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The Anatomy of Calm

Dec. 1, 2022
Do you wish your nervous system came with an instruction manual?

Coping with Election Stress

Nov. 11, 2022

Election season brings up high levels of stress, tension, fatigue, fear, and overwhelm for many UT employees.

We offer these resources which may be a support to help navigate the spectrum of feelings you are encountering related to the election. As a gentle reminder, because we’re all unique, the coping strategies that soothe or support a friend or colleague may or may not be what you’re needing. You can try these different approaches to see what options might strengthen or expand practices already in your tool belt. 

Resources for Election Stress and Beyond

Dec. 4, 2020

The following is a message posted on the EAP website prior to the 2020 election. This post and the corresponding handout contain a number of resources to enhance your coping skills.

The simultaneous crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, renewed calls for racial justice and the current election season are crescendoing into high levels of stress, tension, fatigue, fear and overwhelm for many UT employees.

How to Live in Limbo: Three Strategies for Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Oct. 15, 2020

The pandemic has brought untold uncertainty and discomfort, but recognizing "that this is not the permanent future is necessary to fight feelings like 'this will never end,' " says social worker Alexandra Finkel. Here are three strategies for how we might accept living in a constant state of in-betweenness, in order to better manage how scary this state can be.