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DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)
Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stress is your body’s way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing. When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a marker for wellness. Graduate and professional students experience a unique set of stressors. This training will focus on the mitigating factors that compound stress for grad students and ways to manage them.
Part 1: Thursday, September 5 from 12-1:30pm
Part 2: Thursday, September 12 from 12-1:30pm
In part 1: A Personal Stress Inventory
- Be able to identify stress factors through completing a personal stress inventory by wellness dimension
- Learn about adverse childhood experiences and accumulated stress
- Learn about defense mechanisms and the hierarchy of defense mechanisms ranging from dysfunctional to functional
- Be introduced to the concept of how memories are stored in our bodies and identify stress locations in the body
- Learn activities and exercises to identify triggers
- Participate in a body awareness self-holding exercise
In part 2: Cumulative Stress and Body Memories
- Develop an understanding of the physiological changes that arise as a result of stress
- Develop an understanding of the polyvagal theory and its impact on stress
- Learn about EFT Tapping
- Learn about a variety of ways to neutralize and manage triggers to increase overall wellness
- Create a personal wellness plan
Lunch will be provided.
This is a 2-part series. When you register, you are committing to attending BOTH parts.