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Workshop: Managing Life Stress
May 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Managing Life Stress: Three Workshops
With Judith Marsh, Ph.D.
Three workshops designed to help participants of all ages identify, measure, and learn helpful and easy strategies for managing stressful life events. Space is limited to 10 people; please register in advance by calling or dropping by the Library. 508-487-1125.
This series of workshops and educational sessions will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize and manage stress. Attend one, two, or all three. Each session will:
Introduce the basics of stress and the “Human Stress Response”;
Allow participants to measure individual ways of responding and adapting to life events; and
Support skill development to minimize negative reactions to stress, and maximize wellness.
Participants will be able to:
Identify and target sources of stress with checklists, fun but valuable quizzes and other activities;
Develop skills needed to handle stress in the moment with interactive and easy exercises that require no more than 1, 5 or 10 minutes;
Build long-term, stress-busting strategies that foster lasting positive lifestyle changes for a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Marsh is a retired Clinical Health Psychologist. During her career of 35 years, she was Chair of the Division of Psychology and oversaw the Doctoral, Masters, and Undergraduate programs in Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Before assuming her position at Chestnut Hill College, Dr. Marsh was Co-Director of several inpatient and outpatient programs at the Children’s Seashore House of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During her tenure at Penn, Dr. Marsh held dual clinical faculty appointments in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. Her research interests have been in the area of Pediatric and Adult Health Psychology, in general, with specific interest in adaptation to chronic and acute medical illness and disability, pain management, and the impact of stress on non-ill and medically ill people as well as the impact of chronic illness on stress and wellness. Dr. Marsh has co-authored and has also been principal investigator on several federal grants (National Institutes of Mental Health and National Institutes of Health) and local foundation grants, all of which received funding. She has co-authored a number of articles and papers for peer-reviewed journals, and lectures extensively at city, state, regional, and national conferences. Over the last decade, Dr. Marsh has conducted workshops on Stress Management at local, state, and international conferences as well as within her private practice in Pennsylvania, where she also practiced as a Licensed Psychologist.