Stress Levels can be elevated for a number of reasons.  Personal issues, high stress professions, and community events can individual and collectively have an impact on ones well-being and life experience.  Often when a person is overwhelmed and in a survival mode, there is a depreciation in the practice of self-care and an increase in symptoms of stress.  This workshop is an educational and interactive program designed to expand awareness and develop skills to reduce symptoms of stress and improve emotional baseline and life fulfillment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn natural and neurological reactions to stress.
  2. Participants will learn basic Stress First Aid concepts and the four forms of Stress Injury.
  3. Participants will learn the dimensions of the Healing Wheel.
  4. Participants will develop possible strategies, skills, and life management which can significantly improve self-care and well-being. 

About the Presenter

Joyce Camden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience as a mental health practitioner.  She has had a Private Practice for 24 years, as well as a history of work in community day treatment, and FEAP services.  She developed the Trauma Program within UVA’s FEAP 5 years ago.  The services are for employees dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following a traumatic life event, series of events, and/or history of trauma.  She also provides training and development for the Be Wise program and Stress First Aid.