Newsletter of the Society for Technical Communication, San Francisco Chapter
The August meeting is on Wednesday, August 18, 2004, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the London Wine Bar in San Francisco's financial district. For details about the meeting location and instructions for purchasing tickets, visit www.stc-sf.org/stc-meetings.htm.
Stress is inevitable; distress is optional -- tonight we choose a better option.
Stress is pandemic and is seriously damaging health, productivity, and creativity. The psychological and physiological responses of human beings under stress can be miraculously effective in the face of life-threatening physical threats, but are severely maladaptive for long-term psychologically stressful conditions. Health, performance, and creativity all benefit from learning simple skills for defusing the effects of modern occupational pressures and challenges.
Dr. Richard Pinneau is a Berkeley alumnus with a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan who has been working in stress management, biofeedback, and holistic wellness for over thirty years. Since retirement from his private practice, he consults for business nationwide through his company, WellPath Resources, LLC. He is co-author of Job Demands and Worker Health, published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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