Stress is a part of human life that no one can avoid. Stress is also a normal reaction to situations that we all face on a daily basis. However, if not managed or addressed it may lead to damaging effects. According to Health Canada, being over-stressed can change sleep patterns, make it difficult to concentrate or make decisions, cause headaches and restlessness and can be a risk factor for heart disease and mental illness.
YusApuY and York University recognize that being over-stressed, depression and anxiety are some of the most common issues faced by YusApuY members in the workplace and that resources are key to coping with stress.
The YusApuY/York University Joint Training Committee is proud to announce our newest initiative – – Work Smart, Live Smart – – a four part interactive series that focuses on personal wellness and building resiliency.
The Work Smart, Live Smart series will be facilitated by Beverly Beuermann-King, a published resiliency and wellness speaker and strategist. Participants will receive a copy of Beverly’s ebook “Stress Out” and will have the opportunity to engage with Beverly should they choose to do so. The sessions will be held as follows:
July 11th ‐ Harnessing Your Energy
One‐quarter of Canadian workers report that they do not do anything to deal with their stress. This active and upbeat presentation explores a variety of useful and practical ways YUSA participants can help themselves relieve their stress and increase their satisfaction based on the S‐O‐S Principle. As a participant, you will practice various types of desk exercises, breathing techniques, and other stress busters that can be easily performed throughout the day.
July 13th ‐ Connection Creates Resilience
The most terrible poverty is loneliness. Connection is a critical component in combating the negative impact of stress and increasing engagement and meaning. As a participant, you will be able to use a unique aspect of your stress response to decrease fear and increase hope and courage.
August 16th ‐ Creating The Balance You Desire
Life places many demands on our time and energy and balance can feel like an unrealistic dream. This interactive and reflective workshop examines the results of a lack of satisfaction in one’s life, as well as suggestions for living a more integrated and balance life based on the S-O‐S Principle.
August 17th ‐ Out Of The Depths: Understanding Depression and Anxiety
Mental health claims are the fastest growing category of disability costs and the workplace is an important venue for detection, support and connection to treatment. Through this presentation, you will become more aware of the signs, impact and treatment options available for Depression and Anxiety and gain the insight and the practical tools needed to reduce the stigma and provide support to those who may be experiencing these difficult mental health challenges.
The above sessions will be held in Curtis Lecture Hall “L” from 12:00 to 1:00 and 1:00 to 2:00 each day.
If you have any questions regarding the series please feel free to email YusApuY at firstname.lastname@example.org
YusApuY/York University Joint Training Committee
Francesca Pintucci, Laura Isabella, Deirdre Cappelli, Sonny Day, Wanda Hollingshead, Giulio Malfatti