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De-Stress with StressEraser

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
April 30, 2008


A new wellness program from HR introduces the StressEraser, a handheld device that helps people calm their minds and relax their bodies through biofeedback.

For five days in May, faculty and staff members will have the chance to learn how to use the StressEraser and relieve stress in just 15 minutes. During the training, users will be guided through a series of simple breathing exercises and then receive feedback on how the exercises influenced their stress level.

Stress not only affects emotional well-being, it can lead to physical aliments such as headaches, muscle tension, hypertension, backaches, gastrointestinal disorders and compromised immune function.

According to its manufacturers, the FDA-regulated StressEraser can induce relaxation anywhere, anytime, through the use of synchronized breathing.

Three sessions will be held on each of the five days from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

On May 1, the StressEraser program will be held in the Salmon Falls room of Holloway Commons. The other dates are May 2, MUB 330; May 5, MUB 334 and 336 (three sessions in each room); May 14, MUB 302; and May 20, MUB 203.

To register, send the date and time you’d like to attend to deborah.wood@usnh.edu or call her at 2-0931. Each session is limited to 20 participants. Once the sessions are filled, people will be placed on a waiting list.

This is an ELF (Embrace Life Fully) program whose aim is to promote educational opportunities that enhance individual health behavior and reduce the risk of self-induced illness and disease. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff members may participate in ELF programs. For more information visit www.usnh.edu/hr/wellness or contact Nancy Puglisi at 2-1800.

 

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