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ONLINE Only (12:00-1:00 p.m.) Wellness Wednesday - "Activating the Relaxation Response"

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Jul 29, 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.

For many of us, “relaxation” means zoning out in front of our favorite electronic device at the end of a stressful day. But research shows that this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. (And with many of working online right now, the last thing we need is more "screen time" at the end of the day.)  To effectively combat stress, we need to learn how to activate the body's natural relaxation response. This week’s Wellness Wednesday will provide information on the multiple benefits of the relaxation response and ways to make it part of your self-care regimen.

The Zoom link will be distributed via NIH Trainee Listservs. If you need the link immediately please email