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From Stress to Success – Outsmarting Life’s Challenges

These stress management and personal flexibility groups are offered in conjunction with Anne Shideler, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (see her website). Classes are designed to support kids and teens who find it difficult to adjust in a variety of settings, are easily upset by unexpected change, or who are frequently gripped with disappointment. These classes teach participants to recognize stressors, notice how their (often negative) thinking determines their reaction to an event or situation, and develop stress management strategies that really work. We practice specific techniques for physical and emotional stress management and for flexible problem solving. This stress management curriculum is rooted in cognitive-behavioral theory, but is adjusted to the developmental levels of the participants. Child and parent education is provided.