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Signup to De-stress with StressEraser

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
February 16, 2011

Stress has been linked to many physical ailments including headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain and stomach aches. Reducing it is often a common prescription to help improve overall general health.  If you’re a benefits-eligible employee in need of some de-stressing, sign up for a StressEraser sessions being offered by USNH Health and Wellness, Human Resources and Healthy UNH.

Employees do not have to use annual leave or earned time to attend the sessions, nor do they have to be enrolled in Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to register.

The StressEraser is a handheld device that helps people achieve a sense of calm and relaxation. It works through biofeedback. Research has shown that biofeedback can train people to control some bodily processes, such as heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and skin temperature.

According to its manufacturers, the FDA-regulated StressEraser can induce relaxation anywhere, anytime, through the use of synchronized breathing. Slowing down one’s breathing slows the heart rate, easing tension and anxiety.

Guiding the user through a series of simple breathing exercises, relaxation can occur within 15 minutes, calming the mind and relaxing the body. The StressEraser has been in use for more than three decades.

StressEraser sessions will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 and March 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in MUB 338/340. Space is limited so register early. Once the sessions are filled, names will be placed on a waiting list and additional sessions will be scheduled.

 To register visit:  https://hrtraining.unh.edu/apps/ssr?action=courses.   

Questions? Contact Chris VanHorn at 2-0519.

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