over 13 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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R U OK?
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
November 4, 2020 More

In our world today so many people are simply not okay. It’s more important than ever to check-in with colleagues to see how they are doing and to let them know we are here for them. How do we do this in the age of Zoom and face masks? Using the RUOK? Mental Health Awareness framework, this presentation will guide you through why, when and how to approach a colleague about whom you have concern, so that you feel equipped to respond.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant & Shira Davis, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Shira is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University. She is the EAP Liaison to McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the EAP in 2018, Shira was an EAP Consultant at AllOne EAP in Natick, MA . She is an active member of the Boston Medical Reserve Corps and was deployed by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shira brings over 13 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management Watch Now!
10/14/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Managing our time has created new challenges since the start of COVID-19. For many it means working from home and trying to be efficient with multiple distractions. This session will explain the time management process, how to delegate effectively and the characteristics of effective time managers.

Presented by EAP

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Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 14, 2020 More

Managing our time has created new challenges since the start of COVID-19. For many it means working from home and trying to be efficient with multiple distractions. This session will explain the time management process, how to delegate effectively and the characteristics of effective time managers.

Presented by EAP

Managing Grief and Anxiety during COVID-19 Watch Now!
11/05/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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The seminar will address the impact of anxiety along with grief and loss. Employees will gain a better understanding of these issues and learn effective strategies that they can use as self-care. Resources that address anxiety and grief will be identified.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons College. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining the EAP in 2004, Lenny was the EAP Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. He is a founding member of MGH Men Against Abuse. Lenny brings expertise in disabilities inclusion and over 41 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Watch Now!
Managing Grief and Anxiety during COVID-19
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
November 5, 2020 More

The seminar will address the impact of anxiety along with grief and loss. Employees will gain a better understanding of these issues and learn effective strategies that they can use as self-care. Resources that address anxiety and grief will be identified.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons College. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining the EAP in 2004, Lenny was the EAP Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. He is a founding member of MGH Men Against Abuse. Lenny brings expertise in disabilities inclusion and over 41 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Yoga at Your Desk (30 minutes) Watch Now!
04/21/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This lively 30 minute webinar will offer a cooling breathing technique, refreshing stretches, and meditation to relax, build proper body alignment and awareness, focus the mind, and nourish and restore your balance. Although movement exercises are designed for people who work, try to wear clothing that does not constrict the waist and shoes that can be slipped off or are comfortable to walk in. All attire is welcome.

Presented by Lisa Goss Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior EAP Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a master’s degree from Boston University. She is the EAP Liaison to AllWays Health Partners, MGH Institute of Health Professions and the MGH Research Community, provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and counsels clients in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Lisa was the Clinical Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and brings over 36 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Yoga at Your Desk (30 minutes)
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
April 21, 2020 More

This lively 30 minute webinar will offer a cooling breathing technique, refreshing stretches, and meditation to relax, build proper body alignment and awareness, focus the mind, and nourish and restore your balance. Although movement exercises are designed for people who work, try to wear clothing that does not constrict the waist and shoes that can be slipped off or are comfortable to walk in. All attire is welcome.

Presented by Lisa Goss Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior EAP Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a master’s degree from Boston University. She is the EAP Liaison to AllWays Health Partners, MGH Institute of Health Professions and the MGH Research Community, provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and counsels clients in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Lisa was the Clinical Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and brings over 36 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

A Personal Guide to Building Resiliency and Coping with Change Watch Now!
04/28/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Learn strategies to remain resilient and healthy through all the ups and downs life has to offer, from a new baby or a job promotion, to illness or divorce. When we are resilient, we are able to adjust quickly to new conditions, change our personal direction if required, and incorporate every life event more smoothly into our lives. This seminar will empower you to become more resilient as you learn to identify the traits of resilient people and understand the role of your thoughts and perception in shaping your response to life’s joys and challenges.

Presented by EAP

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A Personal Guide to Building Resiliency and Coping with Change
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
April 28, 2020 More

Learn strategies to remain resilient and healthy through all the ups and downs life has to offer, from a new baby or a job promotion, to illness or divorce. When we are resilient, we are able to adjust quickly to new conditions, change our personal direction if required, and incorporate every life event more smoothly into our lives. This seminar will empower you to become more resilient as you learn to identify the traits of resilient people and understand the role of your thoughts and perception in shaping your response to life’s joys and challenges.

Presented by EAP

Relaxation Techniques in the Workplace Watch Now!
06/23/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of work to regroup and refocus. This seminar will cover stress busters, breath awareness, safe stretching to relieve tension, and correct posture for sitting and standing. During this session, you will experience relaxation techniques and come away feeling refreshed, with a new focus on relaxation.

Presented by EAP

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Relaxation Techniques in the Workplace
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
June 23, 2020 More

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of work to regroup and refocus. This seminar will cover stress busters, breath awareness, safe stretching to relieve tension, and correct posture for sitting and standing. During this session, you will experience relaxation techniques and come away feeling refreshed, with a new focus on relaxation.

Presented by EAP

10 Minute Stress and Resilience Sessions

Below are some webinar recordings of relaxation techniques presented by EAP Staff and others.

Belly Breathing Watch Now!
05/04/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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A ten-minute practice to help you become aware of your breath and relax.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

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Belly Breathing
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
May 4, 2020 More

A ten-minute practice to help you become aware of your breath and relax.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

Sitting Meditation Watch Now!
05/06/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Take a brief break for a quiet and simple meditation practice.

Presented by Shira Davis, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Shira is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University. She is the EAP Liaison to McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the EAP in 2018, Shira was an EAP Consultant at AllOne EAP in Natick, MA . She is an active member of the Boston Medical Reserve Corps and was deployed by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shira brings over 13 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Sitting Meditation
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
May 6, 2020 More

Take a brief break for a quiet and simple meditation practice.

Presented by Shira Davis, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Shira is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University. She is the EAP Liaison to McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the EAP in 2018, Shira was an EAP Consultant at AllOne EAP in Natick, MA . She is an active member of the Boston Medical Reserve Corps and was deployed by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shira brings over 13 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Relaxation & Laughter Watch Now!
09/01/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Humor and laughter are important ways we can cope with daily stressors. In this brief session we practice laughing in various ways.

Presented by Shira Davis, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Shira is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University. She is the EAP Liaison to McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the EAP in 2018, Shira was an EAP Consultant at AllOne EAP in Natick, MA . She is an active member of the Boston Medical Reserve Corps and was deployed by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shira brings over 13 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Relaxation & Laughter
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
September 1, 2020 More

Humor and laughter are important ways we can cope with daily stressors. In this brief session we practice laughing in various ways.

Presented by Shira Davis, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Shira is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University. She is the EAP Liaison to McLean Hospital. Prior to joining the EAP in 2018, Shira was an EAP Consultant at AllOne EAP in Natick, MA . She is an active member of the Boston Medical Reserve Corps and was deployed by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps in the 2012 aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Shira brings over 13 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Ocean Breath Meditation Watch Now!
02/23/2021
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Presented by Sandy Lyall, LMHC, NCC, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Sandy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Board-Certified Counselor, and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Springfield College. She is the EAP Support Services Liaison to the Office for Mediation, Coaching, Ombuds and Support Services (OMCOSS) at BWH. Prior to joining the EAP in 2020, she was the Director of the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare EAP in Tallahassee FL. She brings expertise in disability and leave management, and over 29 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Ocean Breath Meditation
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
February 23, 2021 More

Presented by Sandy Lyall, LMHC, NCC, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Sandy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Board-Certified Counselor, and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Springfield College. She is the EAP Support Services Liaison to the Office for Mediation, Coaching, Ombuds and Support Services (OMCOSS) at BWH. Prior to joining the EAP in 2020, she was the Director of the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare EAP in Tallahassee FL. She brings expertise in disability and leave management, and over 29 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Hand Meditation Watch Now!
08/07/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Feel grounded and centered with an exercise focusing on your hands.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Hand Meditation
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
August 7, 2020 More

Feel grounded and centered with an exercise focusing on your hands.

Presented by Cate Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Guided Meditation - A Walk in the Woods Watch Now!
07/21/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Relax and visualize a walk in the woods, letting go of stress and anxiety.

Presented by Lisa Goss Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior EAP Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a master’s degree from Boston University. She is the EAP Liaison to AllWays Health Partners, MGH Institute of Health Professions and the MGH Research Community, provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and counsels clients in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Lisa was the Clinical Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and brings over 36 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Guided Meditation - A Walk in the Woods
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
July 21, 2020 More

Relax and visualize a walk in the woods, letting go of stress and anxiety.

Presented by Lisa Goss Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior EAP Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a master’s degree from Boston University. She is the EAP Liaison to AllWays Health Partners, MGH Institute of Health Professions and the MGH Research Community, provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and counsels clients in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Lisa was the Clinical Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and brings over 36 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Rainbow Meditation Watch Now!
05/22/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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You will be guided through a visualization exercise involving all the colors of the rainbow.

Presented by Lisa Goss Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior EAP Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a master’s degree from Boston University. She is the EAP Liaison to AllWays Health Partners, MGH Institute of Health Professions and the MGH Research Community, provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and counsels clients in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Lisa was the Clinical Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and brings over 36 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

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Rainbow Meditation
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
May 22, 2020 More

You will be guided through a visualization exercise involving all the colors of the rainbow.

Presented by Lisa Goss Staffiere, LICSW, CEAP, RYT, Senior EAP Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a master’s degree from Boston University. She is the EAP Liaison to AllWays Health Partners, MGH Institute of Health Professions and the MGH Research Community, provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and counsels clients in English, Spanish and French. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Lisa was the Clinical Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and brings over 36 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

Meditation Technique - Smile and be Happy Watch Now!
08/19/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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An exercise to help increase your positive feelings.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Meditation Technique - Smile and be Happy
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
August 19, 2020 More

An exercise to help increase your positive feelings.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Parenting

Parenting is a very rewarding experience, but there are times when any parent may want to seek guidance on issues related to raising children. Below are some educational webinars on parenting topics.

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health Watch Now!
10/09/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Isolation and anxiety have impacted almost all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family members are often the first to notice if a child is having problems with emotions or behavior. This session aims to help attendees recognize the signs and provide the right support to a child, which can lead to diagnosis and treatment.

Presented by EAP

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Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 9, 2020 More

Isolation and anxiety have impacted almost all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family members are often the first to notice if a child is having problems with emotions or behavior. This session aims to help attendees recognize the signs and provide the right support to a child, which can lead to diagnosis and treatment.

Presented by EAP

Meet Your Teen Watch Now!
09/29/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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The seminar explores the profound physical, emotional, and intellectual changes teens experience. You’ll learn that teens’ criticism of parental values, their willingness to try out risky behaviors, and their desire to follow peer and media trends are a normal part of establishing their own identity. The seminar will also lead you through an analysis of parenting styles as you consider the impact of each style on the maturing teen.

Note: You will be prompted to register to view this video via the “watch now” link.

Presented by EAP

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Meet Your Teen
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
September 29, 2020 More

The seminar explores the profound physical, emotional, and intellectual changes teens experience. You’ll learn that teens’ criticism of parental values, their willingness to try out risky behaviors, and their desire to follow peer and media trends are a normal part of establishing their own identity. The seminar will also lead you through an analysis of parenting styles as you consider the impact of each style on the maturing teen.

Note: You will be prompted to register to view this video via the “watch now” link.

Presented by EAP

Nourishing Your Newborn Watch Now!
10/06/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Studies show that breastfeeding decreases illness in infants and reduces health risks in mothers. Come and learn the “latest and greatest” on breastfeeding.

Presented by Marianne Pastore, RN, IBCLC, MGH Lactation Consultant

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Nourishing Your Newborn
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 6, 2020 More

Studies show that breastfeeding decreases illness in infants and reduces health risks in mothers. Come and learn the “latest and greatest” on breastfeeding.

Presented by Marianne Pastore, RN, IBCLC, MGH Lactation Consultant

Working and Breastfeeding Watch Now!
11/03/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Studies show that breastfeeding reduces health care costs, and also reduces the amount of time new parents miss from work. This 60-minute presentation will provide expectant and nursing employees with information on how to maintain breastfeeding when returning to work. Topics will include choosing a breast pump, storing breast milk, and employee lactation services.

Presented by Marianne Pastore, RN, IBCLC, MGH Lactation Consultant

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Working and Breastfeeding
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
November 3, 2020 More

Studies show that breastfeeding reduces health care costs, and also reduces the amount of time new parents miss from work. This 60-minute presentation will provide expectant and nursing employees with information on how to maintain breastfeeding when returning to work. Topics will include choosing a breast pump, storing breast milk, and employee lactation services.

Presented by Marianne Pastore, RN, IBCLC, MGH Lactation Consultant

Eldercare

Dealing with the challenges of eldercare can be complicated and overwhelming for all involved. Below are some links to some helpful eldercare resources. Below are some educational webinars on eldercare topics.

Eldercare - Caring for Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Watch Now!
01/28/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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14.9 million adult family caregivers care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia; it is no wonder that caregivers throughout the nation may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed in their attempt to assist an older loved one. Understand that you are not alone. This session will serve as a “road map” or “GPS” to help you begin to navigate through this – from recognizing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and assessing your loved one’s care needs to support yourself and your loved one.

Presented by EAP

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Eldercare - Caring for Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
January 28, 2020 More

14.9 million adult family caregivers care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia; it is no wonder that caregivers throughout the nation may be feeling stressed and overwhelmed in their attempt to assist an older loved one. Understand that you are not alone. This session will serve as a “road map” or “GPS” to help you begin to navigate through this – from recognizing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and assessing your loved one’s care needs to support yourself and your loved one.

Presented by EAP

Changing Relationships: You and Your Aging Parents Watch Now!
04/14/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Learn how to communicate more calmly and productively with aging parents who can no longer live independently. Most adult children find it difficult to talk to parents about their decline in physical and mental abilities, outside care services they may need, and the possibility of new living arrangements. To make this process easier, this seminar will help you with these conversations.

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Changing Relationships: You and Your Aging Parents
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
April 14, 2020 More

Learn how to communicate more calmly and productively with aging parents who can no longer live independently. Most adult children find it difficult to talk to parents about their decline in physical and mental abilities, outside care services they may need, and the possibility of new living arrangements. To make this process easier, this seminar will help you with these conversations.

Relationships

There are many important connections in our lives. Relationships can be very fulfilling, but also challenging at times. Below are some webinars related to establishing and maintaining health relationships.

"You Make me so Mad" - Understanding Anger and how to Manage it Watch Now!
10/27/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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According to AAA, “at least 1,500 people a year are seriously injured or killed in senseless traffic disputes.” Road rage, rude service encounters and violence in the workplace are on the rise. Why is everyone so angry? Learn about the causes of anger and how to manage it.

Presented by EAP

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"You Make me so Mad" - Understanding Anger and how to Manage it
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 27, 2020 More

According to AAA, “at least 1,500 people a year are seriously injured or killed in senseless traffic disputes.” Road rage, rude service encounters and violence in the workplace are on the rise. Why is everyone so angry? Learn about the causes of anger and how to manage it.

Presented by EAP

Relationships - Identifying Signs of Addiction in a Loved One Watch Now!
02/25/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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There are key signs to consider if you think a loved one may have an addiction. This session will provide an overview to this complex situation and options to consider when looking for help.

When you leave this session you should be able to
• Define addiction
• Identify common signs and behaviors of addiction
• Discuss tips for having a conversation with the loved one
• Locate options for obtaining help for both the loved one and yourself

Presented by EAP

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Relationships - Identifying Signs of Addiction in a Loved One
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
February 25, 2020 More

There are key signs to consider if you think a loved one may have an addiction. This session will provide an overview to this complex situation and options to consider when looking for help.

When you leave this session you should be able to
• Define addiction
• Identify common signs and behaviors of addiction
• Discuss tips for having a conversation with the loved one
• Locate options for obtaining help for both the loved one and yourself

Presented by EAP

Relationships - The Art of Conflict Resolution Watch Now!
03/31/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Conflict is inevitable. During this session we will be exploring different types of conflict and identifying conflict management styles. You will gain an understanding of the role of communication during conflict and learn to connect conflict management styles with a variety of personality types.

Presented by EAP

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Relationships - The Art of Conflict Resolution
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
March 31, 2020 More

Conflict is inevitable. During this session we will be exploring different types of conflict and identifying conflict management styles. You will gain an understanding of the role of communication during conflict and learn to connect conflict management styles with a variety of personality types.

Presented by EAP

Dealing with Difficult People Watch Now!
07/28/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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While many people we encounter may be pleasant to interact with, others can be extremely challenging. In some instances, the situation may escalate into disruptive behavior, and possibly even more than that. Learn strategies to remain cool and collected when dealing with a challenging or difficult person.

Presented by EAP

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Dealing with Difficult People
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
July 28, 2020 More

While many people we encounter may be pleasant to interact with, others can be extremely challenging. In some instances, the situation may escalate into disruptive behavior, and possibly even more than that. Learn strategies to remain cool and collected when dealing with a challenging or difficult person.

Presented by EAP

Financial Education

Navigating finances can sometimes be complicated and even intimidating. Whether you are having financial difficulties or want to anticipate future needs, the best plan is to have a plan. Below are some educational webinars on Financial topics. The EAP can help you assess how to resolve financial problems and approach financial planning.

Comparing Award Letters Register Now!
03/24/2021
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Time to decide which college to attend! Join us to calculate your total costs and compare award letters from different colleges.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

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Comparing Award Letters
March 24, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm More

Time to decide which college to attend! Join us to calculate your total costs and compare award letters from different colleges.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

Student Loan Repayment & Refinancing Register Now!
04/14/2021
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Learn how to strategize repaying and refinancing federal and private student loans. Public Service Loan Forgiveness will also be discussed.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

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Student Loan Repayment & Refinancing
April 14, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm More

Learn how to strategize repaying and refinancing federal and private student loans. Public Service Loan Forgiveness will also be discussed.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

Credit Scores & Reports Register Now!
08/11/2021
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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A high credit score saves you money and helps you reach financial freedom. In this course, we’ll discuss credit reports and scores, as well as choosing a credit card that’s right for you.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

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Credit Scores & Reports
August 11, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm More

A high credit score saves you money and helps you reach financial freedom. In this course, we’ll discuss credit reports and scores, as well as choosing a credit card that’s right for you.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

College Financial Aid & Financing Register Now!
09/22/2021
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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The college financial aid process can be complex. This webinar will explain how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other financial forms. It will also help you understand how the college financial aid system works; it will explain student loans and provide tips and strategies for financing your dependents’ (or your) college education.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

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College Financial Aid & Financing
September 22, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm More

The college financial aid process can be complex. This webinar will explain how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other financial forms. It will also help you understand how the college financial aid system works; it will explain student loans and provide tips and strategies for financing your dependents’ (or your) college education.

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Financial Education Services Specialist for Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

Minding Your Money: A Guide to Smart Money Management Register Now!
10/27/2021
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Knowing your “money personality” can help you reach your financial goals. Learn behavioral science tips from the money experts at GreenPath Financial Wellness.

Presented by EAP

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Minding Your Money: A Guide to Smart Money Management
October 27, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm More

Knowing your “money personality” can help you reach your financial goals. Learn behavioral science tips from the money experts at GreenPath Financial Wellness.

Presented by EAP

Managing Finances During the COVID-19 Pandemic Watch Now!
04/29/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Join us for a one-hour webinar to talk more about financial resources to support you and your families during these times. There will be time to answer any questions you might have about finances during the pandemic.​

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Migdalia is a Financial Education Services Specialist at Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

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Managing Finances During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
April 29, 2020 More

Join us for a one-hour webinar to talk more about financial resources to support you and your families during these times. There will be time to answer any questions you might have about finances during the pandemic.​

Presented by Migdalia Gomez

Migdalia is a Financial Education Services Specialist at Harvard University Employee Credit Union (HUECU).

Managing Income and Expenses during a Crisis Watch Now!
09/25/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Learn the importance of creating and using a budget when living on less income and increasing expenses due to unexpected income changes, how to use credit wisely and when to communicate with creditors.

Presented by Clete Thomas

Clete works as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) for RTN Federal Credit Union.

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Managing Income and Expenses during a Crisis
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
September 25, 2020 More

Learn the importance of creating and using a budget when living on less income and increasing expenses due to unexpected income changes, how to use credit wisely and when to communicate with creditors.

Presented by Clete Thomas

Clete works as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) for RTN Federal Credit Union.

Keeping Debt Under Control during a Crisis Watch Now!
10/02/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This workshop examines how to prioritize debt when income changes, how to identify the warning signs of overwhelming debt and explores options to reduce debt.

Presented by Clete Thomas

Clete works as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) for RTN Federal Credit Union.

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Keeping Debt Under Control during a Crisis
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 2, 2020 More

This workshop examines how to prioritize debt when income changes, how to identify the warning signs of overwhelming debt and explores options to reduce debt.

Presented by Clete Thomas

Clete works as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) for RTN Federal Credit Union.

Identity Theft during a Pandemic Watch Now!
10/07/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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Participants will learn the most common and current methods used by scammers and the ways you can protect yourself from this fast-growing crime.

Presented by Clete Thomas

Clete works as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) for RTN Federal Credit Union.

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Identity Theft during a Pandemic
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 7, 2020 More

Participants will learn the most common and current methods used by scammers and the ways you can protect yourself from this fast-growing crime.

Presented by Clete Thomas

Clete works as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) for RTN Federal Credit Union.

Manager Training

The Mass General Brigham EAP provides a number of services to assist those in managerial roles to help the workforce to thrive. EAP consultation and referral services are complemented by a variety of educational offerings. Some webinars are part of a planned series of trainings and some are tailored to adapt to system needs and cultural shifts.

Managing the Impact of Critical Incidents: Helping Build Workplace Resilience Register Now!
03/31/2021
12:00 pm — 12:45 pm
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This webinar was created to help managers handle the impact of critical incidents. It’s designed to provide support to leadership so they can help employees. It will provide guidance on how to create a culture of psychological safety, on how to maintaining productivity, on returning-to-work and staying-at-work.
Presented by: Allison Lily, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Director

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Managing the Impact of Critical Incidents: Helping Build Workplace Resilience
March 31, 2021 12:00 pm — 12:45 pm More

This webinar was created to help managers handle the impact of critical incidents. It’s designed to provide support to leadership so they can help employees. It will provide guidance on how to create a culture of psychological safety, on how to maintaining productivity, on returning-to-work and staying-at-work.
Presented by: Allison Lily, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Director

What Every Manager Should Know about the EAP: A Work&Life Resource Register Now!
04/29/2021
12:00 am — 1:00 pm
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This 60 minute webinar is specifically designed to help managers and supervisors to respond to distressed employees. This training will provide information to managers and supervisors on how to recommend the EAP to an employee and will review how the EAP can help an employee or their immediate household members.

Register Now!
What Every Manager Should Know about the EAP: A Work&Life Resource
April 29, 2021 12:00 am — 1:00 pm More

This 60 minute webinar is specifically designed to help managers and supervisors to respond to distressed employees. This training will provide information to managers and supervisors on how to recommend the EAP to an employee and will review how the EAP can help an employee or their immediate household members.

Manager Training - Recognizing Anxiety During COVID-19 Watch Now!
10/14/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This webinar focuses on the anxiety and fears that employees are experiencing. It will educate managers about these challenging emotions and how to empower employees to be more resilient and to care for themselves. Tools and resources will be provided to help managers support employees experiencing challenging emotions.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons College. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining the EAP in 2004, Lenny was the EAP Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. He is a founding member of MGH Men Against Abuse. Lenny brings expertise in disabilities inclusion and over 41 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Manager Training - Recognizing Anxiety During COVID-19
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
October 14, 2020 More

This webinar focuses on the anxiety and fears that employees are experiencing. It will educate managers about these challenging emotions and how to empower employees to be more resilient and to care for themselves. Tools and resources will be provided to help managers support employees experiencing challenging emotions.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons College. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining the EAP in 2004, Lenny was the EAP Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. He is a founding member of MGH Men Against Abuse. Lenny brings expertise in disabilities inclusion and over 41 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Manager Training - Understanding Stress and Building Resiliency in the Workplace Watch Now!
11/12/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This webinar will focus on how to support yourself and your employees in enhancing stress resilience during periods of emotional unease or distress. Join us for this session to learn a variety of techniques.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant and Sandy Lyall, LMHC, CEAP, Sr. EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

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Manager Training - Understanding Stress and Building Resiliency in the Workplace
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
November 12, 2020 More

This webinar will focus on how to support yourself and your employees in enhancing stress resilience during periods of emotional unease or distress. Join us for this session to learn a variety of techniques.

Presented by Susannah Colby, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Consultant and Sandy Lyall, LMHC, CEAP, Sr. EAP Consultant

Susannah is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons University. She is the EAP Liaison for Mass Eye & Ear. She also provides short term counselling to medical residents through the GME Training Assistance Program, and is a state-certified rape crisis counselor. Prior to joining the EAP in 2016, she was an Outpatient Clinician at Spectrum Health Systems in Saugus, MA. Susannah brings over 8 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Manager Training - Understanding Employee Grief and Loss During COVID-19 Watch Now!
11/05/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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During this webinar managers and supervisors will learn about the widespread impact of grief and loss related to COVID-19. This training will provide attendees with skills to respond with empathy and identify resources to help employees to stay on track at work.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons College. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining the EAP in 2004, Lenny was the EAP Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. He is a founding member of MGH Men Against Abuse. Lenny brings expertise in disabilities inclusion and over 41 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

Watch Now!
Manager Training - Understanding Employee Grief and Loss During COVID-19
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
November 5, 2020 More

During this webinar managers and supervisors will learn about the widespread impact of grief and loss related to COVID-19. This training will provide attendees with skills to respond with empathy and identify resources to help employees to stay on track at work.

Presented by Lenny DeBenedictis, LICSW, CEAP, Senior EAP Consultant

Lenny is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree from Simmons College. He is the EAP Liaison to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining the EAP in 2004, Lenny was the EAP Director at Family Service, Inc. in Lawrence, MA. He is a founding member of MGH Men Against Abuse. Lenny brings expertise in disabilities inclusion and over 41 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

What Every Manager Should Know about the EAP: A Work & Life Resource Watch Now!
09/15/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This 60 minute webinar is specifically designed to help managers and supervisors to respond to distressed employees. This training will provide information to managers and supervisors on how to recommend the EAP to an employee and reviews how the EAP can help an employee or their immediate household member.

Presented by Henrietta Menco, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Sr. Clinical Manager

Henri is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College. Henrietta (Henri) manages the clinical supervision and quality processes of the EAP. Over the years her work has been devoted to working with employees in health care systems and to developing innovative ways to meet the needs of this population. She speaks nationally on EAP ethics, management consultation services and program outcome and evaluation measures. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Henri was the Director of the Mount Auburn Hospital EAP and Occupational Health Department. She provides expertise in program and policy development, individual and group crisis response services following critical incidents, accreditation and continuous quality improvement, and EAP ethics, and brings over 38 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

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What Every Manager Should Know about the EAP: A Work & Life Resource
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
September 15, 2020 More

This 60 minute webinar is specifically designed to help managers and supervisors to respond to distressed employees. This training will provide information to managers and supervisors on how to recommend the EAP to an employee and reviews how the EAP can help an employee or their immediate household member.

Presented by Henrietta Menco, LICSW, CEAP, EAP Sr. Clinical Manager

Henri is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional, with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College. Henrietta (Henri) manages the clinical supervision and quality processes of the EAP. Over the years her work has been devoted to working with employees in health care systems and to developing innovative ways to meet the needs of this population. She speaks nationally on EAP ethics, management consultation services and program outcome and evaluation measures. Prior to joining the EAP in 2002, Henri was the Director of the Mount Auburn Hospital EAP and Occupational Health Department. She provides expertise in program and policy development, individual and group crisis response services following critical incidents, accreditation and continuous quality improvement, and EAP ethics, and brings over 38 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

Domestic Violence Awareness for Managers Watch Now!
10/20/2020
Recording available for 1 year after webinar date.
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This 60 minute webinar is designed to increase managers’ awareness of domestic violence and to discuss ways to address the problem either in one’s personal life or at work. Workplace issues related to domestic violence are addressed, including concerns about coworkers.

Presented by Caitlin Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

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Domestic Violence Awareness for Managers
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October 20, 2020 More

This 60 minute webinar is designed to increase managers’ awareness of domestic violence and to discuss ways to address the problem either in one’s personal life or at work. Workplace issues related to domestic violence are addressed, including concerns about coworkers.

Presented by Caitlin Leonard, LICSW, EAP Consultant

Cate is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the EAP Liaison to North Shore Medical Center, and also provides short term counseling to IHP students through the EAP Student Assistance Program. Prior to coming to the EAP from MGH HAVEN, from 2016-2018 as the Domestic Violence Coordinator, Cate returned in 2019 after a year as a therapist at Harvard University Student Health Program. Cate brings over 12 years of professional experience to Mass General Brigham EAP.

 

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