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Friday, October 31, 2008

Each year in November I offer a seminar focused on coping & stress.  My thinking is that the holidaze bring much stress.  This year however, its not just the holiday pressure that is creating more stress: the financial crisis, rising costs of gas, food, healthcare -- we all know that stress is already high.  

Each year around this same time, the American Psychological Association releases their national Stress in America survey.  Its a great resource for people in the helping professions -- loaded with information. The American Psychological Association’s  2008 national Stress in America survey reveals what Americans are stressed about, what they are doing to manage that stress, and how stress is affecting their health.   The APA's 16 page summary report has the following key findings:

  • Stress is on the Rise and Women Bear the Brunt

  • Americans Report that Stress Impacts their Physical and Psychological Health

  • Economic Factors Driving Americans’ Stress in 2008; Work and Money Continue to Top the List

  • Stress Affects How Americans Cope

Read the reports to learn what is stressing Americans nationwide and in select cities by following this link.

Learn about the Seminar on November 21 2008 specifically focused on coping and stress by following this link.