Self-Care During Stressful Times

Since early autumn, the University community, along with the rest of the world, has been living in a climate of economic instability and employment uncertainty. We do not know what will happen next, only that it most likely will not be easy or pleasant. We continuously confront circumstances that are not of our choosing, and situations that seem to be beyond our control. Conditions are just right for a perfect storm of stress.

2-Part Workshop

12:00 - 1:00pm
Thursday, February 12: Grace Coolidge, Waterman
Thursday, February 19: Memorial Lounge, Waterman

Register now! Pre-registration is required.

Presenter: Clare Evancie

In this two-part workshop, we will focus on areas where we can make choices, and where we do have control. Among these are the decisions we make, and the actions we take, to take care of ourselves during the toughest of times.

The first session will explore the core elements of self-care, identifying ways in which we can use it to cope with stress, maintain job performance, preserve mental and physical health, and protect our relationships with other people. The second session will focus on specific exercises, activities, and practices of self-care.

Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended.

Clare Evancie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a graduate of UVM’s Master’s program in Counseling. She works as a counselor in the University’s Employee Assistance Program, located at 466 S. Prospect Street, (802) 656-2100.