• EAP and COVID-19 2021: Surviving COVID 19: Presentation to the National Behavioral Consortium

      Gorter, Jeff (2021-05-03)
      This was a presentation to the National Behavioral Consortium to help members understand the various stresses that they had been exposed to over the last year during the Pandemic. Gorter outlined the key types of fatigue that members more than likely had experienced. These slides were used to encourage audience participation about their experiences for the last year.... The list of types of Fatigue included: 1) Decision Fatigue - The rush of a challenge faced, may be followed by dip - Doom Scrolling 2) Zoom Fatigue - takes a different energy & Miss my “work family” 3) Compassion Fatigue - Effective helpers have empathy - Reluctance to acknowledge our own stories 4)Cumulative Fatigue - All of the above
    • EAP and COVID-19: Why HR Leaders Need to Cultivate Their Adaptive Capacity

      Gorter, Jeff (2020-09-11)
      It goes without saying that HR professionals are no strangers to change. Dealing with the unexpected, responding to crises, and managing the human side of business fluctuations are central to any HR leader’s role in a company. But 2020 has brought an unprecedented series of challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to civil unrest to widespread economic distress. Addressing the HR needs of your organization in the midst of a fluid and rapidly evolving dynamic requires rapid reassessment and frequent course corrections on almost a daily basis. It requires adaptive capacity. What Is Adaptive Capacity?
    • Zoom Exhaustion is Real. Here are Six Ways to Find Balance & Stay Connected

      Hickman, Steven D. (Mindful.org, 2020-04-06)
      I’ve been teaching mindfulness and compassion for about twenty years now, and I believe I thrive when I’m sitting with a group of people open to exploring this transformative practice. Friends and family have known me to “come alive” when I am teaching and I feel a familiar surge of excitement and animation when I have those opportunities. But the other day, a colleague invited me to co-teach a short compassion session online with her. I deeply appreciated the invitation but immediately declined because I just haven’t felt like a teacher since this virus invaded our lives. I’ve worked my tail off in other ways, but something had me holding back from teaching. I knew in my bones that I couldn’t do this, but that made me curious.