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Strategies to Manage Seasonal Stress

Holidays are supposed to be the time to relax and have fun, but stress levels are high during the holiday season for almost everyone.

My background in Psychology doesn’t make me immune to the stress that comes with the holidays. It does, however, mean that I have learned and seen firsthand the best ways to manage the stress when it shows up.

Here are the most common holiday stressors and some strategies I share with my clients to help manage that stress. 

About the Author

Sharon Saia, MSW, LISW-S, is the Director of the Employee Assistance Program and Behavioral Health at the Ohio State University. Sharon has had 30 years of experience in a wide array of mental health settings. Before coming to Ohio State, Sharon worked as a therapist for 10 years at Central Ohio Behavioral Medicine, a private practice, providing services to individuals impacted by trauma, chronic illness, and mental illness. Sharon serves on the Board of several organizations, enjoys her family, reading and travel.