Stress is universal – 94% of American employees report experiencing stress at their workplace, and that was before the coronavirus! This workshop will provide a brief overview of the physiological stress response, and will walk participants through seven effective strategies for managing stress and improving wellbeing. This Zoom workshop is highly interactive, and will include discussion, writing, and reflection exercises, providing participants with the opportunity to explore a range of strategies and discover what works best for you.

This session is open to all staff and faculty who want to learn effective strategies for managing stress.

After this session you will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology of stress and differentiate between the stress and the stressor
  • Identify seven effective strategies to manage stress and increase wellbeing
  • Implement one stress management strategy in your life

"My stress levels have decreased significantly and I am able to focus much better on my work." Participant

Presenter      Jessica Gifford, LICSW,  Founder of Thrive

Jessica Gifford, LICSW, received her Master's degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work, and has a background in individual and group counseling. Jessica has worked in the field of wellness for the past 15 years and served as the Associate Director for Mental Health Promotion at the Amherst College Counseling Center. Jessica has expertise in positive psychology, resiliency, and social connection. She is the author of Actualize! A step-by-step guide to achieving the life you want and Four Weeks to Wellness: evidence-based exercises to cultivate health and happiness in your life,” and the creator of ProjectConnect. You may visit to learn more about her work.

To participate in this session, please register below. You will receive an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting a few days before the date it is scheduled.

Date Time Location
Thursday, July 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 Zoom Session

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