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DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience- Creating a Wellness Plan

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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.

Participants will:

  • Review information learned about stress theory, accumulated stress, and physiological changes
  • Utilize their understanding of their personal Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES) score to understand how their body experiences stress
  • Develop a personalized wellness plan focusing on the dimensions of wellness that need to be developed further
  • Learn ways of incorporating wellness into daily and hourly activities to ensure effective stress coping and management and avoid accumulation of stress
  • Be able to identify ways to incorporate wellness as a lifestyle

Snacks will be provided.

Please register.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Graduate Student Center
211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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(919) 962-2505