Classes, Training and Events
Open to all U-M employees, free of charge.
Recognizing & Managing One’s Anger
FASAP will be providing a webinar that helps anyone learn to recognize and then manage their anger appropriately. The sessions will help one to identify their cues to situations that provoke anger responses. Strategies will be provided so one can develop their own tool kit to manage their responses and coping mechanisms.
Anger is a powerful emotion. When used skillfully, it can strengthen relationships and provide clarity about what is important to us. When used unskillfully, it creates discord in relationships and creates a workplace culture that lacks a sense of safety. In this two-part series participants will learn about the positive benefits of anger and how to listen and understand their anger in a way that allows them to achieve results that maintain vital workplace and personal relationships. Facilitated by the professional staff of the UMHS Employee Assistance Program.
- When: June 4 & 12, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or October 15 & 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Where: CVC Board Room 5321
- Register: Call UMHS EAP at 763-5409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org*.
Dealing with Divorce and Break-Ups
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) offers this five-week support group for adults experiencing divorce or other romantic break-ups. The group will address various social and emotional aspects of these losses, such as coping skills, stress management strategies, and the stages/process of divorce and break-up. The offering will emphasize group discussion of participants’ experiences, and educational components will also be included within these discussions.
- When: Mondays, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19
- Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Where: Rm 2072L, Administrative Services Building, 1009 Greene St, Ann Arbor
- Register: Registration has closed. Please email email@example.com or call 734-936-8660 to be added to the wait list.
Discovering Stress Reduction: Fostering Energy and Creating Coping (at UM Dearborn)
No single style of coping fits every situation. Come explore the possibilities of expanding your energy to deal with stress. We will define the term stress, identify stressors, and discuss ways to help implement coping strategies. Led by John R. Sonnega, PhD, of the new MHealthy Thrive! program.
- When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
- Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
- Where: UM Dearborn Campus. Kochoff Hall C, University Center, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI
- Register: Register for Discovering Stress Reduction.
Relaxing Under the Stars
We invite you to step out of your hectic daily life, shift your perspective, and lift your spirits with this visual journey through the natural wonders of our universe, including bright stars, constellations, planets, and more. Simply sit and relax a while in the dark cozy comfort of the Planetarium at our own U-M Natural History Museum, as we treat you to beautiful music, a bit of fascinating science, and breathtaking views. You'll return to your world renewed and refreshed.
- When: This program is offered weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:00 pm. Available dates will be listed when you select the registration link below. (NOTE: There will be no program on Wed March 5, Wed April 16, or during the months of July and August.)
- Time: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
- Where: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History Planetarium, Room 4517, 4th floor, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor.
- Register: Register for Relaxing Under the Stars
Drop In Caregivers Support Group
Who is Caring for the Caregivers? Are you a caregiver for an aging parent, disabled partner, or special needs family member? If so, you may be at risk for increased stress, lost work time, health concerns and/or time away from friends and other family. You may have conflicted feelings about the family member whom you assist and find it difficult to discuss the challenges of your situation or get personal support. Join us for group discussions that will afford participants the opportunity to share experiences and resources, increase coping and gain support. Facilitated by professional counselors from UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
- When: Second Thursday of each month - starting on Thursday Oct. 10, 2013 and ending Apr. 10, 2014. Attend one or all sessions.
- Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Where: Michigan Union – Oct. 10th - 2nd floor Parker Room, the following months will be on the 1st floor Blain Room.
- Register: No registration required - since space is limited please call Tina at 936-8660 to confirm the availability and location information.
Grief Support Group
Any significant life loss through the death of a loved one, divorce, separation, loss of your health, a job, or a pet causes grief for the person who experienced the loss. Each person’s loss is different and each person’s grief journey is unique, yet the process of grieving is similar regardless of what you have lost. The Grief Support Group provides a compassionate space where individuals can share their experiences and know they are understood.
- When: Third Tuesday of each month
- Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
- Where: University Hospital room UH 2G209
- Register: Drop-ins are welcome!
Stress Less, Live More! (Department Level Program)
The Stress Less, Live More! program, by MHealthy Thrive!, will guide you through a variety of strategies that can help you manage your response to daily stressors, and allow you feel more energized, connected, and resilient. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for stress management. As you try our suggested activities each week, you will learn what works for you, what doesn’t, and you will experience how simple shifts can lead to big changes for you and those around you. You will use a printed Stress Less, Live More! Personal Journal each week to record and reflect on your journey. Try this program to start finding YOUR best way to stress less, and live more! Learn more about Stress Less, Live More!
Questions? Please email MHealthyThrive@umich.edu
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