Presentation on theme: "Straddling Unemployment Presented November 23, 2009 by Patty Vanderpool, LPC, CEAP President, EAP Lifestyle Management."— Presentation transcript:
Straddling Unemployment Presented November 23, 2009 by Patty Vanderpool, LPC, CEAP President, EAP Lifestyle Management
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Positive Thinking? HOW?
Positive Psychology: 3 approaches to the good life
#1 Savor the moment!
#2: Be grateful Write down 3 good things that happened today.
Be hopeful. #3 Be hopeful.
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
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
When life throws you curveballs, hit them out of the park. -Bounce Back Book
The power of prayer & practicing your faith…
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
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)
Share good news often!
Cultivate a sense of humor.
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
Emotions are contagious! Emotions are contagious!