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Lecture to Offer Stress-Reduction Techniques

Fairbanks, Alaska—Summer Sessions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in cooperation with the UAF School 
of Education, will host a free public lecture with University of San Francisco psychologist and sociologist 
Brian Gerrard Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. The lecture, “Six Stress Reduction 
Techniques that Really Work,” will also be available as a live webcast at 
http://www.alaska.edu/oit/services/video-conferencing/streaming-conferences/.

Gerrard is an associate professor in the Counseling Psychology Departmentand is executive director of USF’s 
Center for Child and Family Development. His areas of research have included marital and family therapy, 
school-based family counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, researchmethods, grief counseling and health 
psychology.

This lecture will describe six effective approaches to stress reduction including thought-stopping, 
diaphragmatic breathing, progressive relaxation, chanting, cognitive disputation and assertion.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: UAF Summer Sessions at 907-474-7021 or summer@alaska.edu.

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