Juniors and seniors filled the Den and received a presentation on methods for stress today with finals week being two weeks away.
“It’s good to know how to meditate, escape my thoughts and find peace,” senior Kristin Weinman said. “Coming in and listening to stress relieving methods is helpful for me and everyone else.”
Marriage and Family Therapist Ruth Dummel handed out her contact information and a small card addressing five methods of relieving stress — including deep breathing, physical activity, meditation, support and an action plan.
“It’s helpful to have as many tools as possible to lower stress,” Dummel said.
Attendees shared their own experiences with stress and what relaxation methods they will use in the future to combat their anxieties. The most common methods mentioned were deep breathing and more physical activity.
“Sometimes you just need to step back, breathe and just tell yourself that it’s going to be okay and you can get through it,” Weinman said.