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Stress Management

Five Quick Tools to Alleviate Stress at Work
April 3, 2024

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it’s crucial to have quick and effective strategies to alleviate stress. Below are five tools you can use in around ten minutes to improve your mental health during a work break, starting with STOP,...

Preparing for Finals
January 16, 2024

As finals are approaching, it is a common time where students might get overly stressed and burnt out. Here are some tips to help prevent burnout and reduce stress. Since this is a higher-pressure time, it’s unreasonable to think...

Resiliency for Adults
January 17, 2023

Resiliency can be a buzzword for many. What does it mean? Well, Webster defines resiliency as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change.” In counseling, we look at things like resiliency factors for our...

Burnout: Maintaining a Healthy Work Life Amidst Pandemic-Level Stress
March 15, 2022

One result of the ongoing pandemic is an increase in the number of workers reporting burnout. It’s not just the frontline doctors and nurses who are reporting increased levels of burnout at work; it’s teachers, school counselors, restaurant workers,...

Stress vs. Anxiety
January 6, 2022

Many people in their daily lives deal with both stress and anxiety, but what is the difference between the two? Stress is generally a response to an external issue, such as taking an exam or having a busy-scheduled day....

Coping With Back-to-School Anxiety: Back to School Checklist for Parents
July 20, 2021

Going back to school can be anxiety provoking for many children. These 12 steps can help with reducing feelings of anxiety and help your child feel prepared and less anxious about starting the school year. One week before school...

Managing Stress: Part 2 – Know Your Limits
July 2, 2021

Today’s society seems to value being busy, sometimes even overwhelmingly so. Do you know someone who tells you about all the places they had to go in one day? All the errands they ran, going back and forth because...

Managing Stress: Part 1 – Getting Organized
July 2, 2021

Stress can be difficult to manage. We try to make time for things we enjoy, like hobbies, spending time with friends and family, or traveling. But even those activities can be stressful when our schedules are already packed. Sometimes...

My Plate is Too Full – How to Manage Stress and Anxiety
October 2, 2020

Right about now, Covid fatigue is setting in.  According to Dr. Kotwicki of Skyland Trail in Atlanta, statistics from his psychiatric facility are showing an increase in anxiety-related admissions (2020).  Many people are being admitted for physical manifestations of...

Flexibility & Adaptability: Channeling New Strengths     
October 2, 2020

It is no surprise that the year 2020 has brought each of us a multitude of emotions: fear, anxiety, loneliness, frustration, and confusion to name a few. Change has been an ever-present concept this year, placing us in situations...