12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Making Friends with Stress
LKSC, Dean's Suite Boardroom
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, PhD (Stanford Psychology), this workshop will cover the research on the different approaches to stress.
In this 90-minute workshop, instructors, Debbie Belfanz and Dominique Del Chiaro, will discuss the benefits of having a “stress is enhancing” mindset; strategies for appreciating stress and harnessing that energy; and ways to reduce the negative consequences of stress by incorporating creative play into daily life and engaging in mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques. We will illustrate how stress can affect the brain and body differently, depending on our mindset towards it. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the newly learned concepts to real life scenarios.