October 18, 2022
Listen to Your Body - Navigating Stress in the Workplace
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Stress is the underlying cause of numerous chronic diseases worldwide. According to the CDC (2020), "Stress plays an important role in several types of chronic health problems-especially cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and psychological disorders." This workshop aims to provide a roadmap to recognizing the warning signs of stress. Municipal clerks will learn to do simple exercises to reduce the levels of stress that can be associated with health issues in the long term. Emotional stress and uncertainty can affect how you manage your job, family, and your overall wellbeing. It is critical for municipal clerks to recognize what stress looks like in their everyday lives and work to take steps to learn and build a more resilient strategy.
The program will explore:
• An overview of Stress and its prevalence in the municipal clerk role
• Identifying personal areas of stress in your role at work
• Learning easy strategies to implement today, whether virtual or in the office
• Understanding the body-mind connection and why the science of stress is important
• Understanding and identifying social support networks to cope with the challenges in reducing stress
• Learning to recognize muscle tension in the body and how to adjust for greater relaxation using mindfulness strategies
• Learning to ask for help
Points: 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education Point
Rhonda Daley, MBA, MA Psychology
Rhonda has over 20 years of corporate business and healthcare experience. She is an expert in organizational performance through effective execution, business development, strategic planning, and market development. Rhonda has spearheaded new healthcare initiatives, products, telehealth services, and behavioral health treatment protocols. Rhonda served in roles as Executive Director, Behavioral Health Network Manager, and Director of Business Development. As the former Clinic Director for the Amen Clinic, and member of the leadership team, Rhonda, held decision-making responsibilities directing the development and continuous refinement and execution of the business operations. Rhonda managed the San Francisco area outpatient facility and supervised a staff of physicians and administrators. Rhonda holds an MBA from the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont, CA, and an MA in Psychology (Health Psychology) from Touro University Worldwide. Her consulting expertise is in guiding startup organizations looking to assess viability in the marketplace using applied psychological theory and best practices. As a certified professional career consultant and life/wellness coach, Rhonda advises entrepreneurs, individuals, groups, and organizations on self-determination, behavioral change, work-life balance, stress management, motivational processes, and mindfulness-based strategies to improve overall well-being.