Webinar: Making Friends With Stress – Maximizing Opportunities for Growth

August 28, 2019|12:00pm

Finally, some good news about stress! Recent scientific data has found that there are some real benefits to stress. Times of stress can be opportunities for learning, personal growth, happiness, improved performance, and deeper social interactions.

Building on the work of Alia Crum, Stanford professor and principal investigator of the Stanford Mind and Body Lab, this webinar will cover the research on the different approaches to stress. Specifically, we will discuss the benefits of having a “stress is enhancing” mindset and strategies for appreciating and harnessing the energy of stress. We will also illustrate how stress can affect the brain and body differently, depending on our mindset towards it.

You will learn ways to reduce the negative consequences of stress by incorporating creative play into daily life and engaging in mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques, as well as having the opportunity to apply the newly learned concepts to real-life scenarios.

Instructors: Debbie Balfanz, PhD, is the program manager for the Health Improvement Program behavior change classes and also provides individual wellness coaching. She has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to the Health Improvement Program in 2002.

Dominique Del Chiaro, MeD, is the senior program manager for the Health Improvement Program Healthy Living classes, a seasoned educator, a transpersonal life coach and dance and fitness instructor and has facilitated wellness courses for more than 25 years.

Class details are subject to change.