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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 and Staff:

  1. Click on the "date" or “enroll” hyperlink to the UCB Learning Center.
  2. Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
  3. Click "Submit."

LBNL Employees:

Please call 510-643-7754 to register.

Mindful Living (6-week fee-based series)

Course Information

 Mindful Living 6-Session Fee-based Series

Dates: Thursday 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Cost: $215

Location: Tang Education Center

Speaker: Neesha Patel, PhD, UCLA Mindful Awareness Cneter

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction and promote health and well-being.

This six session introductory, experiential and interactive course will provide participants with a foundation in:

· understanding the basic principles of mindfulness,

· developing a personal mindfulness meditation practice and

· applying mindfulness in daily life.

Class Structure

Class sessions will consist of mindfulness practices, experiential exercises, lectures and group discussions in a supportive community environment. This class meets weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Home practices will be assigned each week to help participants develop their mindfulness practice.

This course is well suited for beginners and those who wish to revitalize their mindfulness practice.

The following topics and practices will be covered:

Overview of Mindfulness
• Formal Meditation

- Sitting Meditation

- Walking Meditation

Informal Mindfulness

- Mindful Pause

- Mindful Eating

-Mindful Movement

- Relational Mindfulness

- Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Working with Challenges
- Stress

- Difficult Emotions

- Difficult Thoughts

• Cultivating Positive Emotions

Important Notice

Neesha Patel, PhD offers information, programs, workshops, and services to enhance awareness of mindfulness practices and ways in which mindfulness-based practices can be incorporated into one’s daily life.

The services offered are not medical treatment, or psychological or psychiatric therapy.

The information presented in this class is in no way intended as medical and/or psychiatric advice, is not provided for the purpose of diagnostics or treating medical and/or psychiatric problems nor is it a substitute for medical and/or psychiatric treatment. Participating in this class does not establish a doctor-patient or therapist-client relationship with Neesha Patel, PhD.

Consult with your doctor or therapist before participating in a mindfulness program - especially if you take prescription medicine or you have a pre-existing health condition.

Credit card payments are accepted online via the secure Square, Inc. website. Within 2 business days of LMS registration, you will receive an email to your Berkeley or LBNL email address with a payment link. Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid for this class in full. Payment is accepted in the form of credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

Enroll Here

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.

Elder Care Workshops

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 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.