The American Psychological Association found that 75% of adults reported moderate to high levels of stress in the last month. Stress wreaks havoc on our physical and mental health affecting nearly every system in the body. Stress can be toxic! We all know the stress of our daily lives but if you live in poverty the stress of financial struggles, unsafe living conditions, violent communities and lack of social support can cause chronic stress with devastating results. Additionally, people living in poverty cannot afford to see a counselor for stress; they can't take a yoga, tai chi or stress reduction classes. Therefore, learning to deal with their stress is not typically an option. HMFC wants to help people living in poverty to prevent the diseases caused by stress, so we created a Stress Reduction Class that is free of charge just for them.
The Stress Reduction class is funded through a grant supported by the Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming and Christ Episcopal Church. The class is a 16- week drop in class that provides information and actions people can take to reduce their stress. Participants meet on Monday's for 1.5 hours to discuss the importance of stress reduction and practice ways they can reduce stress. This is a really fun class and it is open to the all community members. Come join us for a taste of calm!
The current class started in May and will run through September. The flyer is posted below and is printable. For class location or meeting time go to the calendar/events page or the HMFC Facebook page.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the next class please call or complete the registration form below and hit the submit button. You can also click on the flyer at right to download and print it.