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July 20 Webinar: Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal”

Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal” Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm For over a year we have not known ‘what comes next’. Carefully, we can move back to our pre-pandemic lives, but we are […]

May 18 Webinar: Living in Today

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Living in Today Cherish Yesterday. Dream Tomorrow. Live Today. Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm This webinar will provide tools needed to: […]

Jan 19 Webinar: Managing Compassion Fatigue During COVID-19

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. Managing Compassion Fatigue through Self-Care Strategies during COVID-19 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm Professionals in the healthcare and education fields are at a greater risk for developing burnout and Compassion Fatigue due to excessive practice […]

Dec 16 Webinar Español: 10 maneras inteligentes de ahorrar

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE. Mié., 16 de Dic. de 2020 13:00 – 14:00 EST 10 maneras inteligentes de ahorrar sin mucho esfuerzo Ahorrar dinero no tiene por qué ser difícil. De hecho, puede programarse en piloto automático. Ahorrar dinero no tiene por qué ser difícil. De hecho, puede programarse en piloto […]

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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.

Description

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

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.

The EAP has moved (temporarily)!

Due to circumstances beyond our control (a fire in our building at 419 West Redwood Street), the EAP will be temporarily operating in the Health Services Library at 601 West Lombard Street on the 2nd floor.  We do have access to emails, but we do not have access to our phones.  We have an EAP after-hours phone that we invite you to call us on at any time: 410.241.1488.

If you already have an appointment scheduled with us, your counselor will be calling you from her cell phone to confirm your appointment.  If you have any questions, please call the number listed above, or email Maureen McCarren at mmccarre@psych.umaryland.edu

 

Professional Building Closed Today

The professional building was closed today.  Maintenance is working on fixing the problem.  Friday’s appointments were all canceled.  We apologize if your counselor was not able to notify you.  The counselors are unable to access their computers/calendars/contact information for clients.  We hope this is all rectified soon.  Next week, the EAP may be located in another building on campus.  Please stay tuned for updates.

Meet and Greet the EAP

The EAP will have a table in the hospital every couple of weeks so employees can get to know us better.  You may have noticed us on March 1 in the hallway near the Breast Cancer Center.  We had some free give aways, brochures and a raffle for a gift basket.  Best of all, employees were able to meet a counselor and ask questions about the EAP.  The next time we will be in the hospital is March 17th.  Look for us at both lunch time and dinner time.  See you then!!