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Saira Treviño
Communications Coordinator

Stress Less Seminar Offered to UH Faculty and Staff

Houston, April 1, 2019 — April is National Stress Awareness Month, the time of year when a concerted effort is made to bring attention to stress and encourage people to develop successful coping strategies to address it.

To assist UH faculty and staff in their efforts to better manage stress and improve their overall wellness, the University's POWER UP Employee Wellness program will host a free Stress Less Seminar from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion of the M.D. Anderson Library.

"Stress can have a significant effect on one's quality of life. It can affect job performance and relationships, certainly our mood and even the ability to sleep well at night," said Court Stein, HR Wellness administrator. "Ongoing stress is particularly harmful as it can negatively affect ones' health and well-being in any number of ways."

The seminar, presented by Dr. Jerry Evans, of J.S. Evans Consulting aims to help attendees develop useful strategies for addressing and managing the stress in their day-to-day lives.

"Stress management is more than just some exercises - managing your stress is a total wellness program. Your mind and body are connected, so it's important to develop practices that are connected to both," Evans said. "We hope to point out a few coping strategies to help deal with that and learn where stress comes from and how to address it."

To attend the seminar, RSVP online. For more information, contact Stein at 713-743-1991 or

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 46,300 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.