15:11 PM

'Biology of Stress'

Biology, Counseling & Disability Departments partner for live stream event

The Biology Department partnered with the Counseling and Accessibility Department to bring a live stream event called “The Biology of Stress” on March 11 by Ms. Sonia Rivera.

Sonia Rivera is native of the Rio Grande Valley and a licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has worked as a counselor for South Texas College since February of 2000.

During our seminar, students and community members learned that stress is a state of mental or emotional tension resulting from very demanding or adverse circumstances. Ms. Rivera explained the biology of stress and explained that stress is a normal response of the body’s way of reacting to a condition such as a threat, challenge or physical and psychological barrier. She shared with our public stress management tips, recommendations for our students on reducing stress while taking a test and shared two relaxation techniques called Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Meditation through Guided Imagery.

If you feel that you need counseling, you can contact South Texas College, Counseling and Student Accessibility Services by calling (956) 872-2173.

The South Texas College Biology Department, Speaker Series Committee, is committed to participating in outreach initiatives for students and community members. Speaker Series events are free of cost and are geared to bring awareness to various topics.

To watch this seminar and our previous events, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel called “STC Biology Department”