Stress is part of the unique world of corrections, and that has been exacerbated by current events such as the pandemic, socioeconomic disparities, and racial injustice. Already under tremendous stress and outside of our comfort zones, corrections professionals are experiencing the failure of time-honored ways of coping and living life. This session will explore various techniques to develop a new and healthy life balance plan. Participants will learn stress-relieving and life-balancing practices to resiliency at work and home, including taking responsibility for decisions and behaviors; supervision and support groups: and techniques such as mediation, mindfulness, yoga, exercise, and healthy eating.
- Define resiliency
- Discuss correctional stress as an occupational hazard
- Identify stress-relieving and life-harmonizing strategies for use at work and home