Ho Ho Ho-w to Increase Happiness and Reduce Holiday Stress

Posted December 17, 2020 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

How do we find joy amid a pandemic, separation from loved ones and unprecedented uncertainty? In this program, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Jill Hamilton Buss explores ways to thoughtfully create a season of meaning and squeeze joy out of this lemon of a year. Learn ways to manage expectations, practice extreme self-care and use evidence-based strategies to reduce stress and increase happiness in this interactive session.

By watching in this program, you can expect to:

  • explore your expectations for what “Happy Holidays” means to you (long ago vs. now) and recognize as families change, you change and maybe it’s time to update traditions and replace them with simpler, less stressful, more meaningful ways to celebrate the season.
  • learn what “extreme self-care” means to you and what helps you recharge and reset, and how to self-soothe when the going gets tough;
  • learn three evidence-based happiness-boosting, stress-reducing strategies that will add to your wellbeing and every time you employ them during the holidays and for years to come.

This program is presented by Jill Hamilton Buss and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About Your Program Presenter
Jill Hamilton Buss is a licensed mental health counselor who works with clients in a holistic way to create optimal wellbeing for mind and body. She offers traditional psychotherapy, life coaching and “Walk and Talk Therapy.” She previously served as the executive director of Healthy Central Florida, an initiative to make our communities the healthiest in the nation. She holds master’s degrees from Rollins College and the University of Florida in Mental Health Counseling and Communications and was named one of Winter Park’s Most Influential People in 2016.