How to get through holidays and not be a turkey

Hear the word “holiday” and the word “stress” often follows in its wake. Any change in routine can be a stressor and holidays usually involve changes in routine. Because each brain is unique, your strategies for handling stressors need to work for you. Using the metaphor of gift giving, this seminar is designed to provide tips for handling holiday stressors more effectively. The strategies don’t cost a penny and can save you a mint. Give yourself five gifts and a lagniappe—now!

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SEMINAR DESCRIPTION

Because each brain is unique, yours has it's own bent for what stresses it and its own strategies for handling stressors. Are your strategies working for you? Some counselors have estimated that half of most people’s problems are of their own making—based on the way they think. Imagine tweaking the way you think and getting rid of 50% of your holiday stress!

Think beyond the typical Christmas / Hanukkah, New Year’s, Cinco de Mayo, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day celebrations. Anything that commemorates an important event in your life (e.g., anniversary of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, miscarriage, layoff, bankruptcy, or adoption) could have a greater impact on your brain than the more traditional holidays, so called.

Using the metaphor of gift giving, this seminar is designed to provide tips for handling holiday stressors more effectively. The strategies don’t cost a penny and can save you a mint. Give yourself five gifts and a lagniappe—now!

SUGGESTED TIME FRAME

This seminar can be presented in one 50-minute session. Time for questions and answers may be helpful.

TYPICAL AUDIENCE

People who want to explore the concept of holiday stress and design personal strategies for handling it more effectively.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Define holidays and holiday stress
  • Identify which holiday or event is most stressful
  • List five gifts and a lagniappe
  • Describe one strategy that can be implemented immediately to manage holiday stress more effectively
Arlene TaylorPresented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc

www.arlenetaylor.org

 

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