This session is facilitated by a professional therapist, introduces participants to the psychology and physiology of stress as a means for understanding and mitigating negative stress reactions. This session will demonstrate how variable levels of stress affect performance – positively and negatively. The class will discuss factors contributing to stress and how to minimize them, and offer insight into practical ways to manage stress when unavoidable. Participants will gain an understanding of how our perception of an experience as “stressful” affects our reactions and ultimately, how to use that same process to alter our perceptions to reduce stress.
Presenter: Capital EAP- Ashley Vazquez, EAP Counselor, MBA, MA