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Sep 21 Webinar: Making the Most of the Limited PSLF Waiver: How Employees Can Access Student Loan Forgiveness

Video Recording & Presentation Slides A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. You can also view and download the presentation slides. Making the Most of the Limited PSLF Waiver: How Employees Can Access Student Loan Forgiveness Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of […]

July 22 Webinar: Mental Health and Well-Being: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Mental Health and Well-Being in the Age of COVID: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implications and Practices Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry FPI EAP Programs. The webinar includes 1 CEU for Social […]

May 10 Webinar: Crisis in America: Fake Pills and Fentanyl

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Mar 25 Webinar: Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics: Sex, Politics, Race and Religion Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry FPI EAP Programs. The webinar includes 2 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors. Friday, March 25, […]

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Holiday Stress?

If the added stress of the holidays is getting you down, please make an appointment in the EAP.  We can help!

Learn How to Do Reiki on Yourself

How would you like to learn how to do Reiki on yourself? The EAP will be hosting a workshop beginning Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  There will be 3 classes as part of the workshop, plus an individual Attunement by a Reiki Master.  Then, you will be ready to do Reiki on yourself.  Call the EAP at 667.214.1555 to reserve your spot in the workshop.  Space is limited. For more information about Reiki or the workshop, please email Kara at kkeicher@som.umaryland.edu

Trauma Survivors-Support Group

The EAP will is in the process of creating a Support Group for people who have experienced trauma in their lives.  Trauma comes in many different forms: abuse, neglect, bullying, war, accidents, sudden loss of a support system, etc.  The group will focus on the recovery part of the trauma. It will be held during lunch time in the EAP.  If you are interested in knowing more about this group, please contact Maureen at mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu or call her at 667.214.1560.

Reiki will be offered in the EAP January-July 2017

What is Reiki?

Definition

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life energy” in Japanese, and Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Reiki touch therapy is used in much the same way to achieve similar effects that traditional massage therapy is used—to relieve stress and pain, and to improve the symptoms of various health conditions.

Purpose

Reiki claims to provide many of the same benefits as traditional massage therapy, such as reducing stress, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy, and relieving the pain and symptoms of health conditions. Reiki is a gentle and safe technique, and has been used successfully in UMMC and other hospitals. It has been found to be very calming and reassuring for those suffering from severe or fatal conditions. Reiki can been used by doctors, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals to bring touch and deeper caring into their healing practices.

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Origins

Reiki was developed in the mid-1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese scholar of religion. According to the story that has been passed down among reiki teachers, Usui was a Christian who was intrigued by the idea that Christ could heal sick people by touching them with his hands. Searching for clues that would explain the secrets of healing with hands, Usui made a long pilgrimage around the world, visiting many ancient religious sects and studying ancient books. Some reiki teachers claim that Usui found clues leading back nearly 10,000 years to healing arts that originated in ancient Tibet.
If you are interested in trying Reiki, please call the EAP to make an appointment at 667.214.1555 or email mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu

Grief Support Group, March 2017

The EAP has had such a positive response from the Grief Support Groups we have run, we decided to have another one in the Fall. If you are interested in registering, or if you have questions, please call the EAP at 667.214.1555.

 

Grief Support Group, Fall 2016

The EAP has held Grief Support Groups in the past and all have been well received.  This Fall, we will start a new Grief Support Group.  It will be held during the lunch hour so people can bring their lunches if necessary.  It will meet once a week for a couple of months.  If you are interested in learning more about the group, please call us at 667.214.1555 or email mmccarre@psych.umaryland.edu

 

Need Help with Money?

Coming soon to the EAP: A new financial program to help you with your money skills and your finances.  Stay tuned! We will be introducing a new program in the next few weeks.

Tweet Us!

The EAP is tweeting!  Find us @ummseap.

We have tweeted helpful information such as “Tips to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep” and “How to Dress for Work.” Join us!

Employee Assistance Program

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