For many, the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is a time to observe treasured religious traditions, celebrate with big family dinners, reflect on what there is to be thankful for, and make magical moments for their children.
But the holiday season also can also bring stress, anxiety, sadness and depression.
This session will focus on different tools to add to attendees toolbox to help manage, reduce and even embrace stress.
We will explore some basics about stress during the holidays, explore some stressors, and learn some practical stress-less strategies.
- Identify goals for the holidays and learn how to be more realistic about the holiday experience
- Recognize behavioral, physiological, and psychological stress symptoms of holiday stress and understand how ignoring them places our health in jeopardy
- Utilize various activities and coping strategies to ease the stress and develop a holiday action plan.
Most importantly.. attendees will have FUN!!
NOTE: Childcare will be provided during this seminar, for an additional fee. Children will participate in learning Chess and creative arts activities. Childcare will be provided by Putting Children First, a childcare provider located on our church campus. Please arrive between 9:30 am and 9:45 am to allow time to check your child into the child care center.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
Felicia Houston has more than 18 years of experience in the mental health field, earning a BA in Psychology and a MA in Human Development Counseling from Bradley University in Peoria Illinois.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Houston is passionate about inspiring and empowering people to make the agreement for positive change in their personal, professional, family, and community domains.
Mrs. Houston loves speaking at engagements and facilitating workshops in the community for various women and girls organizations. She loves educating the masses about mental health and wellness.
Mrs. Houston is a member of the following community and national organizations;
Current President of Professional Women’s Network (PWN), Member of Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD), Member of South Holland Business Association, Member of Southland Chamber of Commerce, Board Trustee for South Holland Public Library.
Felicia Houston is an amazing presenter! We deeply appreciate her dedication and enthusiasm she has shown each year that we host the Stress Less: For Women Only Workshop. We are looking forward to our NEXT workshop!!
~Vera Brooks, Director of Community Relations, Village of Richton Park
I thoroughly enjoy attending any workshop with Felicia Houston. She is open, honest, and has a great sense of humor. The parents are always excited to hear her and learn NEW strategies and tips when it comes to balancing it ALL or test taking time! Can’t wait to have her back! ~Apryl Moore Beasley, Parent Coordinator, Coles Elementary School