From Stress to Success

Stress is simply a fact of nature. Everybody experiences positive and negative stress from childhood all the way through late adulthood.  Teenagers, in particular, may experience stress more frequently as they are growing and their lives are constantly changing.  Understanding about what stress is and learning about stress-management techniques can help teenagers deal with the inevitable stressors in their lives.

On May 7, 2011 The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education had almost 50 teen Girl Scouts and their parents participate in our “From Stress to Success” program.  Through hands-on activities, participants were able to understand what stress is and identified their own personal stressors.  They learned methods on how to cope with their stressors and time-management skills to reduce the stress.  During the 3 hour session, Life Resources of NC provided relaxing coping techniques through yoga.  As the lights were dimmed, each teen got on their mat or towel and began to “unplug” from their daily stressors such as school, work, studying for tests, preparing for college and pressure from parents.  They did stretching activities, breathing exercises and yoga.  Most of the girls indicated they had never participated in a yoga class before and they expressed how much they really enjoyed it.

In addition to yoga for both children and adults, Life Resources of NC offers other services such as Speech-Language Therapy, Psychiatric Evaluations, Individual and Group Counseling, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Medication Management, Clinical Assessments, and Employee Assistance Programs.  They are also offering new group programs  For more information about Life Resources of NC, please visit their website at or reach them by phone at 919-896-8520.