Positively Stressed

Ken Steller, MS, MA
5 CECs
Friday, March 10, 2017Sold Out
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: School of Social Work, West Hartford, CT
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Stress is part of life. We actually need a certain amount of stress to learn, grow, develop and be healthy. However, when stress becomes overwhelming it can negatively affect our health, productivity, and relationships. Understanding what stress is, how it affects us, and specific ways to manage it are the keys to being “positively” stressed.

In this seminar we will examine the differences between stress, distress and burnout. People in the helping professions, including social workers, are especially at risk for burnout. You will learn and practice a variety of stress management techniques and strategies that you will be able to use personally and incorporate into your work with clients. The stress management techniques and strategies presented come from a variety of sources, including the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center. By the conclusion of the seminar, you will create a personal action plan for being “positively” stressed.

This is an experiential program, so please wear comfortable clothing.

This seminar will enable you to:

  • understand the differences between stress, distress and burnout
  • practice a variety of stress management techniques
  • identify stress management strategies for your clients
  • create a personal stress management action plan