We are probably very familiar with stress and how it feels because it is part of our everyday lives. It's not possible to separate life and stress completely because the very process of living is stressful! Stress isn't just a mental issue, it affects our bodies and brains down to our DNA. And stress levels are reportedly on the rise with 42% of adults rating higher levels of stress than five years ago and teens reporting stress rivaling adult levels.
We can learn to manage stress and build our resiliency to it. In this presentation, you will learn what stress looks like and its negative effects on our bodies. We will discuss stress management techniques and how they help. And lastly, you will learn what stress resilience is and ways to increase your resiliency through movement, mindfulness, connection, and finding your purpose.
Stress Talk Learning Objectives
After participating in this presentation, attendees should be able to define stress and describe its effects on the body.
After participating in this presentation, attendees should be able to interpret signs of stress in themselves and others and identify ways to help.
After participating in this presentation, attendees should be able to discuss the difference between stress resilience versus stress reduction.
Laura has worked in the nursing field for going on 20 years, first working as a nursing assistant and then graduating to become a nurse in 2005. She has experience in Medical-Surgical, Cardiac critical care, emergency room, and primary care nursing, as well as hospital administration. Laura has worked with IPMG as their Nurse Consultant for almost 5 years now, consulting with case managers and helping run their health and wellness program. As part of IPMG, Laura has worked hard to educate and advocate for a healthy lifestyle and assist both case managers and the individuals IPMG serves. Laura lives in Lafayette, IN with her two sons and husband. When she isn’t working for IPMG, she can be found in her studio where she is a compressive Pilates instructor.