State Employee Health Plan

Monthly Face to Face Workshops

EAP Face-to-Face Training Workshops


EAP Website : GuidanceResources Online
Company ID: SOKEAP
1-888-275-1205 (option 1)
TDD 800-697-0353


We are now offering monthly face-to-face workshops at the Landon State Office Building in downtown Topeka (900 SW Jackson, RM 509)! These workshops provide valuable learning for employees and can help increase visibility and utilization of the EAP benefit. The duration is approximately 45-60 minutes. 

Employees who attend will earn 1 HealthQuest credit for participating. Registration is required.


January 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Deskercise!  Taking Care of Your Body During the Work Day

In this session, discuss the importance of not being completely sedentary all day, and review practical, easy ways to take care of your body while working a desk job.

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February 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Healthy Lifestyles:  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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March 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Healthy Food Choices on the Go

Don’t allow changes in your normal routine to cause you to fall off track with good nutrition. Whether you are a frequent traveler, packing meals to bring to work or spending more time in your car lately, “Healthy Food Choices on the Go” will help you identify opportunities to improve your food choices no matter what situation you find yourself in.

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April 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Breathing Techniques to Relieve Stress and Improve Health

Breathwork can reduce anxiety, encourage sleep, and improve health.  Participants will try multiple breathing techniques, along with a discussion of inspirational breathing.

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May 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM

The Joy of Movement

By moving for joy with others we increase our capacity for social connection, self-expression, and resilience.

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June 21, 2023 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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July 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Making Connections in Work and Life

Maybe you’re looking to create new friendships. Maybe you’re looking to deepen connections with colleagues. Maybe you’re looking for a mentor in someone you admire. All of these require a degree of intentionality and truly knowing what you are looking for. This training will give practical tips on how to
deepen relationships you already have as well as ways to step out of your routine to meet new people who can bring you a satisfying connection.

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August 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Secrets to Self-motivation

We can do anything we set our minds to. But sometimes it can feel like our brains are working against us when it comes to achieving our goals. Plans to learn a new skill, to get in shape or to save money keep getting pushed back in the hopes that the Future You will handle it “someday.” Your attitude and beliefs about your likelihood of success can predict whether or not you actually succeed. If you actively keep your internal motivation high, you can significantly increase the likelihood of achieving your hopes, dreams and visions of your future.

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September 20, 2023 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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October 18, 2023 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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November 15, 2023 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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December 20, 2023 at 1:00 PM

Happiness: A Key to Life’s Satisfaction

Why do some people seem happy and others just seem miserable all the time? Science suggests that each person has a range in their capacity to experience happiness and that range is different for each person. However, it is possible to live our lives in the upper end of that range if we apply ourselves and follow certain principles. There is no one key to happiness but a set of principles that are critical to follow. This training incorporates a brief happiness questionnaire, a description of the various factors associated with happiness and concludes with a substantive discussion of specific ways to increase your happiness potential.

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