Managing Stress

It is commonly known that stress can be both a positive as well as a negative influence in our lives. When stress becomes overwhelming, many people have a repertoire of activities they do in an attempt to keep their stress levels manageable. Exercising, talking to friends or family, taking a nap, watching a favorite TV show, having a good laugh; the list is endless.

In recent years, more people have turned to mind/body exercises to help them combat stress. Have you ever thought about listening to a relaxation tape? Maybe this would be something new to you, and you’re not sure if it would help. Maybe you’ve tried this before but just didn’t have easy access to a recording. Enter... the Holy Cross Relaxation Downloads.

You can listen to the exercises from this Web site or download them to your own computer or iPod. (Audio files are in .mp3 format.)

The exercises were recorded by Elizabeth Drexler-Hines, the director of Student Wellness Education, and Matt Elliott, former senior psychologist from the Counseling Center.