Mrs. Hamilton’s Family and Consumer Science Career Search class hosted Dawn Richards, SOMC Community Health Nurse, for a stress reduction session. Nurse Dawn engaged students about stress inducing actions and foods. Students learned stress was a part of life, yet management techniques can help us through difficult situations. She encouraged positive thinking, relaxation, and even exercise as coping measures.
After a lively discussion Nurse Dawn closed the session by having students jog, dance or play basketball to increase their heart rate. Then she taught controlled breathing with the diaphragm to relax. Tips covered by the SOMC nurse support Family and Consumer Science class objectives and previous lessons.