NAMI FairfieldSpeaker Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month (except for July and August) from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Eliot Room Library, First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, Ct.
They are free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.
For more information about the NAMI Fairfield Speaker Meetings please call Judy at 203-650-3463.
Below is the current schedule of speakers
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
NAMI Fairfield will hold its First Wednesday of the Month Meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Do you know how stress can affect your health? May is Mental Health Awareness Month so come and hear about the latest research on the stressed brain and its effects on your mental and physical health.
The Director of the Yale Stress Center, Dr. Rajita Sinha, will talk about how to manage stress, rejuvenate your brain and live a healthier life.
The first part of the presentation will include information on how stress adds load to your brain and can hijack your brain to have bad effects on your mood, attention, memory and health. Strategies to reduce stress, improve attention and wellbeing will be demonstrated.
The second part of the presentation will focus on how stress can affect your weight, your food choices, and your efforts to lose weight. Learn about small changes you can make that may turn into big results to help you manage your weight and become a healthier you!
Rajita Sinha, Ph.D. is a Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study; Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry; Director, Yale Stress Center (yalestress.org); Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical InvestigationYale University School of Medicine.
The meeting will be held in the Eliot Room Library, First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield from 7:30-9 pm. It is open to the public, is free of charge, and light refreshments will be served. For more information please call Judy at 203-650-3463.