UNM-Los Alamos Class Teaches Stress Management Techniques

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Community Education program will offer a four-week class in stress management. The class, taught by UNM-LA Professor Victoria Erhart, focuses on physical, mental and emotional stress and the techniques that can be used to mitigate and lower each of these.

The class starts Oct. 1 and meets 6-8:40 p.m., Tuesdays in room 627 on the UNM-LA campus. The cost is $145 for all four sessions and may be eligible for tuition reimbursement or professional development units.

According to a 2007 American Psychological Association poll, stress impacts our health, our productivity, and our relationships, costing U.S. businesses an estimated $300 billion per year.

NBC news recently reported that workplace stress grew from 73 percent to 83 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Professor Erhart says, “Stress is a factor in 85 percent of emergency room visits. It is having an impact on all of us, whether we know it or not. The most important step in managing stress is to become aware of its causes. Once an individual is aware, he or she can take action to manage and minimize the impact.”

The class will involve engaging activities and teach practical techniques that can be easily put into practice. For more information, contact the Community Education office 505.695.5797 or email Eva Artschwager at eartschw@unm.edu.

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