University of Wisconsin–Madison

Managing Stress and Finding Vitality at Work

Course Description

Stress can move us toward goals, and motivate us. In excess, it can be harmful to our health and prevent us from becoming the best versions of ourselves. In this course, participants will learn strategies to regulate the central nervous system, neutralize thoughts, and develop a plan for a life with less stress. Come prepared to engage in activities and dialogue that may challenge you to think in a new way.

Why should you attend?

  • Answer: What is stress?
  • Reconsider counterproductive “stress-reducers”
  • Regulate your central nervous system
  • Reframe your thoughts
  • Solve problems that cause stress


UW–Madison Faculty and Staff




Theresa Kim, Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources


Engagement, Inclusion, Diversity
Team Development


This course is part of the Thrive@UW program.

What participants are saying

“This was a very helpful session in that it heightened my awareness of stress; both positive and negative. The session also provided strategies to deal with stress. Informative and fun!”
Janet, Faculty Associate, Division of Continuing Studies

“This course teaches you how to create a daily environment with less stress, talk yourself out of stressful situations and positive activities to de-stress. It has positively impacted my stress level both personally and professionally. I’m very grateful for this course.”
Kaylie, HR Assistant-Advanced, Office of Human Resources

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