April is National Stress Awareness Month, a time focused on raising awareness for the negative impact stress can have on an individual’s overall wellbeing. Stress can formulate into tension or strain on your physical, mental, and emotional wellness, and because stress looks different for each person, it’s critical to understand your triggers and stress management style. While getting closer to understanding that stress, you can discover
the support and resilience needed to combat everyday stressors and anxiety that push against your overall wellbeing.
To commemorate National Stress Awareness Month, CHWB is hosting a full schedule of Community Education programs, demonstrations, and sessions geared toward giving you the tools needed to manage stress in your life. Keep reading to learn more about three programs for National Stress Awareness Month:
Lunch and Learn: Increasing Attention & Reducing Stress, April 4 from 12 PM – 1 PM: Join licensed mental health counselor, Jill Hamilton Buss, as she helps you understand the process of how attention works. This program will offer tips and strategies to help you regain your ability to pay attention to things that matter to YOU. In this workshop, you can expect to learn the surprising ways stress and attention are linked and how stressed states make us vulnerable to inattention. Plus, Jill will share evidence-based ways to better understand and reduce mental clutter and increase your ability to pay attention to things that matter.
Register for Lunch and Learn Here.
Tea Meditation, April 11 from 6 PM – 7 PM: Tea, with its centuries-old roots in Eastern medicine and cultural practices, has long been considered a way to good health, happiness, and wisdom. Now, modern western researchers are realizing tea’s role in managing mental and physical health – in addition to supporting lower stress and anxiety. This program focuses on learning to be in tune with what you feel in your body and following that intuition in the real world. You’ll taste a series of herbal teas designed to give you energy and relax the mind; then, you’ll take a silent moment and get in touch with your body. This program has a small fee of $5.
Register for Tea Meditation Here.
Stress Management Through Exercise, April 18 from 6 PM – 7 PM: Our bodies were made to handle small doses of stress, but when it’s left unchecked, it can have significant effects on our overall health and wellbeing. Stress can affect a variety of systems throughout our body, including our musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems. During this program, Patrick Faulk, Center Director at the Crosby Wellness Center, will lead you through a deep dive into stress, the ways that it impacts our lives and overall health, and keys to managing stress, with an emphasis on introducing exercise as a stress management technique.
Register for Stress Management Through Exercise Here.
Discover additional Community Education Programs in April, National Stress Awareness Month, geared to help you combat stress here.