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DUST OFF THOSE WALKING SHOES!!!

                                

Matthew Meadow Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a Charity 5K Fun Run/Walk Starting at 10 am Saturday October 21, 2017 Benefiting OUTCOMES, INC.

Register on Eventbrite (see link below) or in person the day of the event at Matthew Meadow Park (Matthew and Mateo Prado) between 9am-10am. Fee is $10/participant (Cash or check). Pets free/must be on leash

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Open to Everyone! Adults, Kids of all ages, Friends, Neighbors, Walking Groups and PETS!

Join us and have some family fun for a good cause!!

IF YOU CAN’T JOIN US, PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

ANY AMOUNT IS WELCOME!!

 *OUTCOMES is a non-profit organization that provides affordable mental health counseling to Adults, Children, Couples, Families and Groups.

Youth programs are available and Vocational testing and counseling is offered to those referred from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program offers services and information.

 

 

For the third consecutive year, T. Zane Reeves, board member at Outcomes, Inc is presenting a series of training workshops especially designed for Human Resources (HR) specialists and supervisors. This year Dr. Reeves is joined by various co-presenters who are experts in compensation, employee privacy and confidentiality, team building and mediation. Their emphasis is on building skills that working professionals can apply immediately in the workplace to resolve difficult challenges. These workshops fall within the overall Outcomes’ mission of improving the lives of employees and their families within the framework of Employee Assistance Programs. Call 243-2551 to register for the 2011 Human Resources Workshop Series.

Coping with stress at work present a special challenge, especially when we feel that we are not able to control what happens at work.  While it’s true that some work matters are out of our control it doesn’t mean that we can’t develop some healthy stress management habits.  Here are a few suggestions:

  • Use some of your time to get organized — Though we sometimes avoid doing it, taking stock of all you have to do can be a helpful first step toward setting your priorities and taking care of your most important or urgent tasks.  The time you take to get organized can help decrease the feeling that things are out of control.
  • Seek out opportunities for training — Learning new skills, or brushing up on old ones, can be a very effective way of relieving stress and gaining a new perspective on your work.  Training can help rekindle the energy that we have for our work.
  • Communicate for change — Positive change happens at work when people talk to one another and focus on how to make meaningful improvements.  Even if change doesn’t happen immediately, it can be helpful to create positive ideas for how the workplace can develop.
  • Stay positive — Take a moment to look at what’s upsetting you – is it as threatening as it first appeared?  Is it really insurmountable or does it just require that you adjust your way of looking at things?  Being positive in the face of difficult circumstances means choosing a response that leads to growth, new skills, and greater cooperation.
  • Take care of yourself — They’re basic and common-sense but almost all of us can do more of them: exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, eat healthy whole foods, take breaks to relax, and maintain strong friendships.

Successfully managing stress at work is an ongoing challenge for most of us but with practice it’s something we can all do — for our own good and for the good of everyone that works with us!  For more information on stress management, or for staff training on stress or other topics, please visit our EAP resource pages or our listing of workplace trainings.