Holistic Stress Management
Monday, April 16
Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. Common stress reactions include headache, backache, and a fast heartbeat. It is almost impossible to live without some stress and of course, most of wouldn’t want to as it gives life some spice and excitement. But, if stress gets out of control, it may harm health, relationships, and enjoyment of life. This hands-on workshop will examine how the body responds to stress and some holistic approaches to help manage that stress. Participants will learn and practice relaxation exercises such as deep breathing, yoga, meditation, guided imagery, aromatherapy, Tai’ Chi Chi, acupressure, and vibrational healing. All techniques can easily be incorporated into everyday life by anyone, anywhere.
Walk in stressed – Walk out feeling great!
Kelly Brown is a student assistant coordinator at Collier School and is also a student in the Master’s of Holistic Health Studies program at Georgian Court University. She currently operates her own business which you can find more information about at www.HealthierConscience.com
I am sorry I have not been updating the Blog as much as I would like to, I am BUSY with the GCU Wellness Expo planning! The expo is coming along great and we have a week left to add wellness practitioners and businesses at the expo. If you would like to join us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 16, we have Kelly Brown hosting a workshop called “Holistic Stress Management.” This will be held at 7pm in the Little Theater.
Thursday, April 19th, in A&S165 at 12:30pm we have Dr. Elizabeth Harper will be giving a great talk called “Fitness for a Focused Mind.” This is a great talk to listen to for tips on preparing for finals!
Hope to see you at this weeks events!
We will have the wonderful Suzanne and Eve back to do a talk called Transformational Menopause in the Little Theater at 5:30. This talk went so well in the Fall we brought it back for the Spring. No matter where you are in your life stage as a woman, their information is definitely useful for all!
Hope to see you there!!
Don’t forget LEARNING HOW TO EAT VEGAN with Sarah Lockenmeyer at 6pm in the North Dining Hall.
Hope to see you there!!!
We have an exciting week at GCU next week!
Tuesday night we will be having Sarah Lockenmeyer speaker about Eating Green. Sarah is passionate about eating a plant based diet and will share her passion with GCU at 6pm in the North Dining Hall.
Wednesday night at 7pm in the Little Theater will be Eileen Ellis. Eileen is a GCU alum, recently retired from her social work profession and now devoting her full time in spiritual and energy healing with her Native American Traditional wisdom. She relocated to Florida but she still travel back to serve her friends in NJ and very generous to take her time to meet us at GCU.
Thursday night we will have the wonderful Suzanne and Eve back to do a talk called Transformational Menopause. This talk went so well in the Fall we brought it back for the Spring. No matter where you are in your life stage as a woman, their information is definitely useful for all!
We also have cultural eating in the dining hall thanks for the wonderful idea of Cindy Mattia. See below for more information!
Last, I want to encourage you all to take the last week of March to experiment with the food you are eating. Pick a meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. Try eating something different each day and paying attention how you feel immediately after you eat and two hours later. Food reacts different with everyone which is why some people feel great on a coffee and muffin for breakfast, while others needs fruit and a yogurt to feel alert.
Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Celebrate Culturally Diverse Dining in Raymond Hall the week of March 26th thru March 30th as part of National Nutrition Month at GCU. Each day experience a unique food culture while dining!
Monday experience the culture of Greece
Tuesday experience the Caribbean
Wednesday the highlight is Soul Food
Thursday explore the Hispanic tradition
Friday the delights of Arabia
Just a reminder, we have two great events on campus today.
12PM in the Little Theater – “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” Bring your lunch and enjoy the movie!
5PM in the Casino Ballroom – Wellness Planning 101: A Strategy for Stress Reduction with Eve and Suzanne
Hope to see you there!
National Nutrition Month is March and we will be celebrating at GCU all month.
We had the nutritional information out in the A&S building before spring break, and we will start our first event tomorrow.
At 12pm in the Little Theater, we will be showing “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch and eat your lunch while you enjoy the movie.
Check out the trailer…
It is a phenomenal movie that will really change the way your think about food.
Do your struggle with your weight?
Do you or someone you know who struggles with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other autoimmune diseases?
Do you want to know what juicing is?
Do you want to not be tired all the time?
Then come out and watch “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead,” at 12pm in the Little Theater, Tuesday, March 13th!
Be sure to also check out our relaxation workshop in the Casino Ballroom at 5pm.
Check back at the blog for more events to be posted for National Nutrition Month as well!
Wellness Planning 101: A Strategy for Stress Reduction
Tuesday, March 13th
STRESS… is our bodies’ way of protecting us and getting us ready for whatever we perceive to be a threat. Having an awareness of the physical and mental responses to a stress inducing event will put you in control leaving you focused to manage your life. This experiential workshop will review the causes of stress, the physical and mental responses, as well as management by way of healthy, empowering interventions.
Come out to listen to GCU’s Master’s of Holistic Health student Eve Sicurella and Suzanne McMurray speak and teach ways to cope with stress. This will be more than a lecture with tips and exercises to have you leaving feeling more relaxed.
Eve Sicurella is a nationally certified massage therapist who has maintained a private practice in Toms River since 1999. Her vast trainings in bodywork and energy therapies have expanded her ability to provide relief of chronic pain patterns in the body. Eve instructed at Garden State Center for Holistic Health Care as well as at Lakewood Community Education Programs. She has facilitated workshops on stress management for the Ocean County Women’s Council of Realtors. Her passion for writing has an outlet through a monthly “Musings” column in the New Jersey Holistic Magazine.
Suzanne McMurray is a registered nurse with a variety of experience in oncology, neurology, nursing administration and clinical research. She is a Reiki Master and received her Graduate Certification in Integral Theory from John F. Kennedy University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Holistic Health Studies at Georgian Court University.