The Cass County Health System Women’s Health Initiative is presenting a free community event, Stress Management Tools for Women. The event will be held January 22, 2015, from 5 – 7 pm in the CCMH Atrium. Sarah Herzberg, PhD, LMHC, will present the program at 5:45 pm. Dr. Herzberg is a therapist who has been practicing at Southwest Iowa Mental Health Center since 2007.
Stress Management Tools for Women will provide tools to help women identify and manage signs of stress, particularly those associated with raising children and caring for aging parents. “Women can experience a lot of stress associated with caring for their children or aging parents and in many cases both at the same time,” Dr. Herzberg noted. “Rather than just pushing through, it can be very helpful to recognize and acknowledge the stress, and there are specific techniques anyone can use to help manage the stress.”
In addition to Dr. Herzberg’s 30 minute program, there will be displays featuring a number of stress management tools that are available locally, such as relaxation and exercise. Local businesses will have staff on hand to share information about the services they offer that may assist in managing stress. Businesses participating in the event include a local yoga studio; Twila Garside, Pet Therapist; and three county fitness centers—The Wellness Center of Anita, Nishna Valley Family YMCA and 712 Fitness.
There is no pre-registration and no charge for this Women’s Health event. For more information contact the Cass County Memorial Hospital Public Relations Department at 712-243-7405.