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What LSU students are saying about seminars offered through Mental Health Service “It was great to know that other people have worries and concerns and that there are things I can do to make it better.”

“I realized I am not alone and have someone to turn to who understands.”

7 QUICK TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR STRESS 1 Regularly participate in pleasurable activities. 2 Take care of your body (eat, sleep, and exercise). 3 Practice good time management. 4 Maintain “perspective.” 5 Laugh often. 6 Schedule time for relaxation. 7 Talk to others about being stressed.

“The relaxation technique that I learned works so well. I use it all the time.” “I really liked learning how to change some of my thought patterns that lead me to being more anxious. It has really reduced the amount of time I spend worrying.”


MOODS & LESS STRESS Anxiety, Stress, and Mood Management Seminars

a guide to reducing anxiety and managing stress more effectively Mental Health Service /// 225-578-8774

SEMINAR TOPICS Recognizing & Preventing Stress • Physical and emotional signs of stress/anxiety Relaxation Techniques • Breathing exercises • Relaxation imagery Restructuring Thoughts • Reassuring/alarming thought patterns Personal Assertiveness • Build confidence in communicating with others Medication and the Impact on Anxiety & Mood • Pros/cons of using medication Is Therapy Right For You? • Finding the right tools to reduce anxiety, improve your mood and increase overall life satisfaction

DATES & TIMES Session A: Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00PM

Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14

Session B: Wednesdays 2:30 – 4:00PM

Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27

Session C : Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00PM

Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23

Session D: Mondays 3:30 – 5:00PM

Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6

Q&A How do I join the seminar? Contact Dr. Stokes at the LSU Mental Health Service (225.578.8774) to find out more about the seminars, if they will be appropriate and helpful for you, and how to join. Will others talk about what I said in the seminar around campus? Seminars are confidential. You, other members, & co-facilitators are bound ethically not to disclose the contents of group sessions or the identities of group members. Confidentiality is stressed at each seminar. Other offerings at LSU Mental Health Service: Dissertation Support Group, Anger Management, Women’s Development Group, Interpersonal Therapy Group.

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