Enroll in this Group Program and Learn Coping Mechanisms to Manage Daily Stress
(Martinsburg, January 27, 2012) – 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 Highmark 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 Highmark-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.
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 Highmark’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, March 1 – April 5, 2012 from 6-7pm in the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital, Inc.
· Tuesdays, April 17 – May 8, 2012 from 6-7:30pm at Jefferson Memorial Hospital
Discover Relaxation Within II will be offered:
· Thursdays, April 19 – May 24 from 6-7pm @ the McCormack Center on the campus of City Hospital, Inc.
There is no fee or facility membership required for Highmark members (with the exception of Federal and WVUH-East Employees) to participate in these programs and a nominal fee for non-Highmark members who sign up. The professional staff atWVUH-East has been trained by Highmark 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 email@example.com.