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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.

Fall 2018 Workshops

Developing Healthy Sleep Habits

Wed. 9/26; 12:10-1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker:  Eve Fine, Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic

The importance of sleep is, perhaps, a given. Sleep is critical not only to our physical health, but also to our ability to solve problems, make decisions, and regulate our emotions. Yet for many of us, knowing how important sleep is simply increases our worries that we’re not getting enough. And, frustratingly, these worries can keep us up at night! Drawing from sleep science, this workshop will explore ways to develop healthy habits in the evening, in the morning, and during the day in order to improve sleep. The workshop will also address sleep-related worries and offer suggestions to help worriers “rest easy."


Life in Retirement

Wed. 10/3; 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

Mindfulness Over the Holidays

Wed. 12/5; 12:10-1:30 pm, Anna Head, 2536 Channing Way
Speaker: Leslie Bell, Ph.D, LCSW, Employee Assistance

During the holidays, we are more likely to be stressed out and overwhelmed by obligations, errands and high expectations. Our “to-do” lists increasingly grow, leading us to race through each day in an effort to complete holiday shopping and errands. And while family time for some of us is joyous, for others of us it can bring added stress and feelings of disappointment and anger. This workshop will explore triggers that can lead to the "holiday blues," look at ways to increase mindfulness by bringing you back to the present moment, and give practical stress management tips that may help reduce stress levels and allow you to enjoy the holidays more thoroughly.


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.