Protecting Yourself From Stress: Surviving to Thriving

Monday, September 25, 2023 12:00 am - Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Poster for Protecting yourself from Stress Event with info

We all juggle personal, family, social, financial, and work demands. Most of us do well, but any of us could be blindsided by an unexpected crisis or
overwhelmed when stressors start to pile up.

Some stressors may diminish over time, while others may become more prominent. Stressors aren’t always bad and don’t necessarily lead to negative feelings. Sometimes what appears to be a crisis can lead to post-traumatic growth by helping us learn, evolve, or choose a more positive path. The more resilient we are, the more likely that we’ll be able to
benefit in this way.

During this session, you’ll explore factors that could test your resilience and cause stress. The protective strategies suggested can help protect you from the harmful impacts of stress and enhance your ability to cope when a crisis does occur. Brainstorming options to overcome challenges, taking action when you feel paralyzed by fear or worry, learning from your mistakes, and building a network of support are just some of the protective strategies to consider.

Creating a plan may not help us avoid the crisis but can make it easier to get through it. Join us for this interactive session.