Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Teens: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Resiliency – Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6-7:30PM, Newton Free Library

Back by popular demand!! This four-session wellness program for parents of adolescents developed by the world-renowned Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital teaches self-care skills to help cope with stresses of everyday life and aims to leave parents with a renewed sense of control and well-being. For all Newton residents or parents of teens attending school in Newton. Topics will include:

– The physiology of stress and how it affects the body
– Self-care strategies to reduce stress and increase your resilience
– Relaxation techniques
– Easy ways to reduce or stop stress-inducing thoughts
– Tips for modeling these skills for your teens, help reduce their stress and build their resilience too

Sessions 2-4 will be held on February 3 & 24, and March 3 from 6-7:30PM. Must attend all four sessions. Space is limited, register (required) at newtonma.gov/youth.