In this workshop, you will be presented strategies to cope with stress and anxiety by maintaining a mindful presence. Our invited speakers are Christy Matta and Mia Primeau, Life Coaches from the BeWell Program at Stanford|
Christy Matta, M.A.
Christy has worked in wellness and mental health for over 20 years. Always interested in why some people struggle, when others thrive, Christy began to teach strategies for building emotional resilience; sustained, focused attention; and social connectivity.
She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT,) a cognitive behavioral treatment designed to help people with intense emotional experiences, and is the author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress (published by New Harbinger Publications in April 2012). She has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of emotional regulation and resilience and participated in the design and clinical supervision of programs for people with emotion dysregulation and mental illness. Christy was awarded the American Psychiatric Associations Gold Award.
Now, her work in wellness allows her to indulge her curiosity in mind/body connections, encourage individuals and communities to lead healthy, meaningful and fulfilling lives and cultivate what is best within themselves.
Mia has been working in nutrition and holistic health since 2009. While achieving a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island, Mia founded URIs yoga program and implemented classes in yoga and mindfulness. Mia moved to California in 2012. She achieved an M.A. in Somatic Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2015, while serving Pathways Hospice as a holistic grief counselor. Mia went on to teach middle-school health & wellness at Summit Public Schools. She currently works as a wellness advisor and marketing specialist for the Health Improvement Program at Stanford.
On a volunteer basis, Mia has taught weight management classes to cancer survivors in hospital settings, social-emotional wellness to incarcerated youth in juvenile hall, and served as a companion for those in hospice.
She absolutely loves her work at Stanford and looks forward to the unique and engaging experiences she gets to have each and every day. In her spare time, Mia enjoys relaxing, spending time with friends and family, listening to podcasts and stand-up comedy, and exploring the arts. She is currently pursuing a second career as a commercial actress.
Stanford University - Medical School Office Building (MSOB) - Room X303 (View)
1265 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|