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Strategies for Stress-Reduction Group

Dates: 6 Wednesdays, starting March 19, 2014 through April 30, 2014     
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: UMC (please confirm room number with facilitators)

Paulette Erickson England, LCSW, Staff Counselor of Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 
Claire Chang, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Intern

Stress reduction is a concern for everyone in these busy and uncertain times. In this educational and participatory workshop series, we will learn and practice several different effective strategies for reducing everyday life stress, including mindfulness, meditation,  yoga, visualization, guided imagery, cognitive restructuring, emotional health and regulation.

Mindfulness based stress reduction techniques have been consistently documented as highly effective in:

  • Decreasing physical and psychological symptoms
  • Increase ability to relax
  • Reduction in pain levels
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Ability to cope more effectively


Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all eight sessions. The group will meet once a week for an hour and a half.

**Things to consider bringing for your own comfort: Comfortable clothing, yoga mat, pillow, and a beginners mind.


Please contact or call (303) 492-3020 for more information or to register.