Inspiring Thoughts from EAC

Emotional Self-Regulation: An Important Life Skill

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Emotional self-regulation is an important life skill and plays a significant role in our relationships both at home and at work.  People who possess the ability to manage their emotions and behaviors often have healthier relationships and develop more resilience in managing life stressors. Read More

Questions to Ask a Clinician When Beginning Therapy

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Finding a therapist can be challenging and scary. It can feel personal and vulnerable. Here are some questions to consider when meeting with a therapist for the first time. Do you accept my insurance? What is my copay? At times, you may need to contact Read More

Can You Recognize & Respond to Suicidal Cues?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We’ve all wondered if we missed signs of suicidal thoughts of others.  Frequently, others try to hide any indication about their thoughts of self-harm and feelings of despair.  This can be especially true with acquaintances and casual relationships (i.e., work relationships).  People who we closely interact Read More

Understanding the 5 Stages of Change to Help Break Unhealthy Habits

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Habits can be very difficult to break, especially destructive habits! For many of us, making positive changes and breaking unhealthy habits can create a continuous problem and often, we find ourselves repeating the same self-defeating patterns and behaviors. Some of us may find our unhealthy Read More

Creating Real Affirmations for Positive Change

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Many people have learned that when you want to make a positive behavior change in your life, it’s important to create a phrase or sentence to remind yourself of your new thinking. That’s called an affirmation. Repeating it often to yourself helps re-align your thoughts with these new messages. Read More

Reflecting on Words

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Thousands of Candles can be Lighted from a Single Candle, and the Life of the Candle will Not be Shortened. Happiness, Wisdom and Love Never Decrease by Being Shared. – Buddha The quote above is displayed in my office.  I often look at it and Read More

Telehealth is Here to Stay

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – There have been many silver linings that have come out of the pandemic. One significant change that is likely to continue long-term has been the use of telehealth. The pandemic resulted in expedited changes in health care delivery and the widespread use of telehealth for Read More

Living Healthy: How We Do It; Why We Don’t

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Living Healthy.  It’s a concept we hear and see everywhere – on local and national news, commercials, break rooms, social media, hundreds of books, and we often talk to friends and family about it, too. There are new superfoods introduced regularly, along with “the Read More

Raise Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

This is a guest post provided by The Staywell Company, LLC. Permission to re-post has been given. What do you do when someone jumps in front of you at the deli counter, cuts you off on the freeway or takes credit for your work? How you address these and similar situations constitutes your emotional intelligence (EQ). Read More