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Benefits news: EAP offers numerous resources for stress management

Feeling stress from time to time is normal, but prolonged stress can have a negative impact on health and well-being.
May 15, 2015

Your Employee Assistance Program provider, Guidance Resources Online, has more than four pages of links located under the "wellness" tab to numerous articles regarding stress management.  

What does that tell you?  People need these resources!  

Whatever is stressing you out, there is likely an insightful article you may find helpful.  

To a certain degree, feeling stressed is a normal, healthy response to life's events and challenges. The ability to react under stress is crucial for human survival. However, prolonged stress can have adverse effects on your health and general well-being.

Learning to reduce and manage the stress that you experience can improve your outlook and help you respond to new situations more positively. Here are a few techniques to help you relax and reduce stress:

  • Deep breathing
  • Stretching and yoga
  • Massage
  • Meditation and Visualization
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Calming thoughts

For the full article on how to reduce stress, go to  (First time users must enter EAPBusiness as your company Web ID and enter UNIVE as your employer name)

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