Workshop & Program Schedule


Our Personal and Professional Development Workshops are open to all individuals who are eligible for Preferred EAP services.

Registration

Our workshops are a mix of in-person and live virtual events. Please email us to pre-register or use the link found in each workshop description to sign up for virtual workshops and you'll receive a link to join the webinar. We look forward to seeing you! Thank you.

How Mindfulness Can Help With Holiday Stress

For many, the winter holiday season is a time of cheer and celebration. It can be a chance to spend time with family and friends and enjoy good food and gift-giving. But for some, the holiday season can feel like a rushed and stressful time, bringing with it financial worries, extra travel, family drama, or sadness for those who may be coping with the loss of loved ones. Social media and advertising often portray idealized versions of what the holidays should look like, causing us to compare and come up short.

In this presentation, EAP Licensed Counselor Marylynn Windish, MS, LPC, MAC, will focus on how mindfulness can be an alternative to getting caught up in holiday stresses and expectations … and instead offer a way to enjoy and appreciate moments of calm, gratitude, and connection with others.

What you’ll learn and experience:

  • The basics of mindfulness – what it is and what it is not
  • A brief mindfulness practice
  • How mindfulness can help us respond vs. react to holiday challenges
  • How to let go of patterns and habits that are no longer of service
  • Ways to prioritize the meaning of the season and true connection with others

Register here

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: Online


Making Resolutions that Stick

The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on the past year and consider changes to make for the year ahead. Unfortunately, it’s common to resort to old patterns despite the best of intentions. How many times have you laid out your plans in January and by March or April, they’re already forgotten? It’s partly because behavior change is one of the hardest things to accomplish – especially without guidance. 

In this workshop, Licensed Preferred EAP Counselor Jenny Reilly, LPC, CAADC, will help you learn how to set resolutions that work as well as give you the tools to increase the likelihood that they’ll last! 

Register here

Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: Online