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FEAP conducts seminars in association with Hoo's Well.  Hoo’s Well is the University of Virginia’s comprehensive wellness program. It is designed to help you get healthy and stay healthy by improving your general fitness and reducing your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other debilitating illnesses. Take part in taking care of yourself. Participate in the classes offered through this program to help you lose weight, improve your diet and nutrition, manage stress, and enhance your general health. The sessions affiliated with Hoos Well are notated in the schedule below:


FEAP also offers seminars on a variety of Work/Life topics throughout the year for general team groups and by request of departments.  To request a seminar for a work group, or for more information about upcoming seminars, please contact FEAP at 243-2643.


 The following seminars are free but registration is required.  

To register for FEAP Seminars, please CLICK HERE 


                      It Starts With You:  

How to Improve Workplace Communication


Many who usually communicate well struggle when it comes to dealing with conflict or disagreement.  Come join an interactive presentation that will focus on tools and techniques to enhance effective communication.  Building communication skills can enhance both our personal and work relationships while also decreasing stress and tension in your life.

Attend to:

Gain insight into your own communication style;

Learn how to overcome roadblocks to communication;

Learn techniques that will create more positive outcomes even with difficult conversations.

Content is based on the book “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High”

 Presented by: Rebecca Mason, RN, MSN, CS, CEAP
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Education Resource Center, Room B



Positive Practice:  Stress First Aid, Caring for Self & Coworkers


This seminar covers the degrees of stress which can impact people and ways to identify and reduce the impact of such stress.  Most Health Care Professionals have a moderate to high level of stress as usual elements in the work environment.   Personal life can also have events and waves of moderate to high stress levels.  Independently or together those natural factors in life can accumulate and have heavy impact.  There are many ways to expand awareness of stress and how it can become symptomatic.  There are also on-going practices which can help heal, restore, and prevent stress from reaching a point of negatively effecting ones experiences and relationships.  This workshop provides ways to address these issues with tools and practices that can serve you and your co-workers.

 Presented by:  Joyce Camden, LCSW

Wednesday, July 19, 2018          
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Education Resource Center, Room B


Raising the Digital Generation: 

Parenting in the Age of Hyper-Connection



Technology is transforming the way that we relate and live our lives.  This seminar will explore the opportunities and challenges that raising kids in the digital age brings, and will provide strategies for raising a generation of kids transformed by technology. 

Presented by:  Monica Maughlin, LPC, CEAP

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Education Resource Center, Room B




Positive Practice:  Cultivating a Positive Mindset


 This engaging seminar will explore the new research on how we can use effective strategies to cultivate a positive mindset that leads to greater positive emotions and sense of well-being.  We will look at ways to help decrease worrying and negative mind chatter.  We will also learn how our mindset impacts not only ourselves but those around us.

Presented by: Mary Sherman, LCSW, CEAP
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Education Resource Center, Room B



Understanding Long Term Care Insurance


 In this session we will review the costs of long term care and explore the various aspects of Long Term Care Insurance as a potential part of one’s financial plan for the future. We will look at who can benefit from having LTC Insurance and what features should be considered, as well as costs and options for coverage. The University’s Genworth offering will be discussed but this session is provided by FEAP so no insurance products are sold or individually promoted.

 Presented by Brenda Wilson, LCSW, CEAP & Tricia B. Branch, CFP, CLU, ChFC
Financial Services Professional Agent, New York Life Insurance Company

Thursday, August 23, 2018
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room


From Toothless Grins to Public Meltdowns: The Joys and Challenges of Parenting Young and Elementary Aged Children

 This seminar will show ways to use the everyday joys and stresses of parenting to help your child, and you, understand how emotional needs affect behavior and impact the parent/child relationship.  You will learn important parenting principles, and a few helpful ways to nurture your child's developing mind and relationship skills.

Presented by:  Monica Maughlin, LPC, CEAP
Friday, September 14, 2018
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Education Resource Center, Room B


The Wisdom of the Enneagram


Come learn about the Wisdom of the Enneagram and how discovering your own personalities’ core needs can help you navigate most successfully through all of your relationships.  Whether it involves our family, your business environment or an intimate relationship, becoming more aware of how to better understand both your own and others personalities can lead you to a more fulfilled life.

Presented by: Debra Early, LPC, CEAP
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room


Thursday, December 6, 2018
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Education Resource Center, Room B


From Managers to Consultants: Parenting Our Teens

Transforming from childhood to adolescence can feel like the world is being turned upside down for both teens and parents.  This seminar will help parents better understand and navigate this period of their child’s life and provide some tips on helpful ways to understand and engage with our kids.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room


Keeping the Love Alive in Long Term Relationships

Establishing long term love and excitement in our most intimate relationships is one of the main challenges we face throughout our lives.  Anyone in a relationship or who plans on being in one needs to know how to keep love alive over the long term.  But, how do we learn this secret?  Come learn valuable methods for reinvigorating your most sacred love relationships and understanding what really matters in the quest for enduring love.  

Presented by:  Debra Early, LPC, CEAP
Friday, December 14, 2018
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room


  To register for FEAP Seminars, please CLICK HERE