West Virginia University Hospitals-East
offers Discover Relaxation Within to Health Reduce Stress
Tools to Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle
(Martinsburg, WV) — 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. To help you learn to manage stress, WVUH-East is offering Discover Relaxation Within.
WVUH-East is proud to be an approved site to offer comprehensive wellness programs, such as Discover Relaxation Within, developed by Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Preventive Health Network. The program fits within WVUH-East’s mission to improve the health status of Eastern Panhandle residents by providing high-quality health and wellness services.
Discover Relaxation Within is a 4-week wellness and lifestyle improvement program designed to indentify 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. 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 equipped with newfound coping strategies to manage daily life stressors.
The program is open to all. There is no fee for Mountain State members to participate in these programs and only a nominal fee for non-Mountain State members. New sessions are starting February 11 at 6pm and Feb 22 at 12noon at City Hospital and March 11 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
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