Tackling Stress with the NJSL

Tackling Stress with the NJSL

Stress: it’s a feeling with which many of us have become well-acquainted. While stress is a normal part of day to day lives, if left unchecked, it can have major impacts on our mental and physical well-being. However, by implementing simple and accessible coping strategies, we can better handle whatever life decides to throw our way. If you’re looking to tackle your stress during this busy season, you won’t want to miss the New Jersey State Library’s upcoming Stress Management Workshop.

On Tuesday, December 5th, you are invited to join the New Jersey State Library for their latest webinar, where you can learn key strategies regarding tackling the ins and outs of overcoming stress. This mindful afternoon of conversation will begin at 12pm on Zoom. As with other NJSL webinars, this event is entirely free to attend. Advanced registration is required, so if you do plan on tuning in, please register here: NJSL – Register. Especially now, in the thick of the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to keep your heart and mind at ease.

Stress is something which impacts each of us in some way. Whether you have a big project at work or you’re juggling the demands of work and family, little by little, these obligations can mount into a massive source of stress. Per the American Institute of Stress, around 55% of Americans report feeling stress in their day to day lives. Stress is not just a momentary emotional response – it is a physiological phenomena with consequences for both our physical and mental health. Over the course of this conversation, guests will have the opportunity to learn how to identify the physical and emotional signs of stress, learn effective ways to reduce stress, and employ strategies to enhance overall well-being.

This conversation will be hosted by Dr. Rajiv Vyas, M.D., a board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. Before joining Capital Health, Dr. Vyas was medical director of Behavioral Health at Aetna Better Health of New Jersey. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his psychiatry residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Vyas has presented on numerous topics, including stress management, meditation, and enhancing brain health. Dr. Vyas is actively involved in volunteer activities promoting wider access to health screening and health awareness for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Central New Jersey.

For more information on this and other upcoming events at the New Jersey State Library, please visit their website, linked here: NJSL – Home. If you have any questions or would like any assistance with registration, please contact the NJSL at (609) 278-2640 for additional assistance. Don’t let stress get you down this holiday season, be sure to register now!

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