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.

Ignorance is No Excuse: How to Transform Micro-aggression

When the Golden Rule goes askew, the result is micro-aggressions. These are comments or behaviors that negatively target a marginalized group of people. Micro-aggressions are not “micro” or minor; they are a form of discrimination where many people don’t realize their words or actions are harmful. This training session, led by licensed, professional counselor Sajeda Bhallo, clinical manager at Preferred EAP, will help attendees understand and eliminate micro-aggression and instead develop healthy interactions.

The session includes: 

  • An explanation and examples of micro-aggressive behaviors
  • How best to respond (and be an upstander!) if you are a recipient or bystander of this behavior
  • How to respond if you are the person making micro-aggressive statements
  • Ways to cultivate healthy conversations and diversity dialogues

Thursday, September 1
Noon to 1 p.m.

Register Here

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: Online


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (online)

This is the gold-standard of mindfulness training. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn 45 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this program is the foundation for all mindfulness-based programs and scientific research on mindfulness. LVHN Center for Mindfulness has offered this program for 20 years. The program takes place over eight weeks in 2 ½ hour classes and includes a half-day retreat. Participants are given support to develop their own daily mindfulness practice. Time is allocated to explore and communicate the benefits of mindfulness. A detailed manual is provided that includes background information, enrichment exercises, and resources for continued practice.

September 29 - November 17
Eight sessions, Thursdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

  • $50 for LVHN colleagues, Valley Preferred members and participants
  • $275 for Preferred EAP corporate clients
  • $375 for community
  • Scholarships are available

Attend a Free Orientation Session

Attendance at a free orientation session is required prior to start of the first class. Start your journey by registering for one of these orientation sessions:

Please complete these forms and send to PreferredEAP@lvh.com. Class registration will be completed after orientation.

Contact us with your questions, and we look forward to your journey with us! 

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: online


Growing Resilience with Mindfulness Online

This is the virtual component of our popular class that offers an in-depth experience with mindfulness and self-compassion. Via technology, the group meets for 90-minute sessions over a six-week period from the comfort of participants’ homes. While learning formal mindfulness practice and the value of self-compassion, we’ll develop skills for extending practice at home, at work, or wherever you happen to be. A manual with background information and resources is provided.

Participants need access to video technology for participation. Class is limited to 23 participants.

October 12 - November 16
Six sessions, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

  • $25 for LVHN colleagues, Valley Preferred members and participants
  • $125 for Preferred EAP corporate clients
  • $175 for community
  • Scholarships are available

Reserve your spot

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: Online