MU Employee Assistance Program hosts stress reduction classes

The Occupational Stress Programs help employees enhance their well-being and reduce stress levels at work, in personal lives.

July 19, 2022
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212,

The University of Missouri’s Employee Assistance Program will host free Occupational Stress Programs from July to December to help employees enhance their well-being and reduce their stress levels at work and in their personal lives.

The programs — 12 sessions presented via Zoom — are one aspect of the overall EAP strategy to provide occupational health education and are intended to increase awareness of stressors influencing a person’s ability to function; enhance their corresponding well-being; and provide critical information to moderate, reduce and eliminate stressors.

“This series provides our employees with tools and resources to manage stressors they encounter within the broad ecological universe in which each of us operates,” said James Hunter, Employee Assistance Program director.

The classes also will help employees increase their resilience and resistance to stress.

“While we can reduce and eliminate stressors, the series will help faculty, staff and others learn skills to better function in the presence of stressors without having undesirable consequences,” Hunter said.

Information about each session below is available here.

July 20, 11:30 a.m.  — Managing Change – Strategies for Individuals

July 26, 12:00 p.m. — Stress Management – A Primer

Aug. 9, 12:00 p.m. — Tools for Team Effectiveness

Aug. 23, 12:00 p.m. — How People Learn

Sept. 6, 12:00 p.m. — Work Team Diversity

Sept. 27, 12:00 p.m. — Primer to the EAP

Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m. — Guidelines for Love

Oct. 25, 12:00 p.m. — Parenting – Raising Children

Nov. 8, 12:00 p.m. — Emotional Intelligence

Nov. 22, 12:00 p.m. — Working with People in Crisis

Dec. 7, 12:00 p.m. — Managing Stress in Organizations

Dec. 21, 12:00 p.m. — Managing in Times of Change

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