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Posted on: December 21, 2021

STRESS LESS GROUP: Learn how to better cope with stress

Girl Holding a Book over her head with a stressed out face looking at a computer

It’s a high-stress and demanding life for teens today and for many youth social distancing makes things more challenging. Using evidence-based material from a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction model and other experiential activities, this program helps teens learn to shift their thinking from an impulsive reaction to stress to a more helpful and mindful response. Teens can have difficulties in some key areas: perceptions and appraisals of stress, emotion-regulation, meta-cognitions, feelings of being out of or lacking control, attachment or pushing away pain and suffering, and attention and focus. The skills learned in this group guide them when they feel emotionally overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, and depressed to face challenges through the lens of mindfulness. The mindfulness based program has the potential to shift and improve these areas in a teen’s life and as a natural outcome improve one’s quality of living. This group not only helps with learning how to better deal with stress in general, but it also creates a safe way to interact with other youth online and reduce isolation. The group will be facilitated by Becky De Rosa, LPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA. 

Grades: 6-8 & 9-12  Day: T  Date: 2/15 - 3/15 2022 Time: 5:00-6:00 pm (6rd-8th) - 6:00-7:00pm (9th-12th)  Weeks: 5  

Fee: $15 R / $50 NR (Non Resident)   Location: 100 S. Greenleaf St. Gurnee, IL 60031                             

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