This group program meets twice a week for 6 weeks (12 sessions in total) to maximize the opportunity to practice and develop strong skills in releasing body tension, and calming and focusing the mind. This educational program emphasizes skill acquisition and education about stress management and high performance. This is not a self-disclosure or therapy group; the purpose is skills practice.
A variety of long techniques (20 minutes) and short techniques (10 to 20 seconds) are presented. All techniques in this program have originated from research into strategies which promote physical and mental relaxation. They have been well studied and the most up-to-date information will be presented. These techniques are especially helpful in the self-regulation of :
Skills training is emphasized in class and daily practice is very strongly recommended. Like playing the piano or riding a bicycle, invested practice produces effective skills that last a lifetime and can be used anywhere, anytime.
Instruction includes such techniques as :
Some people choose to have a combination of private sessions and a group program. For example, you may have 1, 2, or more private sessions to get started right away on training while waiting for the next group program to start. Some individuals benefit from private training after a group program in order to fine-tune skills and tailor them to specific situations.
DATES, TIMES, and LOCATIONS :
from 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Room 335 University Centre, University of Guelph, beginning on MAY 14 ,
A minimum of 6 people is required.
If you are unable to attend a class for any reason, you may make up that particular class at any future program.
(Please call ahead to confirm the time and location when making up a class.)
For DIRECTIONS to Room 335 UC for the EVENING GROUP at 7:30 pm, click here .
Gift certificates are available.
TO REGISTER :
WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?
It would be ideal to attend all of the 12 classes in the program, however if you miss a class there are class handouts and instructor's cassettes which can help you "catch up". You may also pick up the missed classes at any future Relaxation and Stress Management Skills Training program.
MAY I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER GROUP?
If your schedule changes, you may transfer to another group.
UNABLE to ATTEND the spring PROGRAM?
Following the May program outlined above, the next Relaxation and Stress Management Skills Programs begin on SEPTEMBER 24
, 2013 (5:30 pm group) and OCTOBER 15 , 2013 (12:00 noon group).
Click here for an e-mail reminder about upcoming programs.
For those interested in having this program offered at another day or time, leave your name on the Relaxation and Stress Management Skills waiting list by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662. Please specify which days and times you prefer to meet for a program. A group program can begin anytime there are 6 or more names on the waiting list.
The Relaxation and Stress Management Skills Training Program, or selected topics from this program, can be provided on-site at your workplace or community group site. Call the Stress Management and High Performance Clinic at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662 to make arrangements for a program at your location.
Any of the group program topics listed above can be provided in private, one-to-one training sessions. Daytime, late afternoon, and evening times are available throughout the year. Call 519 824-4120, ext. 52662, or e-mail email@example.com to make a private appointment for individual training.
Click on further relaxation resources and further stress management resources for other sources of information such as books, CDs, cassette tapes, and organizations which can help you learn more about these skills.
FURTHER INFORMATION :
If you wish more information or have any further questions, do not hesitate to call Kathy Somers at 519 824-4120, ext. 52662. Please leave a message so I can return your call.
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