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Taming the Stress Monster: Strategies to Manage and Thrive

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

11:40 AM - 12:55 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Are you stressed? Who isn’t? Do you realize that “stressed” spelled backward is “desserts”? We sometimes turn to unhealthy behaviors to put a Band-Aid on stress. But there’s a better way.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the body’s stress response and how to handle it. We’ll also discuss and practice long-term stress management strategies. You’ll learn how to debunk some stress myths and create practices that will help you sail through turbulent times.



Marguerite I. O’Brien
Director of Wellness, Prevention & Advocacy
Student Health Services

Marguerite O’Brien, MSW, ACSM-CPT, is the director of Wellness, Prevention & Advocacy with Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC. In addition to serving on university committees such as the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues, O’Brien provides supervision to MSW students and leads mindfulness sessions on campus. She also serves on national committees through the American College Health Association and is vice president of the Southern College Health Association. O’Brien is also a certified personal trainer, fitness and yoga instructor. She is active in the community and volunteers regularly with the American Red Cross and The Women’s Shelter.



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