Monday, March 05, 2007

“Stress Management: Preventing Job Burnout” Workshop

The Clayton Downtown Development Association is sponsoring the third in its series of workshops aimed at small business owners and staff throughout Clayton. Christy Hawley will present “Stress Management: Preventing Job Burnout” at The Clayton Center on Tuesday, March 13 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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Christy is a counselor at Clayton Counseling Services and is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her MA in Community Counseling from Campbell University in 2006 and also has experience as a High School Teacher, School Counselor, and Stress Manager.

The major topics Ms. Hawley will discuss are:

- Sources of stress: Recognize the early warning signs of stress as well as psychological and physiological effects of stress

- Ways to reduce stress: Eliminate procrastination; avoid needless stress, and 10 signs that it is time to simplify your life.

- Developing a positive mental attitude: Learn to relax and take control of your life and develop strategies to improve self-esteem.

- Learn the benefits of following a healthy routine: Develop an exercise routine and ways to improve sleep and eating habits for stress reduction and prevention.

Participants will be given a stress evaluation and Ms. Hawley will also facilitate a relaxation exercise on deep breathing and guided imagery.

This workshop is sponsored in conjunction with the Johnston County Small Business Center. The fee for this workshop is $5.00 per person and to register please contact Bruce Naegelen, Downtown Development Coordinator at 553-1545 or

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A new study of 1,000 workers in Europe found that stressful jobs accounted for 45 per cent of new cases of depression. The factors which the scientists isolated as being especially important were excessive demands on the job and extreme time pressures. Not only did they find that these workers, with an average age of 32, were experiencing a high percentage of job-related stress-induced depression, but there appeared to be a 40 percent increase in reports from workers of job stress.