We feel stress when we are asked to handle more than we are accustomed or capable of managing. Some stress is normal and can help enhance our effectiveness or performance. Too much stress can lead to headaches, an upset stomach, back pain, and a weakened immune system, making it harder to stay healthy.
STRESS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR UAB FACULTY AND STAFF:
The Resource Center/Employee Assistance Program
The Resource Center is a counseling and employee assistance program designed to provide employees and their families with resources for resolving work-related and personal problems. We provide individual, couples and family counseling to assist our clients in clarifying issues, exploring options, and finding solutions. UAB and UAB Health System employees and family members may see a Resource Center counselor up to 12 times per calendar year. Click here for more information on the Resource Center/EAP support.
Free Mindfulness Meditation, T’ai Chi, and Yoga Classes available at UAB
Research has shown that activities like Meditation, Yoga, and T'ai Chi are among the best ways available to deal with stress, to improve the clarity of your thinking, and to increase your level of satisfaction with life. Classes are offered by The Resource Center/Employee Assistance Program at no cost and are open to all UAB and UAB Health System employees and their immediate family members. Click here for a schedule of upcoming classes.
UAB Pastoral Care Employee Services
The Pastoral Care Department supports UAB Hospital Employees through one-one-one meetings as well as large and small groups tailored to your needs.
EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT
For more information on UAB Pastoral Care Services Click here.
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