Reduce Stress

Fran Grace Mediation Room

Learn smart and easy techniques on how to reduce stress at Dr. Fran Grace’s Stress-Reduction Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. May 22 in the Meditation Room, Larsen Hall 224.

The class will begin with “mindful eating” of whatever food participants wish to bring. They will learn techniques to relieve stress and anxiety and leave with a “compassionate understanding of yourself, others and your life situation.”

Grace is a professor of religious studies and steward of the Meditation Room. She has mastered a way of life that includes working on a person’s inner response.

“A lot of people’s experience of stress comes from the way that they think about what is happening to them,” Grace said.

Grace explains that some people will deal with chronic stress and their systems are overloaded with a stress response. In her experience she has found that most stress is involuntary and if we can learn to control our thoughts we can create a response to stress that is self-healing.

“No one else can control our thoughts but ourselves,” she said. We are responsible for our own inner-world.”

This is also an opportunity for all University employees to earn five Healthy U points. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please send an email to

Posted: May 17, 2013
Written By: Laura Pedraza

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