Welcome to the Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit program intended to ensure a healthy work environment for all staff. Through a partnership between Pasco County Schools and New Directions (our behavioral health care provider), our employees will have access to enhanced services. These services include counseling and referral for personal or work-related issues, health coaching, legal and financial consultation, and a wealth of online resources.
Uncertainty is a state of being most people view unfavorably. Since early March, 2020 there has been more uncertainty in daily life than just about all of us have ever experienced. What to do? Identify, process, connect and release. Identify the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing now. Process what concerns/fears may underly them. Connect with someone you trust to share these things (it may be just the moment of vulnerability that also allows them to share). Release the things that are beyond your control. Things that may happen in the future, also may not happen. As Reinhold Niebuhr penned in the Serenity Prayer “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Work on things within your current scope that you can work on. If developing contingency plans (“plan B”) helps you feel more prepared to face the uncertainty of future events, contemplate what action steps you may begin taking now. Beyond that, try to step off the “what if” wheel that steals today’s energy and peace. Perpetuating the illusion of “when I have all the answers I need (control), I’ll be happy (peaceful, content, etc.)” comes with tremendous costs – maybe consider making peace with uncertainty instead. Easy? Certainly not. Possible? Definitely. If the stress of uncertainty, or other life pressures are holding you back, please reach out to an EAP provider to build your resources and supports.