Maybe you call it stress, maybe you call it anxiety. But we all know that many of us are worn out from just surviving and looking for ways to thrive. Let’s talk.
First, a quick biology lesson. When stress overwhelms your coping capacity, your body goes into “fight or flight” mode. Your body’s response (feeling activated) is intended to feel unpleasant (anxiety) enough to drive you to take action to resolve the situation in as short a time as possible.
However, work and family situations can seem like they cannot be resolved and we may be chronically “fired up.” This leads to our bodies stimulating even more of a physiological response to regain control and we become “hyperactivated” (or angry) at ourselves or others or both. Sound familiar?
This session will help you evaluate your personal and family practices in order to make some much-needed changes to how you respond to stress.
After this class, you will be able to:
Recognize the impact of sustained stress on you and your family
Identify specific sources of stress in your family life and apply strategies to address those
Identify and apply practical strategies to reduce family stress