LMH offers a Basic Stress Management Course
The majority of Americans are living with moderate or high levels of stress, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association.
This two session class is Tuesday, January 17 and 24, 6-8 p.m.
The majority of Americans are living with moderate or high levels of stress, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association. To assist local community members in addressing stress in their lives, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering “Seven Steps to Stress Mastery – A Basic Stress Management Course.”
This two-session class will be held at LMH on Tuesday, January 17 and 24, 6-8 p.m. Participants will learn why it is important to manage stress, seven stress erasers, how the mind contributes to stress and how to make stress management skills a habit. Registration in advance is required and the cost is $20 per person. Participants can reserve their space by calling ConnectCare 785-749-5800.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, stress is a natural reaction and when a person feels stressed, the body’s instinct is to defend itself. This reaction can save a person’s life in some situations, like getting out of the way of a speeding car. But stress can cause unhealthy physical and emotional symptoms if it goes on for too long. No matter what causes the stress, many of us experience the same signs of stress, they include:
· Back pain
· Constipation or diarrhea
· High blood pressure
· Trouble sleeping or insomnia
· Problems with relationships
· Shortness of breath
· Stiff neck or jaw
· Upset stomach
· Weight gain or loss
For more information on stress, visit the News and Events section at lmh.org.