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WLC-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

Mar. 31, 2017—Work/Life Connections–EAP has produced a series of videos about mindfulness as a stress-reducer, featuring Linda Manning of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Information and resources about eating disorders available to employees

Feb. 24, 2017—Information and resources about eating disorders are available to Vanderbilt employees through the Work/Life Connections-Employee Assistance Program.

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Be sure to practice self-care during stressful times

Feb. 1, 2017—Learning to practice self-care can be a difficult process, but it is becoming a necessity for dealing with constant coverage of world events, work demands, and the needs of family and loved ones.

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Health Plus: Follow these 10 tips for a healthier 2017

Jan. 4, 2017—There is no one food, drink, pill, machine or program that is the key to achieving optimal health. A person’s overall daily routine is what is most important. Consider the Health Plus top 10 actions for working toward a healthier you in 2017.

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Health & Wellness services for faculty and staff available during holidays

Dec. 14, 2016—Health & Wellness services—the Occupational Health Clinic, Work/Life Connections–EAP, and Health Plus—will be open over the holidays for Vanderbilt faculty and staff during adjusted hours of operation.

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10 healthier ways to manage holiday stress

Dec. 7, 2016—The words “holiday” and “stress” do not belong together. A holiday is supposed to be a time when a person gets some distance from day-to-day hassles. The reality is that even positive events can cause stress, and demands or changes in routine are often unavoidable.

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Wellcast: What is EAP, anyway?

Nov. 29, 2016—​Does Work/Life Connections-EAP provide long-term counseling? Who can use the EAP benefit? Hear answers to these questions and more as key features of this Health and Wellness benefit for Vanderbilt employees are discussed.

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Get help with the holiday blues from Vanderbilt EAP, benefit providers

Nov. 16, 2016—The holidays can be a difficult time, but VU’s benefit providers and Work/Life Connections-EAP, also known as the Employee Assistance Program, can help.

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Coping with reactions to the 2016 election

Nov. 15, 2016—Reactions to the 2016 election process and its outcome cover a broad range of opinions, thoughts and emotions. The following tips may help reduce stress and allow you to clear space in order to address your own response to recent events.

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Coping with the psychological effects of recent violence in the news

Oct. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections psychologist Chad Buck offers suggestions for coping when social media and news coverage of shootings, bombings, protests, sexual assaults and other events becomes graphic and intense.

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Women’s Center Work-Life Workshops: ‘Building Stress Resilience’ Sept. 29

Sep. 14, 2016—Jim Kendall, manager of Work/Life Connections-EAP, will present "Building Stress Resilience" Thursday, Sept. 29, in Sarratt Student Center, Room 363. The workshop will begin at noon, and lunch will be provided.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sep. 7, 2016—National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and how to provide information on available community resources.

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