AS+T Summer Self-Preservation Series: Somatic Practices for Stress Management

Monday, July 8, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Self-preservation refers to a set of behaviors adopted to protect ourselves and maintain personal wellbeing, stemming from an understanding that protecting our physical, emotional, and psychological health is a prerequisite for doing our best work for our students and one another. As staff providing direct support to students with a wide range of lived experiences, it is especially important to curate an approach to self-preservation that fits into our busy lives so that we can fill our own cups before pouring ourselves out for others. This workshop is #4 of a five-part experiential workshop series focused on exploring a variety of tools, practices, and resources that support our wellbeing at and beyond work.

Managing stress can feel like a full-time job! Somatic practices, or practices relating to the body, focus on awareness of our present-moment senses and sensations in our bodies and can provide immediate benefits for stress management. This session will guide participants through a series of somatic exercises designed to help regulate our nervous systems that can be practiced in a variety of settings, so that we can show up for students from a grounded and resourced inner space.

Presenter: Liza Schlosser-Olroyd, Interim Coordinator, Advising Strategy + Training (AS+T)

Resource: Link to slide deck

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please email with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

AS+T Summer Self-Preservation Series: Somatic Practices for Stress Mangement