"Toxic & Positive Stress: How to Maintain a Healthy Balance"

Tuesday, 11/27/2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall

COCC scholar talk investigates science of being stressed out

A Gallup Poll last year found that 8 in 10 Americans are routinely dealing with stress in their lives. Managing—even avoiding—that stress is the subject of a Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program presentation, titled “Toxic & Positive Stress: How to Maintain a Healthy Balance,” at Central Oregon Community College (COCC), at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Bend campus’s Coats Campus Center. Tickets to this COCC Foundation event are free to students or $10 for non-students.

Presenter Alexandra D. Crosswell, Ph.D., an assistant professor with the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as the executive director of the National Institute on Aging’s Stress Measurement Network, will share her research on examining the pathways linking chronic stress to changes in physical and cognitive health. Crosswell will discuss the overall science of stress, including how evidence-based practices can build stress resilience and whether it’s possible to convert toxic stress into positive stress.

For more information on this event, contact Charlotte Gilbride, Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program coordinator, at 541-383-7257. This program is presented by St. Charles Health System, with additional support from Brooks Resources Corp., the Associated Students of COCC and the Associated Students of Cascades Campus/OSU-Cascades.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Toxic & Positive Stress