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Notre Dame College and its Alumni Association are hosting a free virtual stress reduction seminar with a national board-certified health and wellness coach.

The one-hour session, “Stop the Chaos: A Practical Guide to Reducing Stress,” will be led by Lydia Skiljan, NBC-HWC, on Thursday, March 18, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. RSVP online to learn about breathing techniques and meditation that can help reduce anxiety, especially during the isolation of the pandemic. The class is sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

Skiljan is a nationally certified health and wellness coach with Lake Health Integrative Medicine, who sees patients at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus in Mentor, Ohio. Her board certification credential represents training, education and assessment standards created through a collaboration between the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching with the National Board of Medical Examiners. She has been tested in all aspects of health care and wellness. Only 3,000 coaches in the country have earned the NBC-HWC credential.

Many people are feeling increased stress, anxiety, grief and worry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stress can cause the following changes in appetite and energy; difficulty concentrating and making decisions; trouble sleeping; headaches, body pains, stomach problems and skin rashes; worsening of chronic health problems and mental health conditions; increased use of substances.

The CDC recommends staying in contact with others and making time to unwind to help reduce anxiety. The Notre Dame Alumni Association seminar offers members of the Notre Dame community the ability to connect with each other virtually, as well as to learn stress-reducing techniques via remote access.

RSVP online now to receive the Zoom link.

March 2021

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information, contact pr@ndc.edu.