WorkLife offerings focus on stress, parenting and weight

September 19, 2011

Checking out the WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks, then registering and attending, can lead to some valuable information for one's total well-being. 


True or False: Weight Loss Myths Exposed
Sept. 22. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.

"Carrots are high in sugar and should be avoided when dieting." "Never eat after 7 p.m." "Dieting means you have to be hungry all the time." "Everyone should eat six small meals a day." What's true and what isn't? When you leave this class, you'll be better able to separate fact from fiction. Don't rely on fads or buzzwords --- get answers to some of the commonly asked questions about weight loss. Come participate in this "True or False" session format, and bring your weight loss questions with you.  Learn not only what hasn't changed in the battle of the bulge, but what has brought new insight into the weight loss arena.  


Introduction to Stress Management and Deep Breathing
Sept. 21. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.
Stressful situations can cause emotional and physical harm, but certain relaxation techniques can help ease the pain. Participants will identify their stressors, learn ways to prevent them, and practice deep breathing.

Stress Relief and Reduction
Wednesdays, Sept. 21-Dec. 7. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.

During this interactive 12-week series, participants will learn to identify the causes of stress, learn how to deal with those stressors, and practice techniques to feel more energized. Participants will learn and practice deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, aromatherapy, meditation, stretching, tai chi, pilates, yoga, massage and the benefits of laughter.

Guided Imagery
Sept. 28. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310
Guided imagery is a technique to direct thoughts and suggestions that direct your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. Participants will practice using their senses to connect their body and mind and respond as though what they are imagining is real.


When Parents Have to Work
Sept. 27. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214A.
More parents are in the workforce today than ever before. Join other parents to discuss your options for child care and concerns for your children when you're at work.

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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