Most MINES trainings can be delivered via webinar to support remote employees. Contact MINES for details.
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Addiction involves being abnormally dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. The most common addictions involve alcohol, drugs, sex, eating, and gambling. The employee caught in this destructive cycle can be helped through a variety of treatment options.
Objective: Trainings will focus on identifying and understanding the addict, how the process impacts work and personal lives, and how to obtain help. Each addiction can be presented as a stand-alone presentation, or an overview of all addictions can be given. A separate class on dealing with adolescent substance abuse is also offered. Recommended time: 1.5 hours
Adolescents offer a unique challenge for parents. Determining what are normal behaviors versus signs of trouble will be examines as well as parenting tips and strategies on communication pitfalls, problem behaviors, and the difference between caring and care taking. There will be time to interact and share with other parents who may be facing similar challenges.
Objective: Determine normal versus problem behavior and discuss strategies. Recommended time: 1 hour
This training will examine the difference between being assertive and being aggressive and give participants the necessary tools to be assertive. Participants will assess their current assertive skills with regard to communication and decision-making.
Objective: Participants will learn to set boundaries, face problems directly, resolve stressful situations successfully, and feel less guilty when making decisions. Recommended time: 1.5 hours
This training will help participants reflect on their belief and value systems about work and family and develop a plan for how to meet their expectations. Through group discussions and interactive exercises, participants will glean insight on how to make their lives well balanced with work, family and personal life.
Objective: Discuss importance of work/life balance and discuss strategies to attain balance. Recommended time: 1 hour
Managing your time better doesn’t require formulas or eliminating sleep and fun! It does require some reflection, planning, and decision making. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to create time and get more done with fewer errors.
Objective: Attendees will learn to explain three techniques for creating more time in their day and will learn to describe how working with their natural daily rhythm can save precious time. Recommended time: 1 hour
Communication is sometimes described as a two-way street, but unless we have been trained to listen, hear, and respond, there’s a good chance we are not communicating effectively.
Objective: Attendees will look at all aspects of communication and hones in on the keys to delivering AND receiving content, so both parties have a clear understanding of the message, as well as the ability to successfully process and move forward after the conversation. Recommended time: 1 hour
History is unfolding before our eyes. In this class, we will be discussing the challenges associated with the real-life impacts of social unrest.
Objective: Attendees will learn the range of appropriate emotional responses to demonstrations with a focus on the importance of self-care and empathy. Recommended time: 1 hour
Change is inevitable and a constant in our lives, even though it may not always be welcome. Resistance to change is to be expected as change brings uncertainty and can cause stress. The process of change and the importance of acknowledging the stages of loss commonly associated with change will be discussed.
Objective: Techniques will be covered that help us comfortably manage change, reduce stress, and develop positive coping skills. Recommended time: 1 hour
Clutter can drain your energy and become a stressor. It can decrease your effectiveness and performance. Clutter is anything you have that you don’t use or don’t take care of. When you reduce unnecessary “stuff”, you have less “stuff” to store, maintain, and pay for – creating space for freedom and productivity.
Objective: Participants will learn an easy plan to minimize clutter in order to live a richer, fuller life with less “stuff.” Recommended time: 1.5 hours
Domestic violence knows no boundary, be it race, color, sex, or income. Definitions, myths, and types of abuse will be covered. The focus will be on signs and symptoms of the victim, as well as the abuser. Learn what to do and what not to do, if you work with a victim of domestic violence.
Objective: To become familiar with signs and symptoms of domestic abuse and actions on can take to help an abusive situation. Recommended time: 1 hour
Did you know that over 1 in every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 are both raising a child and caring for their aging parents? Learn more about this generation and how to support those you know in it, along with learning techniques if you are currently in this generation.
Objective: Develop an understanding of what the "sandwich" generation is and how to cope no matter what side of the generation you're on. Recommended time: 1 hour
Burnout is an unpleasant and persistent state of feeling stuck, depleted, and living in a mess of negative emotions. It won’t just magically go away by pushing onward. The good news is that there are specific steps you can take to eliminate and prevent personal burnout.
Objective: Attendees will name 7 elements in eliminating personal burnout and decide on 2 action steps they can start immediately. Recommended time: 1 hour
Anxiety, fear, sadness, and anger are all normal emotions. They all serve a purpose, and they can all run amok. Learn how to best manage your moods and emotions.
Objective: Attendees will learn the benefits of anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness. They will be able to name three techniques for managing moods and emotions. Recommended time: 1 hour
Lessons we are learning from current events is the critical nature of everyones voice. Inclusive work environments are productive environments! This seminar discusses how employees and managers can create an inclusive workplace.
Objective: Attendees will learn to identify activities, attitudes and assumptions that exclude coworkers. Then they will explore ideas to include others in ways that enrich the office as well as their personal lives. Recommended time: 1 hour
How a person feels about himself or herself impacts the way he or she interacts with others. His or her performance at work and home can be enhanced through developing a positive self-concept.
Objective: Participants will learn to diffuse the internal critic, examine self-talk for validity, challenge the stories that they tell themselves and change the message appropriately. Recommended time: 1 hour
The process of grief and loss impacts everyone, although everyone grieves differently.
Objective: To learn the stages of grief, and the behaviors and emotions that may occur in each stage. Additionally, to learn strategies to help individuals and those around them take care of needs (both physical and emotional) during a time of loss. Recommended time: 1 hour
Healthy relationships can add richness to the quality of life. This training will focus on the ingredients essential for healthy relationships with oneself and others, as well as how relationships develop and grow. Areas covered will include assertiveness, self-esteem, positive self-talk, setting boundaries, and communication.
Objective: Learn importance of and strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Recommended time: 1 hour
Family issues that cause stress in our everyday lives are compounded by the stress we experience elsewhere. Participants will be asked to identify family stressors, as well as workplace stress, and how those impact each other. Areas covered will include the indicators of stress (both physical and behavioral), time management and stress management techniques, communication skills, and conflict resolution.
Objective: Learn some exercises and strategies to use that will help alleviate family stress. Recommended time: 1 hour
Our daily joy can silently slip away until we notice our days seem dull and we have little enthusiasm. Becoming more engaged and joyful, both at home and at work, can be a simple process. Take the reins and make it happen! Learn how to improve your health and well-being by creating more peace, balance, and joy in your life.
Objective: During this interactive virtual presentation attendees will gain clarity on how to live with more joy and enjoy life more. We will cover: the health benefits of joy; ways we diminish our joy; strategies for creating more joy. Recommended time: 1 hour
Pessimists believe that events will not only last a long time, but that they will ultimately undermine everything. Pessimistic individuals often feel helpless and may sink into depression, which is an epidemic today. Optimists, on the other hand, believe that defeat is a temporary setback or a challenge — it doesn't knock them down.
Objective: This training will teach participants to develop a new set of cognitive skills that will enable them to take charge, challenge irrational assumptions and accomplish more. Recommended time: 1 hour
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live each day enthusiastically and energetically? Your mental and physical fatigue are telling you something. Lifestyle sources can include your food choices, sleep cycle, decision making, movement, grief, lack of purpose, or worry. Determine what both drains and replenishes your energy and create a unique roadmap of how to construct your day to maximize your energy.
Objective: Attendees will learn how how sleep, stress, movement, mood, and food all affect energy and will identify three things each that drain and replenish their energy and enthusiasm. Recommended time: 1 hour
This is an opportunity for all parents/care givers to learn how to communicate what is going on in the world today. We all come in different shapes and sizes, and we have different backgrounds, beliefs and abilities depending, in part, on where we come from—adoptive families, single-parent households, blended families, families with stay-at-home fathers and same-sex households. The care and support family members offer to one another is essential to the developmental process and to adequate functioning of children in today’s society.
Objective: Attendees will learn tips and skills to help them raise children that understand and respect the importance of diversity. Recommended time: 1 hour
In truth, you can’t reason with someone unreasonable, but there are techniques that can help you better manage the situation and preserve your sanity.
Objective: Attendees will learn three ways to remain calm during a tense exchange and will be asked to name six things they can do to deescalate a heated conversation. Recommended time: 1 hour
Oh what a year! One the likes of which we have never seen, and are perhaps more than ready to see come to an end. As time marches on, we will use this opportunity to reflect upon what we learned about ourselves during a unique and challenging time. Before the calendar flips to a new year, let's reset and be ready to move forward.
Objective: Attendees will explore what that might look like and use time for each person to start formulating a plan. Recommended time: 1 hour
How do some people bounce back from challenging experiences? Many characteristics of resilience can be cultivated. Take stock of your strengths. Discover key traits of resilience.
Objective: Attendees will learn to name 3 traits of resilient people and will describe 2 actions they can take now to build resilience. Recommended time: 1 hour
Have you ever wished you could go back and change what you said or did in a situation? Reacting to an event is good in an emergency but arises from unconscious, more primitive parts of the brain and can lead to regretting things we said or did if used in non-emergency situations. Responding, not reacting, is what most of us strive for because it allows space to make better decisions.
Objective: Attendees will learn how stress affects their ability to communicate and uncover simple techniques that will allow them to pause and use higher brain centers in making a more thought-out response. Recommended time: 1 hour
The history of race-based trauma in the US dates back over 400 years and its impact is emotional, psychological, and physical.
Objective: This course answers questions about how to avoid it and, more importantly, how to move past it once it has occurred. Recommended time: 1 hour
Emotions can run the gamut during November and December. People deal with expectations, losses, memories associated with the holidays, financial concerns, and family issues. This training will allow each participant to reflect on his or her beliefs about the holidays, and the areas they want to change. The trainer will facilitate group discussion about creative and healthy ways to thrive during the holiday season.
Objective: Explore the emotional side of the holidays and develop stress and time management skills. Recommended time: 1 hour
Often unrecognized, Compassion Fatigue costs the healthcare industry millions of dollars each year in stress, burnout and turnover. This training is tailored to meet the needs of the specific caregiver group and may include other topics covered in this catalog.
Objective: Signs and Symptoms of compassion fatigue will be identified along with introduction to coping skills. Recommended time: 2 hours
Given today’s current crisis situation we must start with our own self awareness. Are we on top of our biases, or might we be harboring some prejudices that lie outside of our awareness? This program will define unconscious bias and give us a framework in which to understand it.
Objective: With numerous discussion opportunities, attendees will explore biases, examine the conflict that arises between one’s natural inclination to categorize and the conscious drive towards diversity, look at how unconscious bias is measured and identify ways to overcome these biases. Recommended time: 1 hour
Understanding history is always key to moving forward.
Objective: Attendees will learn to describe 5 common thinking traps and thought biases as well as ways to overcome them. Recommended time: 1 hour
Social Security and Medicare will play a big part in your retirement years. This workshop provides basic information about Social Security benefits, Medicare and supplements, and prescription drug coverage. It will include information about determining eligibility, enrollment procedure, and help in understanding the options for supplemental coverage including Medigap policies or coverage under Medicare Advantage plans.
Objective: Attendees will learn when to enroll in Social Security and Medicare, and how to make supplemental coverage choices. Recommended time: 1-1.5 hours
Understanding history is always key to moving forward.
Objective: This fast-paced seminar will walk attendees through historical examples showing the important distinction between riots, demonstrations, and looting. Recommended time: 1 hour
Managed Behavioral Healthcare
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Employee Assistance Programs
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Critical Incident Support Services
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Training & Educational Programs
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