Programs and Presentations

Previously recorded programs

EAP is proud to present "Healthy Starts at Home" in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Check out this healthy cooking lesson at your convenience and then complete this brief survey after you've finished watching the video!  Bon appetit!

NYS Work-Life Services/Employee Assistance Program presents: Someday is today to create a bucket list or vision board

The February WellNYS Everyday Monthly Challenge is to create a bucket list or vision board. Instead of saying, “Someday, I’ll travel, or set a life goal, or accomplish that dream you’ve had for years.” Join this 30-minute webinar to learn how to start or continue a bucket list or vision board. Also, find out more about NYS Work Life Services programs for NYS employees and families. Here's a link to the program in case you missed it! https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/lsr.php?RCID=142a03113c96b18dfa4c28bb971654f4 

NYS Work-Life Services/Employee Assistance Program presents: Use the 2022 WellNYS Everyday Monthly Challenges to become your best self. 

Here is a link to the recording if you missed it! https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/lsr.php?RCID=f8b683cc631dbb770469c1edc71feb4e

Ongoing programs

If you anticipate a need for disability-related accommodations or auxiliary aids to attend or participate in any of our programs, please contact us at EAP@binghamton.edu or by calling ext. 76655. We ask that you provide us with at least 3-5 days of advance notice regarding your equal access needs.

EAP Sponsored: Weekly Meditation session with Puja Goyal

Time: Noon–12:45 p.m.
Date: Wednesdays, Sept. 7–Dec. 14*
Register for virtual access: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcequpjsuGNW2j1LsFwj5KcRMKYFksQFO 

Join EAP and Puja Goyal, assistant professor of chemistry and certified SKY facilitator, for this refreshing 45 minutes to engage in relaxing breathing techniques and a guided meditation to decompress from your busy week. Too often we neglect our most powerful tool, the breath, which powers all of our systems and calms our reactions to external stimuli. A guided meditation is led by Goyal, a certified SKY facilitator and the faculty mentor of the SKY student club at Binghamton University. She has taught and participated in many training sessions on this topic. No experience is necessary as this is an all-inclusive practice. 

*All sessions will be virtual only during fall 2022. We will not be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.

November

EAP Sponsored: Grief and the Brain: New Insights from Neurobiology (in person)

Date: Monday, Nov. 7
Time: Noon–1 p.m. 
Location: Benet Alumni Lounge, Old O'Connor
Presenter: Yvonne Lucia, RN, MDiv, MHC-LP

Cutting edge research using neuroimaging is offering new insights into the universal human experience of grief. Our neurons help us form attachment bonds to others; with loss, our brains struggle with how to make sense of the permanent physical absence of our attachment figures. Informed by these new insights, implications for helpful ways to navigate the experience of loss and grief will be discussed. Register for this session by visiting the UCTD events calendar. 

EAP Supervisory Training: Navigating the Tough Issues (via zoom)

Dates: Nov. 21 and 22
Times: 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Zoom
Presenters: EAP coordinators

Session 1:

During the first session, we will cover the first two steps in relation to supervisory responsibilities; observation and documentation. We will take time to understand what “supervision” is and the importance of utilizing clear and consistent communication for the development of trust with employees. Various case studies will allow for application of these practices. In addition, we will touch upon the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual harassment in the workplace as well as the importance of understanding campus policies and accessing EAP for supervisory support when concerns must be reported. If you would like to improve upon your supervisory skills, please register for each session by visiting the UCTD Events Calendar. We look forward to seeing you there.

Session 2:

For the second session, we will cover the last three steps; consultation, constructive confrontation and referral to EAP. This session will focus on how to manage difficult workplace situation and interpersonal communication conflicts. We will discuss the importance of using constructive communication for solution-focused outcomes. This session will also provide participants an opportunity to engage this new knowledge in practice while learning about other resources to access as well. Please register for each session by visiting the UCTD Events Calendar. 

December

EAP Sponsors: A Nutrition Education Series with Sarah Lynn Nutrition (via Zoom)

Date: Monday, Dec. 5
Time: Noon–12:45 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Presenter: Sarah Olszewski, MS, RDN, CDN and CEO and owner of Sarah Lynn Nutrition

Join Sarah Olszewski for a discussion about a healthy heart diet which is one of the best weapons to help combat heart disease. Learn the skills to help improve your quality of life! A balanced diet can help prevent and reverse the effects of heart disease. Making simple changes part of your everyday life that can help you live longer, happier and healthier!  

Register for this program by visiting the UCTD Events Calendar

Free for University Employees: “Just Go With the Flow”: Stress Reduction Through Yoga

Dates: Wednesdays, December 7 and 14
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Benet Alumni Lounge, Old O'Connor
Presenters: Rhonda Branca, Ph.D. Director of Lyceum and Healthy Campus Agent and the Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program and Binghamton Yoga are offering a FREE two-part stress reduction workshop. Learn techniques of stress reduction in these two beginner-appropriate workshops.  Equipment will be provided, though you are encouraged to bring your own mat if you have one. Participants must commit to attending both sessions, and are required to fill out a questionnaire before and after the sessions to gauge outcomes.

Class size is limited to the first 20 people who register.  If you are interested in joining us for these sessions please reach out to Mary Ellen Niefer, EAP Coordinator at eap@binghamton.edu.

*Space is limited and registration will come on a first come first serve basis. This program was made possible by a grant from the Healthy Campus Initiative and the efforts of Rhonda Branca, Ph.D., Director of Lyceum and Healthy Campus Agent.

Spring 2022

January

EAP and Binghamton University Dining Sponsors: An Intuitive Eating Workshop

Date: Monday, January 9
Time: Noon–12:45 p.m.
Location: Benet Alumni Lounge, Old O'Connor
Presenter: Julie Lee, RD

Join Julie Lee, Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, for a workshop providing an overview of the Intuitive Eating approach to nourishing yourself.  Learn about the research behind the physical and mental benefits, an overview of the 10 principles including practical ways to apply them. Experience through demonstration the impact that this approach to eating can have on everyday nutrition decisions.

Register for this program by visiting the UCTD Events Calendar

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