Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance
Employee Assistance Current Workshops
Employee Assistance offers workshops on a variety of issues either by request from departments, or by open enrollment in classes. Topics include, but are not limited to: stress management, instant relaxation, and coping with transition/change.
UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, Visiting Scholars, and Postdocs:
- Click on the “enroll here” hyperlink to take you to the UCB Learning Center.
- Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
- Click "Submit."
- Please call 510-643-7754 to register.
Fall 2020 Stress Management Workshops
Habits: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Wednesday, 9/16, 12:10 - 1 pm via Zoom
Speaker: Leslie Bell, Employee Assistance
For most of us, the pandemic, sheltering in place, and the struggle for racial justice have upended our daily lives. We've been forced to adapt, and adapt quickly, to radical change and uncertainty. In the face of so much upheaval, our habits are some of the only things we can control. Habits form the structure of our lives. Habits matter because 40% of what we do every day is governed by them. What we eat, how much we move our bodies, how much we sleep, how we treat the people in our lives are all determined largely by habits. Healthy habits help us to be healthy and happy. Unhealthy habits keep us from living the lives we want. In this workshop we will explore how habits work and how we can change unhealthy habits. We will also learn about our own habit tendencies and how we can form new healthy habits.
Creating Healthy Sleep Practices
Thursday, 10/29, 12:10 - 1 pm via Zoom
Speaker: Elliott DiTusa, Employee Assistance
According to the CDC, nearly a third of US adults report that they get less than the recommended amount of sleep. A large majority can also experience difficulty falling and staying asleep. A lack of quality sleep can negatively impact our physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as our work performance. Especially during times of uncertainty, disruption, and emotional distress, prioritizing our sleep and wellbeing is imperative. In this workshop, we will learn the importance of sleep and discuss how to take action and implement effective strategies and healthy sleep routines.
Attitude for Gratitude
Thursday, 11/19, 12:10 - 1pm via Zoom
(Please sign in a couple minutes before 12:10)
Speaker: Julia Anable, Employee Assistance
Join psychologist Julia Anable, PhD, for a discussion of the profound impact of gratitude. We'll delve into the data, consider the impact of our attitudes on our thoughts, feelings, and relationships, and explore the ways in which simple activities and shifts in perspective can enhance and even extend our lives!
Coping with Change Supportive Workshops
If your department is currently experiencing a transition, Employee Assistance offers Coping with Change workshops. Please contact us at (510) 643-7754 to request support during these times.
The Elder Care program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to aging and caregiving. They are presented by professionals with specialized knowledge, and by the Elder Care Counselor, Maureen Kelly.
Faculty and Staff Midweek Meditation Group
UC Berkeley employees, visiting scholars, and postdocs are invited to join the Midweek Meditation Group in Room 3110 at the Tang Center every Tuesday at 12:15pm for a short reading followed by 30 minutes of silent mediation.