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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.

 

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, Fall 2017

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 run October 9- December 11, 2017.  If you are interested in learning more about the group or to register, please call us at 667.214.1555 or email mmccarre@som.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.

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!

Back in the EAP offices!

As of April 11, 2016, the EAP will be back in the offices at 419 West Redwood Street. We want to thank the Health and Human Services library staff for all they did to accommodate us during this past month. We also appreciate the other employees on campus for understanding and assisting us when necessary.

Most of all, thank you to our clients for being so flexible.  We are glad to be back where we belong and look forward to getting back to our usual routines.  Please call to make an appointment or email us at mmccarre@psych.umaryland.edu.

 

EAP temporary offices

Due to the fire in 419 West Redwood a couple of weeks ago, the EAP has been temporarily relocated to the Health and Human Services Library at the corner of Greene and Lombard Streets.  Please call our main EAP phone at 667.214.1555 to schedule an appointment. You can also email us at mmccarre@psych.umaryland.edu.

Thank you for your understanding.

We Want to Meet You!

The EAP will have a table in the main hallway of the hospital outside of the Breast Care Center on Thursday, March 17 at lunchtime and at dinner time.  We will have important information to share with you as well as some free gifts.  In addition, you can enter a raffle to win a free gift basket! Stop by and say hello to us on Thursday.

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