Staying in Balance: Healthy Solutions to Managing Workplace Stress



Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health


To be determined

NY 10004

NY, US, 10004


Staying in Balance: Healthy Solutions to Managing Workplace Stress 

September 18th, 2019  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent.  We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance.

Target Audience:  This workshop is intended for all levels of program staff working in DYCD-funded programs throughout NYC.


Ensuring that you are taking care of yourself is foundational to the work of being an effective youth development practitioner.  The work begins with YOU and your wellness, which then enables you to provide the highest quality of service to those who need you most.

Do you sometimes feel stressed out because of the work you do? Do you get overwhelmed at times? Take this time to start off the new program year by integrating habits and strategies that will support your health and wellness so that you can give your best self to the clients that you serve. Your work can be challenging, and sometimes you may feel as though you are giving so much to others that you are neglecting your own physical, emotional, and mental health. Job stress can have far-reaching effects that when not managed can lead to burn-out, decreased productivity, physical and mental exhaustion and emotional distress.

This workshop provides participants with tools to respond in healthy ways to the different levels of emotional distress that arise from the course of their day-to-day interactions. This is an opportunity for staff members of all levels to identify and discuss sources of stress in their workplace and learn healthy ways to cope with that stress.

What will you learn?

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand common symptoms of stress and how it effects work performance

  • Create a self-care assessment and plan to stay mentally, emotionally, and cognitively balanced

  • Learn how to identify telltale signs of stress

Facilitated by: Cristina Harris, MSW, Vibrant Emotional Health


Please note that the workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will NOT be provided.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, and there are many lunch options near the training site.

In order to participate in this workshop it is important to arrive on time. Anyone arriving after 10:30 a.m. will not be allowed to join the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for this training must be submitted within 48 hours prior to the training date through the EventBrite registration page in order to allow waitlisted registrants an opportunity to attend. For instructions on how to cancel your registration on EventBrite, CLICK HERE.

This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $120-150 per person for DYCD.  If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for cancelling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.  

Please contact Cristina Harris ( with any questions.

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