this and that
for staff november 2015
de Mme Linda
I am just in the middle of purchasing a condo and moving out of our family home. I should have know it is harder than I thought, but I merrily went into the process, then for over a week had brain fog, anxiety, worry, and stomach aches. I remember a stress scale I once saw, where moving is #3 on the scale, right below death and divorce! So trying out a few of the suggestions below has been helpful.
but first, even though some of you have seen this before, take a look and listen.
Stress Management: Practical Tips to Coping with Life
By Aaron Karmin ~ 1 min read
Find someone you trust. Talk with a family member or close friend about your experience. Contact a friend and have someone stay with you for a few hours or a day. Don’t carry this burden alone; share it with those who care about you. Talking about the stressful event will help you recover more quickly.
Give yourself permission to feel what you are feeling. Express your feelings as they arise. Take time to cry if needed. Don’t fight any recurring thoughts or memories of the stressful event – these are natural and will diminish over time.
Take care of yourself. Get enough rest and eat regularly. If you are irritable or tense from lack of sleep or if you are not eating correctly, you will have less ability to deal with a stressful situation.
Make as many daily decisions as possible. This will give you a feeling of control over your life. Know your limits. If the problem is beyond your control and cannot be changed, don’t fight the situation.
Practice relaxation and meditation. Create a quiet scene. You can’t always run away, but you can hold a vision in your mind – a quiet scene or walking along the beach can temporarily take you out of the turmoil of a stressful situation.
Play soft background music. At home and in your office or car, provide a soothing alternative to the noise of the office, telephones, or traffic.
Take one thing at a time. For people under stress, an ordinary workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The load looks so great that it becomes painful to tackle any part of it. When this happens, remember that it is a temporary condition and that you can work your way out of it . . . one step at a time.
Allow time for a task. This will help reduce some of your self-imposed time pressure. If you normally plan half an hour to get a job done by rushing through it, schedule forty-five minutes or an hour so you can do the job more deliberately and thoughtfully. This can only improve your quality of work. Give your best effort, but don’t take yourself to task of you can’t achieve the impossible.
Spruce up your surroundings. Keep a beautiful bouquet of flowers at home or in the office. Surround yourself with plants that you especially like. Make your environment one you enjoy.
Escape for awhile. Whether it is a brief trip, a change of scene, or losing yourself in a book or a movie, this escape may give you the chance to put things in perspective. Then you can return more composed to better deal with the situation.
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November 17, 4:00-5:30
I am sure if you pay the $10.00 you would be welcome. The following Wellness session is offered to all SD57 employees. The session will be held at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre, and a $10 fee will be collected.
Employee and Family Assistance Program for Ecole FrancoNord
Fseap.bc.ca * free and confidential will refer to counsellor in PG
1 800 667 0993 http://www.fseap.bc.ca/fr/
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Personal, online and email 100.00 per hour for those not with sd57
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Support, assessment and possible referral to a local Mental Health agency for adults
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Here to Help
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Coping with mental health crises and emergencies http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/lang/french/
Canadian Mental Health Association
Program – Bounce Back : Reclaim Your Health
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Drop in Meditation
Tuesdays, 7 :15 – 8 :45
Chinook Yoga Studio
320 Vancouver Street
facilitated by : Sarah Dowling, SD speech pathologist, buddhist
Starling Minds – BCTF wellness program free to teachers
Practical Tips to Coping with Life
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