Stress Busters Introductory Workshops - 5 Steps to Deal with Stress
Stress Busters INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS - 5 Steps to Deal with Stress
Stress comes in many ways. It’s that uneasy feeling we get when we're upset -- whether it's because we're angry, worried, depressed or disturbed for other reasons. For many of us, it’s hard not to be stressed and anxious in the midst of challenging times.
In Stress Buster workshops, we’ll learn how stress starts and a simple effective method to handle your reaction to situations. You’ll learn a five step process to reduce stress and help you better respond to any situation in a helpful way, instead of getting upset. Stress Busters (also known as Ding Sum) has been serving seniors in San Francisco for over 30 years, reaching 900 people through monthly in person seminars, and now via Zoom!
This weekly series is fun and practical. Leave each session with new practical insights on how to better handle whatever life throws at you. This Introductory series is for anyone who hasn't done Stress Busters before, or for anyone who would like a refresher!
Learn the basics about the 5 steps and how to apply them (1. Stop, 2. Assess, 3. Decide, 4. Do, 5. Re-evaluate) in this 8 week series. OK if you need to miss some meetings in the series - join again when you can!
Intro Workshops are on Thursdays at 1 PM
Topics for each week are below. It's OK if you missed previous sessions. Stress Busters does a review each week on previous steps!
- Nov 12 - Introduction to 5 steps & Step 1: Stop
- Nov. 19 - Step 2: Assess
- Dec. 10 - Step 3: Decide
- Dec. 17 - Step 4: Do
- Jan. 7 - Step 5: Re-evaluate
- Jan. 14 - Stress and Uncertainty
- Jan. 21 - Memories and Stress
- Jan 28 - Topic TBD
Stress Busters INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOPS
In addition to the Introduction to Stress Busters series above, NEXT Village offers "Intermediate" level workshops and discussion groups to those who have already attended Stress Busters workshops and are familiar with the five steps. Details on our Intermediate level sessions are below.
MONTHLY DISCUSSION GROUP
Informal discussion group to provide an interactive opportunity to share and discuss concepts from the workshops. Upcoming dates:
- 3 PM on January 7 and February 4
MONTHLY “INTERMEDIATE” WORKSHOPS
These workshops delve into more detail on how to apply the 5 steps successfully. You're welcome to join in as you'll get value from them even if you haven't done all of the Intro courses. Upcoming dates:
- 3 PM on January 21 and February 18
List of the Stress Busters five steps can be found at http://www.123dingsum.org/how-to-ding-sum
Speakers - Eileen Chan and Gary Ow are native San Franciscans. Both have volunteered with Stress Busters since the organization was founded over 30 years ago. Eileen is trained as an optometrist and Gary Ow works in computer technology. They are married with three grown children.
> Zoom login & phone dial in number will be sent in reminder email from NEXT Village 24 hours prior to event.