“ Before I did an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), I was already a fairly spiritual person and had a great family and friendship base and a job I enjoyed. However, I still struggled with managing stress, so much so that I began to have gut related issues and would often feel anxious. I used to live concerned about the expectations of others. I cared too much about what I thought they would think. I always felt I had to do everything right, be the best.
How did these issues improve working with our EAP Mentor and EAP?
EAP has helped me choose to do things for me, as opposed to doing it in search of approval from others. The amount of my health issues are reduced and are now are few and far in between. By alleviating the stress I was feeling, my entire perspective on work and many other areas in my life has shifted. Moments where I would usually feel overwhelmed, frustrated or anxious, no longer make me feel this way. In return this has also allowed me to spend more of my own time focusing on my other values such as friends and family.
What is the overall thing you would want to say to someone considering doing the EAP?
My experience was that I really didn’t have to do anything. The discussions with my EAP Mentor almost instantly stuck in my head. I found myself thinking about the discussions and my experience daily, which naturally lead to me being more aware. Be ready to be open and honest. Be willing to learn more about yourself then you could possibly know. This is an opportunity for even the smallest shift to have phenomenal positive effects. Employee Assistance Programs really have the power to help you change your life if you let it. ”
“ Before I got involved with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), I was prone to depression and anger and fearful of my future and other people’s expectations of me. I lacked the awareness to see who I wanted to be and the calmness to decide how to get there. Through EAP I developed a greater understanding of who I am and my values and the triggers that pushed my negative thoughts and behaviors. I developed a calmness in response to stress that allowed me to consider the actions that best served me, and the self-confident to follow through. This EAP Program has been of tremendous value to me in understanding what is at the root of my depression and anger problems. The techniques I have learned have enabled me to deal with these issues when they arise. This has freed me to cast aside distracting thoughts and self-doubt to become the better version of me that I can. ”
CHRIS H., RESTAURANT MANAGER
“ EAP made what felt daunting and insurmountable approachable and doable. It provided me with the structure for change helping me find my best self and the best of life, I started to see the destructive patterns in my life changing into the best manifestation in all areas. ”
MICHAL S., INTERIOR DESIGNER
“ EAP has empowered me with some very special tools and knowledge that I use on a daily basis and will continue to use for the rest of my life. I look back to my past with the opinion that I had been living my life with my eyes and ears shut. I now have a totally different perspective on life and the way I go about things. ”
TRAVIS L., ENGINEER
“ I started my weekly EAP sessions or as I like to think of them, a date with myself. Although I had been on a journey of personal development for many years, I realized that I had never sat and considered my values. I also uncovered many other areas which were lacking awareness. As they say, you can’t change what you can’t see! It’s early days yet but I’m constantly amazed by the insights I am gaining. I’m loving this! ”
DEB H., HEALTH THERAPIST
“ My EAP Session left me feeling so much better and was given very good advice. I went out that day and started getting involved with things I had stopped doing and reaching out in a positive way. All my thanks in just one visit. ”
EAP COUNSELING CLIENT
“ The EAP therapist is amazing. Her approach is thoughtful, kind and I felt comfortable sharing details in our first session that have been carefully guarded in sessions with past therapists. Her advice and suggestions helped me come to a fast resolution on several issues that I had previously considered unrelated, but all had the same root. ”
EAP COUNSELING CLIENT