Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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Area Agency on Aging 
2131 Park Avenue West
Hawkins Corner, Suite 300
Ontario, OH 44906

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Laura Barber 
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 
Area Agency on Aging Educational Seminar 3 CEU's included

Managing Your Stress While Nurturing Your Spirit 

Thursday, July 25, 2019


Stress, we all have plenty of it, yet no one knows for sure what to do with it. Should we alleviate it, repress it or learn to cope in improved ways? This highly interactive workshop is designed to explore the primary sources of stress and look at ways to cope effectively, and to grow holistically as a result of the stress in your life. Professionals will find this program useful in managing their own stress and/or helping their clients, customers, residents, and coworkers cope during stressful times. Knowing that stress management is a very individualized function, a potpourri of stress management techniques will be described so each learner has the opportunity to select strategies that fit with their personal beliefs and can be integrated into a personalized stress modification plan.


1. Understand how the "General Adaptation Syndrome" converts stress to physical and/or mental distress.

2. Use Rational Emotive Self-talk to alter perceptions and reduce stress.

3. Employ the Cooperation Model to reduce stress in self and others while eliciting cooperation.

4. Change verbiage to reflect less stressful states to self and others.

5. Engage in a number of stress reduction methods and strategies to better manage or eliminate stress.

6. Thrive beyond adversity by nurturing yourself and growing during stressful times. 

Presenter Information:

Principal of Rizzo & Associates LLC, a management consulting and training firm operating since 1984, Rita has 31 years of experience designing, developing and facilitating training and strategic planning for public and private sector managers. About 85% of her work has occurred in federal, state and local government sectors. Dynamic, entertaining, and experienced, Rita receives consistently high evaluations for every presentation. 


Views and written materials presented during this seminar are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the official views and/or opinions of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc.