September EFAP News: Coping with Change




Life doesn’t stand still. Changes in your work environment or at home disrupt your daily routine, and this can bring about feelings of anxiety and discomfort.

These feelings can make you resistant to a change that may be necessary for your personal and professional growth.

LifeScope can help with:

  • Articles and audio tips on coping with change and goal setting
  • Information on life stages and transitions
  • Resources and referrals to support relocation, family and caregiving needs, job transition, and more

24/7 access to confidential counseling support

Tues, Sept 15th at 12pm ET/9am PT & 2pm ET/11am PT

Join this free webinar to learn strategies for dealing with both the losses and the gains that come with change. To register, log on to with your institution username and password. In the middle of the homepage, click on ‘Online Seminars’ then “Coping with Change” to sign up. If you are unable to attend, look for the archived webinar under Online Seminars, approximately 7-10 days after the live presentation.

September Tips for Taking Action

You may also be interested in viewing the following tip sheets, which can be found by logging on to with your institution username and password, and clicking on the ‘Monthly Communications’ button on the top left corner of the homepage.

“Dealing with Change”- Often, it’s the idea of “the unknown” that causes the most stress during periods of change. If your life is going through a change, it is important to maintain an open perspective and clear communication channels to ensure you can get the best of out the situation. This article offers suggestions to help you manage change more effectively, and reduce the stressors that are often associated with change.

“Riding the Waves of Transition”- Some transitions can be unwelcome and unexpected, while others can be a planned breath of fresh air. Some are short, while others make you wonder if the end will ever come. No matter how you come to be in a transitional period in your life, there are strategies you can employ to keep perspective and capture the lessons of change. Read this article to learn more.

“Rising through the Ranks”- While climbing the career ladder can mean an increase in stature and compensation, it can also bring the challenge of acclimating to new workplace dynamics and greater responsibility. This article offers tips for maintaining your integrity, values and sense of balance when navigating your career trajectory.

The September Calendar, Poster/Webinar Promo, and Spanish Language Poster can also be accessed on the member website by clicking on the ‘Monthly Communications’ button on the top left corner of the homepage.

LifeScope is a free, confidential life service available to all faculty and staff, as well as household and family members. Our professional counselors are standing by 24 hours a day to confidentially assist with any issue that matters to you and your family.

24/7 Toll-free line: 800-828-6025


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