Published: Aug. 25, 2017

Tiles that say career. family, life, hope


Stress Management Series

Program Information

Wednesdays, September through November 2017 - 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

CU Art Museum Education Room

Register for the Stress Management Series

Stress management is a concern for everyone in these busy and uncertain times. In this educational and participatory workshop series, we will learn and practice several different effective strategies for reducing everyday life stress, including mindfulness, meditation, visualization, guided imagery, cognitive restructuring, emotional health and regulation, communication, assertiveness, and movement.Participants will be asked to commit to attending all eight sessions and complete outside assignments for maximum benefit. 

Facilitated by Paulette Erickson England, LCSW; Director, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Paulette has a  Master of Social Work, 2003 and Bachelor Degree in Psychology, 1993. Additional Training and Certifications include: EMDR, NaBITa Threat Assessment Certification, Graduate-level training in Depth Psychology. Paulette's professional counseling and social work experience includes 10 years County Social Work in Child Welfare, supervision, client counseling and advocacy; 6 years in private practice providing counseling to individuals, families, and couples; 3+ years at FSAP providing counseling, work-life presentations, support groups, clinical internship supervision and program coordination. Outside of FSAP, Paulette spends time with  family and enjoys music, continuing education in my field, participating in Sprint distance triathlons, hiking, and writing.


Design a Harmonious Life Workshop

Workshop Information

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Location: University Memorial Center (UMC) 425

Register for Design a Harmonious Life

We live in a success-obsessed world. Many of us prioritize or feel burdened by our careers at the expense of family, relationships, health, and spirituality. We fail to understand that success cannot be compartmentalized. When one area of our life suffers, all the other areas will follow suit sooner or later. If you want to be successful in life, and not spend all your time and energy working, you need to strive for balance. The good news is that you can design a harmonious life with 7 daily habits. Linzee Klinkenberg will help you guide through these simple and satisfying practices to empower you to create your best day. Lunch is provided. Registration is required. 

Presnted by Linzee Klinkenberg, Sponsored by Elevations Credit Union.

As a powerhouse public speaker and experienced performance coach, Linzee Klinkenberg leads organizations to increase engagement and productivity, and coaches executives toward success in their professional and personal lives. She specializes in helping others take a proactive approach to health, work-life balance, and maximizing creativity. Known for her humor, ferociousness, and originality, she is as entertaining as she is insightful. Her diverse background includes experience as a professional dancer, certified personal trainer, public speaker, entrepreneur, executive producer, and coach. She has been featured in Competitor Magazine, Boulder Daily Camera, The Seattle Times, and on Fox Sports Network.


New Parent Support Group

Program Information

Six Sessions: 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21

12:00 to 1:30 p.m. 

ARCE 332, East Campus

Register for the New Parent Support Group

New Parent Support GroupAre you a new parent or soon-to-be parent working at CU? Are you seeking a space in which you can share your experiences, struggles, and resources with other CU parents? If so, please join the new parent support group! We will challenge the sense of isolation that many working parents face by engaging in non-judgmental dialogue, providing information about parenting, and offering support in this journey of being a coach, model, and loved one to these precious human beings in our care. 

Facilitated by Connie North, PhD, MS LMFT

Connie has a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy, 2013; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in curriculum and instruction and educational policy studies, 2007; Master of Arts in educational policy studies, 2004; Bachelor of Arts in human biology, 1998. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has completed the sensorimotor psychotherapy level one trauma training. She began working in CU-Boulder’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program in March 2016. Her professional counseling experience includes three years in private practice and one year at a Longmont clinic providing counseling to individuals, partners/couples and families as well as one year providing counseling to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to becoming a therapist, Connie was a faculty member in a school of education and an academic advisor for biology and psychology undergraduate students. Outside of FSAP, Connie spends time with friends and family, and enjoys writing, hiking, biking, running, yoga, meditation, and continuing education in thier field.

Please email Alyssa Carpenter (Alyssa.carpenter@Colorado.EDU) for questions about registration and the facilitator, Connie North (Connie.North@Colorado.EDU), with any questions about the group.


How to Tame Your Money: Stay! Buy…Grow?

Program Information

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Location: East Campus, Administrative and Research Cetner (ARCE) 346

Register for How to Tame Your Money

"Stay! Buy…Grow?" –Dale Abood of Elevations. While most of us would claim that we aspire to financial goals—home ownership, saving for retirement, putting kids through college—recent studies have shown that a large percentage of people between the ages of 24-50 are deeply in debt, living from paycheck to paycheck, and highly stressed about the direction of their financial lives. Attend this seminar to discuss ways to keep in control of your finances.

Stay! Creating a spending plan

  • Reality check: basic needs vs. little luxuries.
  • Money management tools.

Buy…Building good credit

  • How credit scores affect your costs and your life.
  • Paying off debt.

Grow? Starting a savings plan

  • Emergency funds.
  • Small steps for starting a savings plan.

Lunch is provided by Elevations Credit Union. Registration is required. Facilited by Jeanette Beatty, Elevations Wealth Management