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SCC Students Learn Ways to Combat Stress


Catrena Whitaker’s General Psychology class (PSY 150) wrapped up their health and stress unit by participating in a mindfulness walk on campus.

Students learned about the three primary positive coping mechanisms to implement daily stress management – emotion-focused coping, biology-focused coping, and problem-focused coping. Students also learned about how stress management has evolved throughout history and the specific role that Vietnam veterans played in learning about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.

In discovering examples of emotion-focused coping and biology-focused coping techniques such as rethinking the situation in a positive way, positive reappraisal, gratitude, exercise, and mindfulness, students put their new learning into action with a mindfulness walk at the campus nature trail.

Participating students included: Madison Goins of Lowgap; Lizbhet Hernandez and Cayden Hill of Mount Airy; Sam Whitaker of Siloam; Daniel Olchowoj and David Olchowoj of Millbrook; Erica Rodriguez Lopez, Andy Guerrero, and Taylor Newman of Dobson; Miguel Sanchez of Elkin; Preston Russell of Jonesville; Kaylyn Baker of State Road; and Adrienne Harris of Hillsville, Va.

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