Ken Steller, MS, MA
Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Hartford Public Library, Room 026, 500 Main St
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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 you will identify the differences between good stress, distress and toxic stress. People in the helping professions, including social workers, are especially at risk for burnout, a form of toxic stress. You will learn and practice a variety of stress management techniques and strategies that you will be able to use personally and also teach clients. The stress management information, techniques and strategies that you will learn and practice come from a variety of research-based sources, including the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center. 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 good stress, distress and toxic stress
- practice a variety of stress management techniques
- identify stress management strategies for client populations
- create a personal stress management action plan