In tumultuous times like these, the world starts to feel so very dark. A daily gratitude practice can help us turn the light back on. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, shares tips to help stimulate feelings of gratitude.
The holiday season is upon us. While many experience joy around this time, others feel the pressures of stress and even depressive feelings. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares ways to support your emotional resilience if you feel low during the holidays.
The death, kidnapping, destruction, and terror due to recent events in Israel, Gaza, and the impact on the entire the Middle East region fills us with sadness. Many of our VUMC colleagues have family and friends in the region. Work/Life Connections-EAP gives advice on helping one's coworkers who are hurting from these terrible incidents.
Every single person goes through suffering at some point, but experiences are unique to the individual. Natalie Dodd, LCSW, of Work/Life Connections-EAP shares information to recognize and cope when you feel overwhelmed by strong emotions.
October is a month that has a multitude of meanings. Some love the onset of "spooky season" or the fall weather. Others may feel depression as the days begin to shorten. Natalie Dodd, LCSW, of Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some symptoms to be aware of during Depression Awareness Month.
September is National Wellness Month, where the focus is on self-care, managing stress, and creating healthy routines. Work/Life Connections-EAP counselor Makenzie Parks, LCSW, shares some simple methods to assist you in caring for yourself.
Do your children feel nervous when returning to school, feeling the pressures of the school year? Work/Life Connections counselor Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, gives helpful advice on how to navigate a potentially stressful time in your children's lives.
On August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes that healing from loss isn’t a prescribed course or path. We may eventually move forward but never feel “closure”. When a loved one dies, the void they leave affects everyone differently. Work/Life Connections-EAP offers comfort to VUMC faculty & staff experiencing grief.
Are you or your children feeling overwhelmed with the onset of the school year? Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, ACM-SW of Work/Life Connections-EAP shares ways to ease the return back into the in-school routine.
Anxiety can be protective response to a threat but in its more extreme form, it can also interfere with daily living. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares ways to deal with anxiety when it arises.