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Commentary | June 22, 2021

Learn a new system for stress management—a Wellness Wednesday training

By Keisha Reynolds

Stress. It’s a universal experience, and one that has certainly been a topic of conversation throughout the pandemic. Join personnel from Training Center Yorktown, Chaplain David Peterson and Master Chief Petty Officer Andrea Martynowski, as they share their inaugural teachings on stress and resilience through the “Operational Stress Control” (OSC) training, which is a tried and true peer-to-peer prevention program. The session will be held on June 23, 2021 from 3 – 4 p.m. EDT on Coast Guard Teams. 

The OSC program includes learning about emotional intelligence, strengthening relationships, and reinforcing healthy problem solving and adaptive stress management tools to help remain “Ready, Relevant and Resilient.” Resilience builds and strengthens our values, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. The session will share how each one of us can maintain and grow our resilience by practicing optimism, flexible thinking, self-control, positive coping, and problem-solving.

**Wellness Wednesday is being hosted on Coast Guard Teams. You will only be able to access this forum from a Coast Guard workstation or if you call in via the following number: +1 410-874-6742, Conference ID: 600 234 437#. Please email us any questions or suggestions you may have.

Previous Wellness Wednesday recordings are available on the CG-11 Coast Guard Portal webpage.