Stress Relief for Fundraisers: A Special Webinar for You

Help is on the way!

In the best of times, we all experience occasional stress. Sometimes, it’s personal stress. Sometimes, it’s professional stress. Sometimes, it’s both. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic, we are all dealing with a massive, new level of tension.

Most of us are working from home, many for the first time. We don’t go out much. We have personal financial concerns. We have loved ones we worry about and care for. We have anxiety about our own health.

Fundraising professionals are also concerned about continuing to raise the vital resources to help nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions, now more important than ever. As you know, we shoulder a tremendous burden.

If giving into stress were helpful, that would be fine. Unfortunately, stress itself is corrosive. It drains our energy. It erodes our immune system. Stress causes physiological and psychological damage. It makes us less pleasant to be around. It makes us less able to care for others.

To help you cope more effectively with the stress in your life, I’m hosting a special webinar for fundraising and nonprofit professionals:

Stress Relief for Fundraisers

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm (EDT)

Expert Instructor: Michelle Stortz, C-IAYT, ERYT500, MFA

Requested Donation: This is a donation-based webinar. Any contribution amount from $1 to $100 will grant you access. The suggested amount is $20. Your donation will help Michelle to continue to provide services for people living with cancer and chronic diseases at little to no cost.

Platform: This class will happen via Zoom. The link for joining will be sent 15 minutes before the session. Registration will end 15 minutes before the session.

You’ll Learn: Discover practices for managing stress in difficult times:

        • Learn simple breathing techniques to ward off anxiety
        • Get grounded in your body through simple movements
        • Quiet your mind with concentration practices
        • Cultivate a framework for seeing what’s really here

Register Now: Click here to register for this webinar at Eventbrite.

Despite the challenges we face, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Let’s start by integrating some helpful practices for managing stress. Join me in this one-hour class on stress reduction. When you take some time to take better care of yourself, you’ll be in a much better position to take care of others.

While the webinar will provide a number of techniques for coping with stress, I want to give you one simple technique right now.

After you finish reading this post and register for the webinar, sit up in a comfortable chair. Close your eyes, and breathe naturally through your nose. As you exhale, count each time, 1, 2, 3, … up to 10. Then, start counting backward with each exhale, 10, 9, 8, … down to 1. While focused on your breath and counting each exhale, try not to engage any thoughts that might pop into your head. Don’t worry if thoughts do pop up. They will. Just don’t dwell on them; let them go. After you have counted down and arrive at 1, slowly open your eyes. If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself a bit more relaxed.

Michelle will provide you with additional tips and useful insights. She is a certified yoga therapist specializing in yoga for cancer and chronic illness. She works in numerous medical settings in the Philadelphia area. Michelle has been studying in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition for the past 15 years, has trained in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum and is a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra facilitator.

Michelle has been my yoga and meditation instructor for years as I have continued to live with cancer. She has certainly enhanced the quality of my life. With my medical team, Michelle has helped me beat the odds. I’m a huge fan, and I’m confident that you will become one as well.

Will you join me for this special webinar?

That’s what Michael Rosen says… What do you say?

2 Comments to “Stress Relief for Fundraisers: A Special Webinar for You”

  1. Will this be recorded? I am interested yet have a conflict.

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