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ONLINE Only (12:00-1:00 p.m.) Wellness Wednesday - "Responding vs. Reacting to Stress"

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Jul 01, 2020

Speaker(s): Michael Sheridan, PhD, OITE Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

Our bodies are hard-wired to react instantaneously to any perceived threat as part of an evolutionary survival mechanism.  The problem with this in 2020 is that we can fall into a "fight, flight, or freeze" reaction in circumstances that are not about survival at all but are only everyday stressors.  Over time, this can lead to being on "hyperarousal" as our default mode, bringing with it several physical and emotional health issues.  The current climate is making this even more likely for many of us.  Come to Wellness Wednesday this week to talk about how we can learn to mindfully respond vs. react to stress in our lives and the benefits of doing so!  

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