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CARES Lunch & Learn Topics

PinnacleHealth CARES provides speakers who can talk about a variety of topics for corporate and community-based organizations.

General Topics:

Appropriate Boundaries in Healthy Relationships

Learn to recognize the signals of unhealthy habit patterns. Discover how to set loving limits with others and ourselves at home and in the workplace.

Dealing with Anger:  Yours and Others

Learning to express this emotion in an effective manner can be challenging.  Discussion will focus on
causes, typical responses and alternative ways of dealing positively with this powerful emotion.

Developing Values in Children

From a holistic perspective gain an understanding about how to build a foundation for children to learn values such as responsibility, sharing and honesty.  Discuss the factors that influence our values and the impact that role modeling has in the learning process.

Emotional Burnout

Do you feel robbed of joy and zest for living?  Burnout occurs when we have exhausted our physical and emotional resources. Recognize signs and signals and explore strategies for coping and prevention.

Excellence Not Perfection

Learn how to recognize unreasonable expectations of self and others.  Explore the subtle attitudes and behavior of being perfect, expecting to be perfect and expecting perfection in others. Consider the healthier choice of excellence not perfection.      

Giving:  Knowing When Enough is Enough

How do we know when helping could really be hurtful?  Learn when to limit our need to give with the need to receive graciously to maintain a healthy balance for everyone involved.

Growing with Change

New job, moving, separation?  Change is the one thing in life that we can be sure of!  Learn how to gain a sense of balance from change and grow as a result.

Happiness is an Inside Job

Life is a building process-a journey not a destination.  This seminar is about each one of us as a unique individual and our part in that building process as it impacts our personal happiness.

Holiday Stress

From a woman’s point of view, the holidays create a unique challenge.  This presentation outlines some of the challenges of the traditional holiday season as well as tips for coping. Discover the benefits of involving family members as much as possible.

Humor - It Does a Body Good

Humor and laughter are gifts we can give ourselves to help survive our challenging, stress-filled world.  They can play a vital role in living, learning, working and being healthy. In this session, we will explore the physical and emotional effects of humor and laughter and its impact on stress levels and health.  You will also learn easy, fun-filled, practical tips for getting more “mileage” out of your life and work.

In Honor of Friendship

Discuss what friends are and are not and the types of friends.  Discover factors, which affect establishing, and maintaining friendships, as well as family expectations of friendships.

In-laws instead of Out-laws!

Through marriage we sometimes gain an additional family whose values and perspectives are very different from ours.  Understanding differences by building bridges instead of barriers can be helpful.

Is it Worth My Time:  Your Time or Not

Learn how to manage your time for the most efficient schedule.  Make the clock work for you.  Time management is really self management-a life skill.  Learn tips to uncover the important things in your life and plan your time accordingly.

Parenting By Personality

It’s not easy being green, or red, or blue or yellow when your children come from a different colored gene pool.  Learn tips to identify and cherish those differences without compromising values.

What Color is Your Personality?

Are you blue, green yellow or red – or a mixture of all four? Learn what makes you tick and might drive another crazy without even trying and why. This presentation is great fun for a small to medium size groups. A brief preference test is administered and then the results are discussed in open forum style. (Note: More sophisticated tests like Myers-Briggs (MBTI) are wonderful for self awareness but this tool provides in a more simplistic way how to focus on our strengths minimize our weaknesses as we work and live and together.)

Health Topics:

Breast Health: What Do I Need to Know?

Breast Self Examination (BSE)… an opportunity to use a breast model…are part of this presentation.  Find out what breast lumps feel like, how you can do BSE and what to do to follow up.

Growing Older Better Be Funny

A lighthearted look at the many physical changes that occur as we age. Emphasis is placed on wellness promotion through healthy choices.

Menopause:  Hearts, Bones, Hot Flashes and Hormones

Explore the facts, fallacies and new possibilities of menopause.  This presentation focuses on coping with the internal and external changes associated with the transitional years.

Osteoporosis Can Fracture Lives

Osteoporosis is a disease that gradually weakens bones so they become more fragile and more likely to break.  This program looks at risk factors as well as current diagnostic and treatment options.

Is it Alzheimer's Disease or am I Losing My Mind?

Program includes discussion about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, warning signs, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and a practical guide for the caregiver.

Keep Your Heart Healthy and Smile!

Learn five ways to determine your heart health status. Discuss strategies for making healthy heart choices and overcoming barriers to better heart health. 

Counting on Good Health? Know Your Numbers

Numbers are an integral part of our daily lives.  Learn what the numbers of important health tests and screenings mean and how they add up to a healthier you.

What's Up Doc? A Light Hearted Look at the Patient Phsyican Relationship

The days of Marcus Welby, MD may be long gone, but there are still important things you as a patient can do to ensure a healthy long-term relationship with your physician or health care provider.

Business Topics:

Are You Listening?

In the enthusiasm to make our point, do we miss the opportunity to really hear what our boss, fellow employee or family member is trying to communicate?  Learn techniques as well as the positive benefits of active listening.

Assertiveness: The Art of Expressing Yourself at Home and in the Workplace

Communication is essential for conducting effective business.  This presentation helps participants identify their current pattern of communication and presents techniques for assertive communication that can open lines of communication by expressing yourself effectively.

Take this Job and Love It

Are you working to live or living to work?  Learn new perspectives on how to be happy in the workplace.

Ready! Set! Get Organized!

If only I could get organized! Explore ways and share tips of organization at home and in the workplace to make life simpler and accomplish more with less effort.

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