Well-being and Resilience
This benefit is available to all MUS employees and household members and offers access to confidential, free counseling services, stress tools, financial planning resources, resources for managers, and much more. To learn more about the EAP program, enter Access Code MUS on the member benefits page.
In the workplace, stress is often viewed in purely negative terms. It's seen as a response that should simply be minimized or pushed aside; however, it's possible to use stress to fuel positive change. In this Linked In Learning course, join instructor Heidi Hanna, PhD as she discusses what stress is, exactly; how you can train yourself to use stress in more effective ways; and what managers can do to reduce employee stress when an organization experiences difficult times. She covers how individuals can use stress for good by assessing and adjusting it, as well as what you-as a manager-can do to create an environment and communication style that helps connect employees to the bigger picture.
Have trouble getting by when the going gets tough? Everyone wants to perform well when the pressure's on, but a lot of us withdraw in times of stress or adversity. If you can build your resilience, you'll have an easier time facing new challenges and earn a valuable skill to offer employers. In this Linked In Learning course, Kelley School of Business professor and professional communications coach Tatiana Kolovou explains how to bounce back from difficult situations, by building your "resiliency threshold." She outlines five training techniques to prepare for difficult situations, and five strategies for reflecting on them afterward. Find out where you are on the resilience scale, identify where you want to be, and learn strategies to close the gap.
Professors John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan developed this idea bank for coping with COVID-19. It includes eight modules based on "tried and true exercises that make some people happier some of the time."
Live a life filled with less stress, greater well-being, and enhanced productivity by learning how to make transformational changes. Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to go from coping and surviving to actually thriving. In this Linked In Learning course, Arianna Huffington and Joey Hubbard—the director of trainings at Thrive Global—discuss how well-being can contribute to your productivity and success at work.
Being able to do more with less is a highly valued skill in any organization, and not just in down times. In this Linked In Learning course, Dr. Todd Dewett helps you assess your resourcefulness by first evaluating your professional resources (personal network, expertise, information, and access to finances) and explains how to decide when and how to use them. He also provides advice on developing habits to cultivate resourcefulness, such as asking the right questions and building your network across a broad spectrum.
UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center provides stories, tips, and tools for these uncertain times in our global community. They offer resources for stress and anxiety, fostering connection, well-being resources for parents, and well-being resources for educators.
Curry Health Center wishes you health and well-being. They developed this virtual stress-busting kit, which includes information, resources, and activities to explore while social distancing from home.
Want to stay connected to your UM community? This is a schedule of activities to help you have fun, pass the time, stay healthy, and prepare for your future.