Session One: Stress is a Gift, Course# TD1276
Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, USB 102
Presented by: Judy Rannow
Stress is the last thing you want at work or at home, right? Well, not necessarily. It turns out that a little adversity can actually make you stronger. Join us as we turn ideas about workplace stress upside down while learning that challenges can actually be vital to life-long learning and growth.
Session Two: Creating Balance Through Stress Management, Course# TD1203
Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Taylor 400
Presented by: Marsha Mays-Bernard
Hardly a day passes when we don't hear someone say they are "stressed out", overwhelmed or are trying to juggle too many things at one time. We live in a stressful society and often our lives feel out of balance.
The most commonly accepted definition of stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands and expectations exceed the ability and resources available to deal with them. When this occurs, individuals can feel overwhelmed and out of control. This creates "wear and tear" on our bodies, minds and emotions, that if left unchecked can have negative consequences on our well-being. To maintain our health, we need to reduce or moderate the stress in our lives and/or improve our ability to manage it. This workshop will provide general information about stress and the benefits of building a repertoire of stress management techniques that will help restore balance to our lives. Emphasis will be placed on relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and be prepared to relax and take the time to EXHALE!
Session Three: Yoga and Meditation, Course# TD1277
Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, UREC 200 Group Fitness Studio
Presented by: Lorie Miller and Holly Wade
Stretch and strengthen your muscles to release tension through Yoga. Then experience the soothing power of meditation. A relaxing, calm environment will provide you stress relief. We'll help you find ways to incorporate these beneficial disciplines into your everyday life.
Session Four: Wellness 101, Course# TD1278
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, UREC 128 Instructional Room
Presented by: Lorie Miller and Holly Wade
Wellness is a journey, not a destination! Discover 7 components to wellness to create a balanced lifestyle.
Session Five: Normalizing Stress: Truthfully, You're Just Like Everyone Else, Course# TD1279
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM,
Presented by: Judy Rannow, Jennifer Testa and Suzanne Vance
Two-thirds of Americans say they are likely to seek help for stress. 62% say work has a significant impact on their stress levels. 70% of workers are unhappy in their current employment due to work related stress. What does that mean? We have a lot in common. You're not alone. You're not weak. You're, well, normal. In this class, we'll determine how to place our pots on the best burners at the best temperatures so our food can always be cooked to perfection. What does stress have to do with cooking? Join us and find out… .
Session Six: Harnessing Your Resiliency: Thriving Under Pressure, Course# TD1280
Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Wine-Price
Presented by: Jennifer Campfield
Join us as we examine the concept of resiliency, the ability to thrive in the face of adversity and disruptive change, and explore how to tap in to your own natural capacity to be resilient. From maintaining high productivity during an organization restructuring to coping with a divorce to surviving a serious illness, some individuals demonstrate more resilience than others. The good news is that all of us can become more resilient! Explore ways to improve our problem solving capacity, increase our ability to maintain a positive attitude during difficult times, and develop a knack for bouncing back quickly from setbacks. Participate in a lively discussion that will help you to identify practical tools and strategies for fostering your own natural resiliency in today’s rapidly changing and demanding workplace.
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