Managing Stress: Balancing Life and Work

Stress affects our health and productivity. Despite efforts to flood the nation with stress consciousness, stress continues to be ignored, disguised and judged. You cannot eliminate stress. You can only minimize it by managing your stress! Stress is a natural element of our bodies. Stress is what helps us achieve goals in our lives, meet deadlines and produce results. Learning how to manage your stress is a process, an ongoing balancing act. It necessitates improving your self-esteem, communication, and coping skills as well as getting healthy.

The emphasis of this class is on providing practical strategies for effectively dealing with stress. Topics include assumptions about stress, personal perspective on stress, self- esteem and self-confidence, assertiveness, anger and humor, nutrition, exercise, play, support and goal setting.