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.
What we think influences our well-being. What we believe influences our well-being. What we do with our bodies influences our well-being. The relationships we have and the groups we belong to influence our well-being. Since our well-being can be impacted by our thoughts, beliefs, actions, and connections, it’s beneficial to get familiar with an exciting field of study, Positive Psychology. Here are some of the ways it’s described;
“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living, focusing on both individual and societal well-being.” Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.” University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center
You may have interest in exploring a bit for yourself.
Check out the following resources:
https://seeinghappy.org/ Hard not to smile at the variety of photos in the “Happy Feed”
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ Peruse the articles, the section for schools, quizzes, podcasts or videos
https://ppc.sas.upenn.edu/ Penn Positive Psychology Center
If you would like support in pursuing more well-being in your life, please consider connecting with your EAP for counseling or work/life solutions. Explore the other links in the green navigation box on this page or call our program services provider, New Directions Behavioral Health, to get started. The 24/7/265 number for New Directions is 800-624-5544.