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Straddling Unemployment Presented November 23, 2009 by Patty Vanderpool, LPC, CEAP President, EAP Lifestyle Management.

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2 Straddling Unemployment Presented November 23, 2009 by Patty Vanderpool, LPC, CEAP President, EAP Lifestyle Management

3 Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. ~Norman Vincent Peale

4 Positive Thinking? HOW?

5 Positive Psychology: 3 approaches to the good life

6 #1 Savor the moment!

7 #2: Be grateful Write down 3 good things that happened today.

8 Be hopeful. #3 Be hopeful.

9 Other lessons in gratefulness: Remind yourself of the struggles of others Volunteer your time and talents Compare downward. Tell someone each day why you are grateful for them. Start each day with a prayer/meditation and a gratefulness exercise

10 Tolerate Uncertainty

11 Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. -Unknown

12 When life throws you curveballs, hit them out of the park. -Bounce Back Book

13 Brain Fitness

14 The power of prayer & practicing your faith…

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17 The Four Noble Truths The existence of suffering The causes of suffering The path that leads to the cessation of the causes of suffering The cessation of the causes of suffering

18 Mental Health Suggestions Mindfulness: …keeps us centered, alert and conscientious, helping us to know what is happening in our mind as it happens, and thus to deal with problems as they arise. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom (Godsfield Press, 2000)

19 Share good news often!

20 Social Support

21 Smile!

22 Cultivate a sense of humor.

23 DO try this at home… oRead Dave Barry oAATH (www.aath.or g) oWatch funny movies oReaders Digest o888.HA-HA- HA oEmergency Laughter List

24 Emotions are contagious! Emotions are contagious!

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28 A 3-Step Plan #1 Self Care

29 #2: Change your behavior.

30 #3: Change your thinking

31 Thank you! EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC


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