April is Stress Awareness Month

Each year, Americans take time to recognize the impact of stress in our lives and to practice healthy coping strategies to improve our health and well-being. UW-Madison Division of Extension is helping in this goal by offering a number of virtual educational programs and other resources.

 

For Adults

Understanding

One-hour virtual programs. In these sessions, participants will gain a basic understanding of what happens with the mind and body when we are under stress. We will also learn about and practice helpful ways to manage our own personal stress responses. Class taught by: Carrie Kubacki, Health & Well-Being Educator.

Tuesday April 13 

Please register for one session

https://bit.ly/2Q7we04

Session 1: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session 2: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

 WeCOPE

A seven-week research-based, virtual education program to build positive emotions, mindfulness and coping. In this series of 45-minutes sessions, we will explore ways to help manage stress, build resiliency and increase our mental and emotional health. Participants will learn about and practice a number of different coping strategies during the sessions, as well as a daily and/or weekly self-practice. Skills include: mindfulness, gratitude, savoring, positive reappraisal and others. Participants will receive numerous resources to help them in their continued practice.

Thursdays April 8 – May 20

Please register for one session

https://bit.ly/30QFY0B

Session 1 11:00 – 11:45 am

Session 2 6:00 – 6:45 pm

For Teens

Strengthen Your Calm

11/2 hour virtual program. In this program, teens will learn simple ways to become more aware of their own individual stress response and practice positive coping strategies to build their own individual stress response and practice positive coping strategies to build their overall health and well-being. Participants will all receive a “strengthen Your Calm” coping kit with resources to continue building mindfulness and resiliency. Connect, relax, and have fun! Class taught by Holly Luerssen, 4-H coordinator and Carrie Kubacki, Health & Well- Being Educators for UW Extension Langlade County.

Wednesday April 28

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Please register at

https://bit.ly/3vpg7el

For all of the educational opportunities, you must register at the links provided or call the Langlade County Extension Office at (715) 627-6236. Participants will be sent a Zoom link to participate prior to the program start date.

Also, please check our website for more information and resources on how manage stress and build a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Carrie Kubacki, Health & Well-Being Educator for more information or with any questions. (715)627-6236 or carrie.kubacki@wisc.edu

 

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