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Keep Calm and De-Stress – A Lesson for Life

A group of almost seventy Year 12 students enjoyed the benefits of a presentation on the effects of stress and how to cope when feelings become overwhelming. The session was taken by Old Aldenhamian, Andre Zitcer, Paull’s House 1974-77.

Andre is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and licensed acupuncturist who has practiced trauma therapy in the USA since the 1980s. His work is primarily with people who have suffered a traumatic experience or who might have an addiction. He also helps people with managing stress and this was the focus of his talk to the Aldenham students.

After providing some background to the causes and effects of stress and sharing personal experiences from his youth and early years, Andre offered some tips on coping with exam stress as well as other everyday life situations that may cause anxiety. His gentle approach quickly put the students at their ease and prompted some very thoughtful questions at the end of the session.

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