Introducing: Stress Solutions – A new Life Smart coaching service

EAP and Homewood Health would like to introduce the following new Life Smart Service.

Designed through prevalence and growing necessity, Stress Solutions, our new coaching program is now available to members. Facing a pre-existing array of challenges, now paired with recent professional and personal complexities surrounding COVID-19, the resiliency and limits of today’s diverse and multigenerational workforce have demonstrated the need for additional support.

Stress Solutions consists of one to three telephonic sessions. Sessions include but are not limited to discussions surrounding psychoeducation, information about the cognitive aspects of stress, and connections between thoughts and feelings. Additionally, sessions will encompass coaching on stress management, lifestyle, priority management and tools such as meditation and relaxation techniques. In addition to coaching supported by a registered counselor or clinician with specialized expertise in stress, members will also receive a letter of resources with information specific to their source or primary stress indication. Employees will also receive a welcome booklet providing an overview of stress issues and stress management techniques. Members can access the service by contacting our customer service centre – English 1-800-663-1142, French 1-866-398-9505.

Wishing you all the best,

Mary Keough
Chair, Component EAP Committee

EAP-Webinar: The Emotional Effects of Retirement – ENGLISH SESSION FULL

There has been a lot of interest in the webinar being presented by Lakshmi Sundaram, entitled The Emotional Effects of Retirement, and we are happy to announce that all of the spots in the English session have been filled.  We do still have some spots available in the French session which is taking place on May 19, 2020 from 2pm – 3pm EDT.

Planning to retire can be a source of both excitement and anxiety. Whatever the emotional response, retirement marks a transition to a new life stage and lifestyle in which daily routines, identity, and roles all change. This session will introduce participants to the emotional effects of retirement. Participants will get an opportunity to reflect on what their ideal retirement looks like and what they can do to make it happen.

To register for one of the remaining spots in the French session, please email contact@accomponent.ca. In your email please include your full name and employee number.

The remaining spots in the French session will be given out on a first-come, first served basis. You will receive login information for the online session once you are registered.

Lakshmi Sundaram is a bilingual counsellor, lecturer, mindfulness coach and freelance workshop facilitator. She is also a well-known communicatrice and media personality having appeared on numerous television, radio and print platforms. Lakshmi works in private practice in Ottawa and offers nature based, equine facilitated and mindful cooking and eating workshops from her farm in Gatineau Québec.

Wishing you all the best,

Mary Keough
Chair, Component EAP Committee

Webinar: The Emotional Effects of Retirement

We are pleased to offer to our members the opportunity to attend a webinar presented by Lakshmi Sundaram, entitled The Emotional Effects of Retirement.  This webinar will take place:
– in English on May 19, 2020 from 12pm – 1pm EDT; and
– in French on May 19, 2020 from 2pm – 3pm EDT.

Planning to retire can be a source of both excitement and anxiety. Whatever the emotional response, retirement marks a transition to a new life stage and lifestyle in which daily routines, identity, and roles all change. This session will introduce participants to the emotional effects of retirement. Participants will get an opportunity to reflect on what their ideal retirement looks like and what they can do to make it happen.

To register, please email contact@accomponent.ca. In your email please include your full name and employee number and indicate whether you are registering for the English session OR the French session.  If you do not indicate a language, you will be registered for the English session by default.

We have a limit of 50 participants for each session on a first-come, first served basis. You will receive login information for the online session once you are registered.

Lakshmi Sundaram is a bilingual counsellor, lecturer, mindfulness coach and freelance workshop facilitator. She is also a well-known communicatrice and media personality having appeared on numerous television, radio and print platforms. Lakshmi works in private practice in Ottawa and offers nature based, equine facilitated and mindful cooking and eating workshops from her farm in Gatineau Québec.

Wishing you all the best,

Mary Keough
Chair, Component EAP Committee