Managing Stress: The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

This presentation will provide attendees with information about stress in the graduate student population and will draw upon the expertise of the presenters to address stress management at the individual and population level. Participants will engage in an interactive dialogue on how to better manage their stress and anxiety. Participants will work in groups, identifying their own sources of stress and developing strategies to manage that stress, and will practice a mindfulness meditation for stress relief. 

February 14, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: 203 Watt Family Innovation Center

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Presented by:

Jennifer M. Goree

She is currently serving as Director of Healthy Campus.

Educational/training background

Jennifer has an M.Ed in Clinical Counseling and is the Director of Healthy Campus. Healthy Campus leads health promotion and risk reduction initiatives for the student population and provides public health leadership for the campus community.

Dr. Cory T. Shaffer

He is currently working for Synergy Performance as a Mental Performance Coach.

Educational/training background

Dr. Shaffer completed his Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from Florida State University (FSU). Prior to his doctoral training at FSU, he completed his B.S. in Human Development with a concentration in Social and Personality Development from Cornell University (2010) and his M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University (2011) in Developmental Psychology. He is originally from Transfer, PA and joined the Synergy Performance team in 2015. Dr. Shaffer has earned the status of Certified Mental Performance Coach with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC #542) through his work counseling and consulting collegiate student athletes, including FSU Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country, FSU Baseball, as well as collegiate football and basketball coaches and players. In 2014, Dr. Shaffer spent time working with Naval Special Warfare Group Four, based out of Virginia Beach, VA, delivering mental skills training to Navy Special Operators, training cadre, and support staff. He is proficient in utilizing biofeedback, among other technologies, to train athletes and performers how to control stress and manage muscle tension for peak performance. With Synergy Performance, Dr. Shaffer’s spends time both at the Greenville office working with local junior athletes, coaches, and teams and also providing sport psychology services to the Clemson University Athletic Department.


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