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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

Participants will

  • 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

Participants will

  • 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.




Thursday, September 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States


Yesenia Pedro Vicente