State Employee Health Plan

EAP Webinar Series

2022 Webinar Schedule

ComPsych is the provider of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP).  As part of the service agreement, they will be offering monthly workshops that provide valuable learning for employees and can help increase visibility and utilization of the EAP benefit.  EAP webinars are presented by ComPsych trainers.  The duration is approximately 30-45 minutes.  Registration is required.

NOTE: When registering for an EAP Webinar, please enter your 11-Character State Employee ID Number (Followed by EE for Employee or SP for Spouse) as your “Kansas ID” to ensure you receive your HealthQuest credit.

January 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM

After the Holidays: Managing That Debt

Did you spend more on the holidays than you intended? Did you go into debt, maybe at unfavorable terms? Are you worried about how you will pay these debts off? Would you like to avoid being in the same position next year? Holiday shopping can sink even the best budget if one is not careful. And post-holiday credit card bills can cause high levels of stress. This workshop will help you figure out how to get out of debt quickly and cost-effectively, and take steps to make sure you don’t end up in debt again next year.

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January 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback

Certain individuals appear to succeed against all odds. Despite severe hardships such as living through war, witnessing the death of a loved one, having a chronic illness, being a victim of abuse, or dealing with unemployment, certain people not only adapt but actually thrive. These people possess a quality known as “resilience.” This workshop will examine the characteristics of resilience and discover ways to introduce greater resilience into our lives.

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February 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Healthy Lifestyle: Changing the Way You Think About Diet and Exercise

It seems that every week a new study is published on the best way to control weight and increase fitness through changes in diet and exercise. It can be tough staying on top of the latest recommendations, especially when the studies sometimes seem to contradict one another! This workshop provides an overview of safe and effective strategies to improve overall fitness through manageable changes in diet and exercise. Of course, before beginning any changes in diet and exercise, it is best to first consult with your doctor.

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February 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Living Nicotine Free 

It can be very difficult to quit using nicotine, whether you smoke, vape, dip or chew. What may seem like a casual, relaxing habit can quickly turn into a serious, expensive addiction that gradually takes a toll on your health. Protect yourself by learning about treatment options and begin the process of quitting today! 

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March 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Being Adaptive in Order to Thrive in Our Ever-Changing World

“Because we’ve always done it like that,” may not be the best answer to, “Why do we do the things we do?” In our ever-changing world, we are seeing shifts in our markets and economies, our cultural norms, our behaviors, and ourselves. Now is the time to thrive by learning how to be adaptive and to be consistently able to change yourself to accommodate and maximize the benefits of change. 

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March 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Financial Planning for Life

Financial goals are the specific long- and short-term objectives to be attained through financial planning and management efforts. Among personal financial goals are things such as 1) financial security 2) travel 3) education planning 4) retirement planning and 5 ) estate planning. Being able to succeed in reaching these goals requires a structure and plan with appropriate milestones, along with the ability to make adjustments along the way.

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April 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Balancing Work and Life

Using the philosophy that “those who are happy at home perform better on the job,” this workshop was developed for those who feel burdened with too many responsibilities and without enough time for personal enjoyment. This workshop will help participants explore and define home responsibilities, identify career requirements and prioritize leisure time. The resulting better balance will help achieve more in one’s career and at home.

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April 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Sleep: An Essential Component of Health and Well-Being

In the past five years, it has been routinely reported by researchers and the media alike that Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived. There are numerous reasons why this may be the case. Yet while many people look towards improving their health via diet, exercise, and ceasing bad consumption habits (e.g., junk food, cigarettes), sleep is often overlooked—or is it? Sleep medications will surpass $5 billion in annual sales within the next year. Apparently not only are Americans having difficulty getting sufficient quantities of quality sleep, but they are also having difficulties getting to sleep. This workshop provides the latest research findings regarding the importance of sleep and offers participants suggestions on how to improve their sleep according to priority and quality measures.

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May 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Mental Health Awareness

At one time or another, everyone experiences symptoms of mental illness. Too frequently the response to such symptoms in the workplace is confusion, fear, judgment, avoidance, and outright rejection. This leads to a worsening of symptoms and a deterioration of performance. This training is designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to promote ways of supporting one another in the workplace. The session will address signs and symptoms of distress and effective ways of providing support for co-workers. The training also will include exercises to develop these skills. 

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May 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Languishing, Flourishing, and Your Mental Health

Over the past few years, employees have been asked to do more, do their work differently, and do better in new and challenging ways, all while managing family life and personal responsibilities that seem never-ending. The feeling of languishing or “will this ever end?” abounds throughout the workforce and can have a huge impact on your mental health. Working on our mental health need not be reserved just for those who are in crisis or who are faced with an official diagnosis: Mental health matters for everyone. This interactive session provides more details and helpful ideas on how to move from languishing through work and life to flourishing.

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June 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Mindfulness: Being Present in Your Work and Life

The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging, or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience. In many ways, people are largely unaware of our present moment and often operate on “auto-pilot” to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation. Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment we automatically begin to daydream about others, plan/worry about the future, or ruminate about the past. We miss living in the present moment because we fail to pay attention to it. Mindfulness is about waking up to the present moment and paying attention to our experience. Learning mindfulness is not difficult; however, it is difficult to remember to do it. This training discusses mindfulness and how to incorporate its practice into your life.

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June 22, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Connecting Mind and Body for Healthy Living

Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious, or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right. For example, high blood pressure might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one. People with good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have healthy relationships. Poor emotional health can weaken your body’s immune system, making you more likely to get colds and other infections during emotionally difficult times. Also, when you are feeling stressed, anxious or upset, you may not take care of your health as well as you should. You may not feel like exercising, eating nutritious foods, or taking medicine that your doctor prescribes. Abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs may also be a sign of poor emotional health. 

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July 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Bringing Out the Best in Others

Whether in your personal or your professional life, are you the kind of person that brings out the best in others? Do people shine around you, or do they tend to withdraw, hesitant to show their best? Some people seem to have a knack for challenging, motivating, and inspiring their friends, family members, and coworkers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to do your part to make sure others are at their best around you. 

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July 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Drinking Responsibly

Many people engage in moderate social drinking; however, about a third of the population will drink heavily and/or engage in what is called binge drinking or drinking to intoxication. This course is about drinking responsibly. The training addresses problems associated with binge drinking, ways to recognize problem drinking patterns, and how to drink more responsibly. The course will explore common myths associated with drinking and provide participants with resources for getting help for alcohol use problems. 

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August 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Understanding Depression

Many people still believe that the emotional symptoms caused by depression are “not real,” and that a person should be able to shake off the symptoms. Because of these inaccurate beliefs, people with depression either may not recognize that they have a treatable disorder or may be discouraged from seeking or staying on treatment due to feelings of shame and stigma. As a result, many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the vast majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Intensive research into the illness has resulted in the development of medications, psychotherapies, and other methods to treat people with this disabling disorder. This workshop will identify the symptoms associated with depression, possible causes , and treatments. 

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August 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Emotional Eating: The Connection Between Mood and Food

The population of the United States is becoming increasingly obese with each passing decade. There are many speculations about the cause of this phenomenon from an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, the ready availability of high caloric foods to stress, and even sleep deprivation. However, if people ate only when they were truly hungry and stopped when they were full, there would be no obesity epidemic. This workshop will address the relationship between emotions and food consumption and how to retrain your body and mind to recognize the cues of hunger and to eat for physiological and not emotional reasons. 

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September 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Tools To Handle Stress

This Stress Management course focuses on specific, practical activities to reduce stress. Whatever happens to be causing your stress, these techniques can help you cope.

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September 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Being Accountable in Work and Life

In work and life, successful people avoid making excuses and instead take responsibility for their actions. “It’s not my fault,” and “I can’t believe they did this to me” exemplify that type of thinking that holds people back. We all think that way sometimes, and the key is to catch ourselves, look in the mirror, and turn that thinking around. This workshop defines what it means to be accountable, and offers some tips to help people build accountability into their own lives. 

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October 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Mental Health Awareness for Leaders

Managing individuals who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns can be a difficult balancing act. Your role is to manage performance and to bring out the best in your workforce, but accomplishing this often requires you to express concern and support when employees struggle emotionally. Managers often feel uncomfortable in this aspect of their role and may lack the important skills of “emotional management.” This course covers ways employees may present their distress and offers insights and strategies on forging supportive empathic alliances within the role of manager.

The session also identifies common mistakes managers make in responding to employees in distress and explains communication skills that express support and convey positive expectancy. Participants are also given information on how to refer employees to the Employee Assistance Program. 

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October 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Connecting Mind and Body for Healthy Living

Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious, or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right. For example, high blood pressure might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one. People with good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. They feel good about themselves and have healthy relationships. Poor emotional health can weaken your body’s immune system, making you more likely to get colds and other infections during emotionally difficult times. Also, when you are feeling stressed, anxious or upset, you may not take care of your health as well as you should. You may not feel like exercising, eating nutritious foods, or taking medicine that your doctor prescribes. Abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs may also be a sign of poor emotional health. 

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November 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Living Simply: Simplify Your Life

In today’s digital age, people are exposed to a vast number of choices and opportunities in all facets of life; choices about what to read, watch, listen to or purchase. The result is that people often are more distracted, confused, and stressed by the increasing complexity of consumer choices and online social media activities. This topic addresses ways of prioritizing and simplifying your life through adopting a “digital mindfulness” approach. 

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November 16, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Preventing Employee Burnout

Burnout is a growing concern for many employers, as it can impact morale, employee retention, work productivity, and more. In this session, we describe the signals that leaders can watch for and introduce strategies to help them prevent burnout from impacting the workforce. 

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December 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Managing Holiday Stress

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. 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. 

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