Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Wilson Auditorium
2471 E. Walnut Street Pasadena
Time: 7 PM Business Meeting
Speaker Speaker: Ilona Salmons, Ed.D., LMFT
Subject: Normal Stress Response or Burnout? Symptoms of Caregiver Stress and Self-Care Strategies
This April, NAMI SGV welcomes Ilona Salmons, a licensed Los Angeles-based psychotherapist who enjoys helping her clients manage stress and lead balanced, effective and fulfilling lives. Salmons obtained a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University. Stress may have a bad reputation, but not all stress is bad. In fact, acute stress is a healthy response in our body that can protect us from danger or even help us perform better on an important task! However, while our bodies are equipped to handle short-term stress, prolonged or chronic stress can take a toll on physical and emotional well being, and lead to burnout. The presentation will explore the difference between acute and chronic stress, as well as identify the risk factors and symptoms of burnout. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of practical tips and self-care strategies to manage stress, with special consideration for caregivers. Participants will be able to identify three self-care strategies that meet their lifestyle needs.