Enroll in this Group Program and Learn Coping Mechanisms to Manage Daily Stress
(Martinsburg, January 12, 2011)– Stress is difficult to avoid. Whether it’s work or family life, stress touches each of us on a daily basis. But, what’s important is how stress is managed. Now is the time to enroll in Discover Relaxation Within I and II, offered at City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital through Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Preventive Heath Alliance.
Discover Relaxation Within is a wellness and lifestyle improvement program designed to identify and reduce personal stress through practical relaxation techniques and innovative stress management strategies. It gives participants the tools they need to recognize stress, become stress-resilient and develop coping skills. This classroom-based, group program is led by a Mountain State-trained behavioral health specialist. The program offers a variety of useful information, from how stress affects physical health and emotions to how one interacts with the world and others around them. For persons who have completed the initial Discover Relaxation Within I, Discover Relaxation Within II explores additional ways to integrate relaxation, time management, self-insight and creative skills into your life.
Participants are taught a variety of skills, including deep breathing, meditation, visualization and progressive muscle relaxation. Upon completion of the program, participants are equippedwith newfound coping strategies to manage daily life stressors.
WVUH-East is proud to offer Discover Relaxation Within as well as other prevention programs through MSBCBS’s Preventive Health Alliance. The programs fit within our mission to improve the health status of Eastern Panhandle residents by providing high-quality health and wellness services.
Discover Relaxation Within I will be offered:
· Thursdays, February 3 – 24, 2011 at 6pm in the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital or
· Thursdays, March 3 – 24, 2011 at 6pm at Jefferson Memorial Hospital or
· Thursdays, March 10 – April 14, 2011 at 12noon in the Main Building of City Hospital
Discover Relaxation Within II will be offered:
· Thursdays, April 28 – May 19, 2011 at 6pm in the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital
There is no fee or facility membership required for Mountain State members to participate in these programs and a nominal fee for non-Mountain State members who sign up. The professional staff atWVUH-East have been trained by Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield’s staff of exercise physiologists, registered dietitians and behavioral health specialists. For information on program schedules or on how to register, call 304.264.1287, ext. 1814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield
As West Virginia’s largest provider of pre-paid and self-funded health benefit plans, Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield helps members live longer, healthier lives by ensuring access to affordable, high quality health insurance and services. Mountain State provides or administers coverage to more than 450,000 individuals serving all of West Virginia’s 55 counties and Washington County, Ohio and has close to 1,000 employees in Parkersburg, Charleston, Wheeling and Weirton.
Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. To learn more about Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield, please visit www.msbcbs.com.
About WVU Hospitals-East
WVUH-East is a regional, not-for-profit, healthcare system established in January 2005 to serve West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. The system includes City Hospital, Jefferson Memorial Hospital and all of their affiliates. WVUH-East’s parent company, West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, is a member of the Fairmont-based West Virginia United Health System, the state’s largest healthcare network.