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Survivors of Trauma-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.

 

Student Loan Repayment Strategies

Student Loan Replacement Strategies
*April 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST
KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education) is offering an on-line seminar to help people with some ideas for how to pay off student loans.  You MUST register for this webinar online.  You can reach the link from the “Financial Counseling” tab on this website (red bar above) or by clicking “Financial Counseling” in the link below.
https://umms-eap.org/financial-counseling/

New Year’s Resolution-Finances!

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get a better handle on money matters in your life?  The EAP can help.  Please visit the financial page on this website and enter KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education).  One you enter the KOFE portal, you can talk with certified financial counselors who can help you.  Let us know how it worked out for you! We would love to hear about it!

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 Spring.

The new Grief Support Group will begin in March 20, 2017 and run for 10 weeks.  It will be held at noon.  If you are interested in registering, or if you have questions, please either call the EAP at 667.214.1555 or email us at mmccarre@som.umaryland.edu

Grief Support Group-October 2016

The EAP will host a Grief Support Group for the campus community who have lost loved ones.  The group will meet at lunch time in the EAP.  It is free and confidential.  The group will be held from October 13, 2016 until December 22, 2016.  Please call 667.214.1555 to register and to get further details.

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

A New Way of Optimizing Your Brain

Neurofeedback helps your brain be more efficient.  It improves sleep, promotes focus and concentration as well as relaxation, all at the same time.

Many EAP clients are already aware of the neurofeedback training Maureen McCarren has provided in the EAP.  Maureen was recently trained in a new, improved way of doing neurofeedback.  Much of this has become available lately because of better technology. If you are interested in training your brain to be the best it has ever been, contact Maureen at 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.

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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!

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