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Learn how to manage stress with the help of NMSU Cooperative Extension Service

This month, specialists and agents with New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will host an online workshop series to teach participants how to manage stress and stay healthy in the face of today’s challenges.


Extension agents with the Bernalillo and Mora county Extension offices, along with NMSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences specialists, will present the “Stress Management – Thriving in Today’s Demanding World” online workshop series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 7. The series will offer tips on maintaining family resilience, stress management and healthy nutrition.

Thursday’s workshop, presented by Family Life and Child Development specialist Karim Martinez, will focus on health relationships; balancing work, school and family time at home; and staying socially connected while physically apart from friends and loved ones.

“Many of us are experiencing stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This first webinar of the series is a reminder that relationships can be a significant source of resilience,” Martinez said. “I encourage people to view all four webinars because we will cover different coping strategies in each one.”

Other workshop topics include understanding how stress affects the brain and body, tools to positively leverage stress and self-care tools to manage stress.

To register for the workshops, visit http://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/stressmgt. For more information, contact Mora County Extension Agent Suzanne DeVos-Cole at sdcole64@nmsu.edu.

For more health, wellness, family life, nutrition, food and food safety resources, visit https://aces.nmsu.edu/covid19.