Stress can have a number of physical effects on a person’s body, mind, and spirit. Learn how to recognize stressors and to alter their effects on the body at a special program “Stop Stress Damage” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library on Saturday, July 14, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
Louise Stiedle Hayes, Ph.D., will describe the physical consequences of stress on the body, including tight muscles, tension, shallow breathing, and decreased oxygen to cells and the brain, which can lead to a weakened immunity system. Simple techniques, such as breathing exercises, massage, reflexology, and imagery, can help to reduce stress and restore health. Hayes will also provide tips on recognizing stressors and how to change perception of those stressors so that physical effects on the body will be less harmful.
Hayes is a retired public school teacher who spent 14 years teaching children with learning disabilities. She has been helping individuals and groups improve their health, achievement level, and mental and physical ability for more than 30 years.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900.