Lighten Up: How to be Less Stressed About Stress

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

12:00 pm

Clark Center Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

How can you keep a clear, cool head while under stress? We know from experience (and cutting edge research) that trying to push stress away is a waste of energy, but we keep hearing how bad stress is for us! Stress is not going to disappear, and yet recent studies suggest that a "stress is bad –must get rid of it" mindset may only compound the negative impact of chronic stress on our health. We can instead adopt a "stress-is-enhancing" mindset and see a real positive impact on our well-being. Instead of the daily wrestling match, we can elicit the vital role stress can play in living the lives we want to live. In this one hour workshop we will learn to recognize stress for what it is, learn techniques that will help us stay calm in its midst, and learn ways to shift our thinking to activate the enhancing aspects of stress.

Instructor: Sarah Meyer, MA, completed her graduate degree in Counseling and Health Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2010.  She is Manager of Operations for BeWell Coaching at Stanford and works as a health coach and instructor of stress-management and mindfulness programs across campus.  Sarah is a trained instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly 15 years. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clark Center Auditorium Map

Registration for this class will begin on 1/5 at 9 a.m. via the HIP Homepage

Course Fee: $30 (STAP/EA funds:yes)

Class code: lu-01


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