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ComPsych Workshops

ComPsych Workshops


The Department of Human Resources is pleased to invite you to participate in upcoming programs offered through ComPsych Guidance Resources which are designed to enhance and develop employees at all levels, as well as to assist in building and increasing awareness and utilization, interactive discussion, and inspire productivity for all university employees.

Sign up for all of these workshops through the Training Portal. (Click on Human Resources.)

Managing Personal Finances

November 14, 2017
11:00am to 12:00pm

This workshop will help you demystify the numbers and get you living beyond paycheck to paycheck. Are money issues causing you to worry and stress? Do you buy items, even if you don’t need them, just because they are on sale and you know you are “saving money?” Do you pay only the minimum balance on your credit cards? Is debt mounting in your life to the point where you don’t know what to do about it? Do you wish you were saving more money? Money is a huge stressor for many people, but it doesn’t have to be.

Managing Holiday Stress

December 4, 2017
11:00am to 12:00pm

This workshop provides an overview of common stressors people encounter during the holidays, and offers “stress buster” tips to help you get the most possible enjoyment out of the season. The approaching holiday season brings many expectations. Often this makes us feel like we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. There are office parties to attend, family get-togethers to schedule, children’s holiday recitals and gifts to buy. The holidays can be one of the happiest times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful. Maintaining balance and keeping stress from overwhelming you are the keys to an enjoyable holiday season.

Coping With Compassion Stress

December 7, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The course will offer specific tips to encourage self-care in order to maintain high level of functioning both personally and professionally. There is a certain type of person who not only accepts the challenges of working in a high stress emotional environment but also excels despite the demands. Whether they are working with individuals who are experiencing trauma, grief, loss, illness or other stressful concerns the people whose role it is to help others in distress are often perceived as dedicated, hardworking, selfless and compassionate. Nevertheless, it is often those whose mission it is to help others who may be at increased risk of neglecting their own self care. This training will raise awareness of the need to maintain appropriate self-care despite the demands of work and/or the pressures of home life.

Experiential Relaxation Break*

December 18, 2017
10:00am to 12:00pm

*Individual 10 minute appointments

Research shows that simple tools such as deep breathing and visualization can help people relax and gain control of stressors, even during very tense moments of the work day. Employees who implement such relaxation tools on a regular basis feel happier, perform better and see improvements in their overall health. Unfortunately, deadlines and other time pressure can make employees feel as if there just aren’t enough opportunities during the work day to decompress. That’s why we have created this “Relaxation Break” experience, which will give employees a hands-on way to implement on-the-spot relaxation techniques, all in just a few minutes of their time.

For questions regarding the workshops please contact:

Sandra Knight
Director, Human Resources Project Planning
Department of Human Resources
HRTraining@umb.edu