Students relax at stress fest

A student-run event will be hosted Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. to help students learn how to manage stress and participate in stress relieving techniques.

The Stress Less Fest, sponsored by the Graham Health Center, will have multiple tables and presentations that provide information on stress management and reduction techniques.

Wellness, health promotion and injury prevention major, Amber Tymn, with help from health and wellness coordinator and professor, Julie Proctor, organized the event for her senior project.

“I was discussing ideas with Professor Proctor for an event from last year and I personally feel it’s essential for students to know how to properly manage stress,” Tymn said.

Recreation Center interns will have booths set up to help explain how exercise lowers stress levels, along with other presentations, including relaxation breathing, time management, laughter yoga, massage therapy and pet therapy.

“Last year there were stress-related brochures outside my office that were hardly touched, but this year I have been completely wiped out of them,”

Proctor said. “That tells me that stress is playing a huge role in students’ lives.”

Prizes will be given away during the event in a raffle drawing and attendees will be treated with a special guest comedian to provide entertainment.

The Stress Less Fest will be held in the Gold Rooms in the Oakland Center. It is free and open to all OU students.

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