Workshop to focus on stress effects

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

The Office of Training and Development will have a workshop on the effects of stress on the body from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Jennifer Hewing from Gandolfi Chiropractic’s Center will be presenting information on different types of stress, effects of stress on the body and ways to help reduce its effects.

The workshop was initiated this fall as part of a seven workshop stress series, which runs from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9.

The series began with the “Stress and Sleep” session, and will close with the “Breathing Techniques for Self-Relaxation” session.

Certain stress levels are necessary and healthy, but bodies have negative reactions to stress after reaching limits, according to the Training and Development website.

Kelly Simmonds, the human resources officer, said stress management applies to everyone.

“Stress is something we more or less allow ourselves to forget about, but it can be very damaging to our bodies and minds,” Simmonds said.

She said in order to increase productivity we should pay attention to how stress affects us as individuals and to attend the session.

“Hopefully attending will equip participants with the knowledge of how stress effects the body and how to minimize those effects,” Simmonds said.

Debby Hernandez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]