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ONLINE Emotional Freedom Technique for Stress & Anxiety Management

  • April 28, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Institute for Educational Management Online Zoom Meeting

The Institute for Educational Management presents:

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Stress and Anxiety Management

Led by Yunasa Fellow, Amy Gaesser

Speaker: Amy Gaesser, IEA Yunasa Fellow

Many gifted and talented individuals experience stress. For some, it can be a source of creativity and insight; for others, a limiting force of elevated anxiety. Given the multi potentialities and demands on gifted students, brain-based research has important applications for understanding the impact of stress and anxiety on gifted individuals, illuminating effective strategies to best support academic growth, social and emotional development, and stress management. Additionally, recent research on an innovative, proactive stress management technique, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), has demonstrated a significant reduction in anxiety for gifted students. EFT can be easily incorporated into daily routines, providing gifted youth and those that serve them with greater ease in handling daily tasks, managing hectic schedules and transitions during these unique times. Session attendees will better understand the biological and cognitive effects of stress and anxiety, as well as how to use EFT to counter them.

About the Speaker

Dr. Gaesser is currently an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She received her PhD in Counselor Education with a concentration in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut, her Masters in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport, and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Religious Studies from Nazareth College of Rochester. She is a Mental Health Counselor-LP, a certified New York State School Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in mental health and academia, specializing in stress and anxiety management. Her research includes the social and emotional well-being of gifted students, and interventions to reduce stress and anxiety for children and adolescents, including the efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). She publishes and presents at national, regional and local levels on the effective use of EFT for stress and anxiety management, the neurological and cognitive impacts of stress and anxiety, and the unique needs of high-ability youth. She is also actively engaged with professional counseling organizations, and serves as a Fellow for the Yunasa summer camps which support the balanced development of the five aspects of self for gifted youth.

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