Division of Human Resources Lunch and Learn Series: Stress Reduction Techniques

Date: 12/6/2012

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Nixson Hall First Floor Food Lab

Event Description:
While stress is a normal part of life, how we handle stressors either improves our quality of life or impairs it.  Participants will conduct a self-assessment of life stressors, to learn how to better assist others.  Different types of stressors will be defined with the causes and personal costs in our lives (physically, emotionally and mentally) explored.  A range of both effective and ineffective coping skills will be identified.  Participants will develop new skills to employ, to better cope with stressors. (Presenter: Thomas O’Reilly, M.S., PCC-S; CEUs available upon request)

Thomas O’Reilly, MS, PCC-S
Thomas works with Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services scheduling counseling appointments for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in Vermilion and Seven Hills, Ohio and delivers trainings to community, professional and corporate audiences. He is the Owner and President of A Better Way and provides Drug-Free Workplace Training to companies who seek to have, or currently have, a Drug-Free Workplace Program for their employees. He holds a BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Akron. He is licensed by the State of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory designation. His 11 years of experience in mediation includes domestic mediation with parties going through a divorce, truancy mediation at schools and court-ordered domestic violence mediation, as well as training in civil mediation and transformative mediation. His 14 years of counseling practice has included work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, geriatrics, those experiencing loss, a wide array of emotional and personal issues, and spiritual concerns. Thomas has worked as a Substance Abuse Therapist for over five years, both in residential and outpatient settings, and currently works part-time as a Clinical Screener at Portage Path Behavioral Healthcare Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), working with severely mentally disturbed patients.

For questions regarding this event, contact Rachael Decker at 330-672-8368 or rdecker4@kent.edu.

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