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Stress Less Club

Name of Club: Stress Less Club

Advisor(s): Mrs. Gittleman


    Date Starts: Friday October 5th and Friday November 2nd 

    Date Ends: End of year

Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: Auditorium Stage

Grade Levels: 6th, 7th, 8th

Cost: None

Additional Information: Click link

Stress Less Club Flyer

Are you, or
Is your student


is for THEM!!!

Bring a mat, blanket or towel.

We will provide the hot chocolate and tea.

Learn how to feel more relaxed and in control of

your racing mind and heart!

About Stress Less Club

Stress management may be a valuable skill for adults, but for children and adolescents it may come down to survival. Research at Harvard University is among hundreds of studies citing the serious, permanent damage – as serious as changes to the brain’s architecture – caused by unbuffered exposure to extreme and/or prolonged stress in children.

Kathy Gittelman developed and piloted StressLess™ at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East in response to her students who reported anxiety and stress related to academic issues (tests, grades, getting called on in class, working in groups, etc.); friends, family or teacher issues; low self-confidence; and obsessive desire for perfection. Leveraging her graduate work in movement therapy and generally accepted verbal and nonverbal modalities, Kathy helps students learn positive coping strategies, and the discipline to use them in daily life.

Activities during the group session include deep breathing, mindfulness,  getting grounded and focused using movement and breath together. After gaining self-confidence and trust within the group, she leads discussions about commonly reported issues and lets students practice problem solving strategies in a safe, supportive environment.

“StressLess™ is appropriate and beneficial for any student, but my experience shows it can be life altering for those who are perfectionists, gifted, creative, artists and musicians, with high expectations of themselves,” Kathy said. “In virtually every instance, the skills learned and practiced in StressLess™ are elemental in helping build better students, better friends and better, kinder people.”