Stress is a common cause of several physical, mental and emotional health issues like muscle tension and soreness, sadness and headaches. However , there are several ways to fight off stress. For example, finding ways to incorporate simple stretches into your daily routine offers respite from tight muscles and fosters positive feelings that improve physical wellbeing.
In honor of Stress Awareness Month experts from AdventHealth and the Center for Health & Wellbeing will dive into the physical and emotional impact while sharing ways to manage – and thrive – life’s stressful situations.
First, Dr. Luis Allen, a psychiatry specialist at AdventHealth’s Center for Behavioral Health, will cover the long-term effects of stress on your body and answer your questions on stress management.
Then, Sara Wright, Wellbeing Guide at the Center for Health & Wellbeing and a personal trainer at the Crosby Wellness Center, will guide you in a series of gentle stretches designed to promote relaxation and relief from everyday stressors. The stretches covered during this program are perfect for those hours sitting at home or at work. Stretches can be completed while seated or standing.
Special Instructions: During this interactive presentation, participants will be encouraged to turn on their microphones and cameras and share their answers, thoughts, and ideas about the topics presented.
This program is presented by the Center for Health & Wellbeing in collaboration with AdventHealth and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.
Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About the Program Presenters
About Dr. Luis Allen, AdventHealth MD
Dr. Luis Allen and the staff at the Center for Behavioral Health provide comprehensive psychiatric services to residents of Winter Park and the surrounding communities. Dr. Allen has been associated with AdventHealth’s Center for Behavioral Health since 1997, serving as its Medical Director since 1998. Dr. Allen is board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry and holds academic appointment at Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University, and St. Matthew’s University. He is a firm believer in community involvement and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer & Dementia Resource Center, is a Maturing Minds™ advisory committee member, and volunteers at Shepherd’s Hope, a non-denominational health care organization. Dr. Allen holds additional training in Electro Convulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, both used as treatment resistant options to depression.
About Sara Wright, Wellbeing Guide for the Center for Health & Wellbeing and Personal Fitness for the Crosby Wellness Center
Sara Wright serves as the wellbeing guide for the Center for Health and Wellbeing. She works directly with community members in administration of the Wellbeing Survey, a diagnostic tool that encourages reflection on one’s overall wellbeing as related to the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing (Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical, Social, Emotional, Vocational, Environmental.) Sara interprets the results of the Wellbeing Survey and creates an individualized plan to help each community member on their personal wellbeing journey. Sara has more than twenty years of professional experience including the following areas of expertise: social services, health education, community relations, management, personal training and fitness coaching. She earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling and two bachelor’s degrees. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals and achieve self-empowerment.