Mental Awareness with Sara Troy and her guest Susan Perish Lala, on-air from May 7th
Stress Management is often oversimplified.
What do I mean by that? Well, controlling your own stress so that it is no longer controlling you is a lifelong process. Because “Life Without Stress is B.S.”.
It is like losing weight, you may have lost it but if you do not watch your daily habits, routines, and exercise the weight will come back on just often faster than it took you to lose it in the first place.
Stress Management is similar to weight management. If you do not pay attention to the ‘signs’ you can gain a lot of weight or get very sick.
Stress Management is an ongoing lifelong process. Different events can present with different warning signs, symptoms, etc.
JOIN SARA AND SUSIE HERE ON THE TOPIC OF STRESS
Susie is a retired educator who has over 18 years in education and 10 years in the behavioural health field. She has a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and 3 Master’s degree’s in education: Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, and School Counseling/School Psychology.
Susie is a trained Biofeedback therapist and worked 4 years in private practice. She specialized in wellness and stress management.
Susie began her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher and literally, has taught every grade level. She became the Learning Disability Specialist and Counselor for the Disability Resource Center at a community college in California. When her supervisor retired, she became the Program Coordinator for the Disability Resource Center. During this time Susie was a fierce advocate for the rights of students and ensuring that legally mandated accommodations were provided.
Susie taught stress management to most of her students at their level regardless of grade. She incorporated stress management as part of the curriculum in her Learning Strategies Course she taught at the Community College level.
Today she focuses on teaching you your own warning signs of stress, stress management, relaxation skills, coping skills and learning how you learn.