stress awareness month
02 Apr 2021

Stress Awareness Month: Learn to Understand and Manage Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month. As part of the month-long campaign to raise awareness of stress, we have put together a series of events to help people understand stress and also give advice on managing it.

About Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month takes place every April and has been running since 1992. The goal of the campaign is to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for modern stress. 

Stress has an impact on the lives of many people, here are a couple of stats about how stress impacts:

  • 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health and 73% of people have stress that impacts their mental health. 
  • Some of the common causes of stress include job pressure, relationships, and media overload.

This year we’ve put together a couple of workshops to help people understand stress and also to help manage it.

 

Online Webinar – Understanding Stress hosted by Prof Denis Ryan

When: April 14th at 6 pm

This workshop will try to help participants to a comprehensive understanding of stress and examine means of addressing stress and coping with it in different life contexts.

Most authorities on Stress and coping argue that the central issue in addressing stress lies in the ‘Appraisal’ of stressful encounters. Appraisal demands an understanding of the concept. The word stress has become so embedded in our lives, at least in Western civilisations, to the extent that it is nearly a badge of honour in many work situations to be employed in a job associated with stress. 

Yet at the same time, it is also a reality that precise and accurate definitions remain elusive.  Stress has been associated with many health-related conditions, and if some are to be believed, is a causal factor in illnesses related to virtually every human system.  In that context, where there is poor definitional clarity, it is most likely that many of the key “symptoms” commonly associated with stress or stress-related disorders will be either misunderstood or misreported.

Please Register Today

 

Zoom Yoga Class with Sara Cory 

When: April 22nd at 1:05 pm

Hosted by Sara Cory this yoga class will focus on using the sensation of stretching to understand our response to stress, as the stretch reflex is a controlled stress response. Participants will directly observe how breath technique and calm awareness calms the stretch reflex and thus our immediate response to stress.

Several studies have shown that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety in several different ways. It can enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. Yoga can also help you manage your symptoms of depression and anxiety that are due to difficult situations. Several studies have shown that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety in several different ways. It can enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. Yoga can also help you manage your symptoms of depression and anxiety that are due to difficult situations.

Please Register Today

 

Understand Stress Better this April

Stress is often defined as a mismatch between the demands placed on us and our ability to cope with these demands. When it comes to coping with stress it will depend on the way we think, our personality, and our previous life experiences. We’re hoping these events will help understand stress better and also help to preempt before it has an impact on your physical and mental health.