To help teachers manage stress to improve everyday functioning, the Ateneo College Guidance and Counselling Office (ACGO) led by its director Norma A Baluca, RGC, conducted a Stress Management Seminar for administrators and faculty members of the Cabaluay National High School (CNHS).
Held in partnership with the Department of Education thru the CNHS last November, participants were taught the causes of stress and techniques on how to manage them. They were trained how to perform the Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) Core Skill, focusing on mindfulness. which included breathing exercise, progressive muscle relaxation technique, and physical fitness activities.
DBT focuses on problem-solving and acceptance-based strategies within a framework of dialectical methods which include processes that synthesize opposite concepts such as change and acceptance.
DBT practitioners offer acceptance and support to people in therapy, many of whom have conditions described as "difficult to treat," as they work to develop techniques to achieve goals, greater overall mental and emotional well-being, and lasting positive change.
As a culminating activity, Baluca and ACGO counselors Bernard Rommel L Vargas, Alexander A Medina, and Rafael Venancio N Castillo, administered a detoxification and relaxation session through ear acupuncture.