STRESS BUSTERS

We at the YMCA and the Youth Employment Bootcamp program benefit greatly by having Cliff present his Stress Busters workshop for our participants. Job searching, interviews and life in general can be stressful and anxiety inducing and having Cliff deliver a workshop on how to properly manage stress effectively is very relevant and beneficial for our groups. This workshop covers such topics as identifying the varying types of stress, strategies on how to manage stress effectively, and discussions around body language and mindfulness are all subjects that our participants find applicable to their lives. An added benefit is how Cliff is able to comfortably share personal stories of his own experiences with stress and mental health, which allows our participants to be able to see themselves reflected in Cliff’s explanations allowing for a more in depth and empathetic connection. We appreciate Cliff being a regular fixture in our program schedule and always look forward to having him be a part of our program schedule.

J. Zador. – Program Facilitator, YMCA Youth Employment Bootcamp

Stress is the body’s natural way of responding to danger,  a threat or call to action. When you perceive danger or a threat, the body’s instinctive defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-flight-freeze” response. Your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones which prepares the body for emergency action.

The more your stress response is activated, the easier it becomes to trigger and the harder to shut off. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body and can leave you vulnerable to physical and mental health problems. That’s why it’s so important to practice strategies daily that help to you to relax, challenge negativity and build your resilience to stress.

STRESS BUSTERS is an educational workshop that includes opportunities to practice self-help stress management skills like mindfulness of breathing, cognitive reframing, tapping and more. 2000 Muscle (2)

Who can benefit from STRESS BUSTERS?

It’s for anyone who wants to take control of  how they respond to stress, reduce the effects of exposure to negative stress and build stress resilience.

Email/call me to schedule a presentation for your group/organization or with any of your questions.

Cliff Thorbes

cliffthorbes@shaw.ca

(604) 684 – 0584