Stress Management Programs

Below are my most requested programs. Please know that I am happy to customize a program to reflect your specific goals and outcomes, and change program titles to better suit your theme.

Call me at 774-230-5670 or e-mail via Contact Rita to discuss the best program option for your business or organization's needs.

"Thank you so very much for being part of our Family Leadership Training Institute. Once again, and not surprisingly, our participants raved about your presentation. We heard from them over and over that a highlight of the weekend was your session on stress management and resilience. You are such a fun and engaging presenter!" ~ Linda Freeman, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Stress Management Program

The stress management program detail the components of stress management and resilience building. The program content is tailored to the audience and will focus on the types of stressors predominant for:

  • Employees (business)    * Caregivers
  • Educators                       * Health care providers
  • Chaplains                       * General audience

Topics may include:

  • Identifying various types of stressors
  • Techniques to recognize when the body is under stress
  • Exploring, uncovering, and discovering stress triggers
  • Learning from the past: breaking habits that don't serve you
  • How to direct your thinking to lessen stress
    • Identify the characteristics and factors that make for resilient people
  • Learn techniques for adopting and developing resilient skills and attitudes
  • Tackling fear of failure
  • How to direct your thinking to be more critical and creative
  • Understanding various communication styles
    • Techniques for effective communication and conflict resolution
  • Setting goals and manage priorities
  • Time management tips
  • Progressive relaxation and mindful breathing technique
  • Who should attend?

    Frankly, we think everyone needs this program, period!
Program time frame options: 1 hour; 90-minute; 2-hour.

 

Helping Your Kids Cope With Stress (PTO /PTA Program)

"Rita's presentation to our parents on 'Kids and Stress' was very well-received. Rita helped them be able to identify stress triggers in their children, but more importantly provided very simple strategies to reduce them and be proactive in preventing them when they could. In these times when school budgets are tight, this was money very well spent! We are looking forward to having her back again!" ~ Lorinda C. Allen, Director of Curriculum & Student Assessment, Dudley-Charlton Regional School District

We like to think of childhood as a fun-filled, stress-free time in life. Truth be told? It isn't. Kids experience stress. Schoolwork, peer pressure, family issues can create pressures that can be overwhelming for kids.

As a parent, you can't protect your kids from stress, but you can help them develop healthy ways to cope with stress and solve everyday problems. We call that resilience.

In this one-hour presentation, resilience strategist Rita Schiano will address:

  • Talking with your child about what it's like to feel stress.
  • Techniques to help them recognize when their body is under stress
  • Ways to explore, uncover, and discover their stress triggers
  • Techniques for adopting and developing resilient skills and attitudes to:
    • managing their emotions
    • communicating their needs and their feelings
    • preparing them to deal with mistakes
    • developing healthy attitudes about themselves
  • Recognizing your own stress triggers
  • The effects of your stress on your children
Program time frame options: 1-hour presentation; 2-hour workshop.

For Kids: Let's Talk About Stress

Kids experience stress. Schoolwork, peer pressure, family issues can create pressures that can be overwhelming for kids. Helping kids  develop healthy ways to cope with stress and solve everyday problems it critical, and we do this through mindful practice and by building the skills and attitudes of resilience.

In this one-hour presentation, resilience strategist Rita Schiano will address:

  • Stress triggers for kids today

  • Techniques to help them recognize when their body is under stress

  • Ways to explore, uncover, and discover their stress triggers

  • Techniques for adopting and developing resilient skills and attitudes to:

    • managing their emotions

    • communicating their needs and their feelings

    • perfectionism vs excellence

    • fear of failure

    • developing healthy attitudes about themselves

  • Mindfulness practices