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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.

Spring 2019Workshops

Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature

Thursday, 3/14; 12:10-1:30 pm, Faculty Glade
Speaker:  Emily Pellegrino, ASW

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. 
Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and incorporate mindfulness and a sense of calm into your life. 

This workshop will be held outdoors pending weather.

Enroll Here

Life in Retirement

Wednesday, 2/20; 2:00-3:00 pm
Panelists: Leslie C. Bell, Ph.D., LCSW, CEAP, Employee Assistance Counselor, Employee Assistance, University Health Services, John Morel, Retired Associate Director, Career Management Group, Haas School of Business; Cary Sweeney, MS, Director, UCB Retirement Center

Insights for Your Retirement Transition: Panelists will provide insight into opportunities to consider in the transition of retirement, including practical tools that can help.

Enrollment Coming Soon

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships

Thursday, 4/11; 12:10-1:30 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD.

In this workshop, Dr. Jones will discuss narcissistic personality disorder, as well as traits which are common in toxic individuals. Her discussion will include red flags that individuals should pay attention to while dating or in a relationship, and address indicators of a toxic, manipulative, and dangerous relationship with another person. Attendees will be provided a checklist which they can identify characteristics of unhealthy relationships. 

Enroll Here

Habits: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Wednesday, 5/29; 12:10 - 1.30 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Leslie C. Bell, Ph.D., LCSW, CEAP, Employee Assistance Counselor

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.

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.