I’m a Stress Management Teacher
I bet you never get stressed! That’s the response I usually get a lot when I tell people that I teach stress management strategies to individuals and organizations. But, guess what; I do get stressed and you will to, and for the remainder of our days. The difference in how I experience my stress today, as opposed to 10 years ago, is night and day. Let me briefly explain the difference.
Stress Is Your Choice
What I understand today about stress is that it simply does not matter what the stressors are; barking dog, late bills, infertility, or job loss. What does matter, is how we as humans process the experiences we have. If you are like me before I learned this “stuff”, we shrug off this fanciful concept that we “choose” to be stressed out. It really is kind of hard to see how we can get hijacked by stress and that being stressed, or not, can actually be our choice! Today, gratefully, I do know better.
Learn How to Manage Your Stress in a Healthy Way
The ability to manage stress, comes first from understanding the mechanics of how our mind-body connection acts to create stress due to stressors or “triggers”. Once we learn how this neuro-scientific process works, we can use some really great tools to navigate our reactions. Thus, preserving our sense of self, and limiting the damage to ourselves and to those who are in our lives. Still sound fanciful? Managing stress is easy; I do it every day and all day. AND I do experience stress in a much healthier way.
“You can’t stop the waves from coming but can learn to surf”. –Jon-Kabat Zinn
Stress Less Workshops Teach Life Skills That Can be Used to Reduce Stress
The purpose of Stress Less Workshops is to teach a set of Life Skills that can be used to reduce stress and build confidence in individuals, groups, and organizations! We are dedicated to providing the community with training, in Life Skills, that, when used appropriately, will allow people to better manage their lives. The format used in teaching Stress Less Workshops, called “Experiential Learning” (Kolb), was designed for fast learning and high retention! “Experiential Learning” (Kolb) is the secret to the success of Stress Less Workshops because it results in both a rapid learning pace and a high retention rate. The Stress Less Workshops program is delivered through once a week, one hour at a time, sessions with Katie Hoffman. The program lasts for four weeks with time to reflect upon, internalize, and sustain the knowledge learned.