Staying Positive in High Pressure Times

Date & Time
Thursday, April 10
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:15 a.m.

Executive Caterers of Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Road
Mayfield heights, Ohio
$ 70.00 CAMLS libraries
$105.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$140.00 Non-members
Fee includes coffee, lunch and materials
Deadline: April 3
Limit: 75

Stressful situations are a fact of life. Everyone is faced with stress, but not everyone has discovered the best ways to cope with it. There are choices you can make that will change the way you think, feel and behave in high pressure situations. In this program, you will take a look at how you are presently dealing with pressure, and determine what is and what is not working. You will develop an understanding of how your thoughts and beliefs, including your self-esteem, affect your responses to adversity. You’ll learn strategies that will help you cope more effectively every day.

Scott Sheperd holds a Ph.D. in counseling. He is the author of The Survival Handbook for the Newly Recovering, a book focusing on substance abuse, and What do You think of You?, a book on self-esteem for young people and their parents. He co-authored Cancer and Hope and I Will Live for Today, books for the seriously ill and their families. His six-part lecture series, Who’s in Charge? was broadcast on PBS. Scott has over twenty years experience working with people in high pressure situations. He was a popular Support Staff Conference speaker in 1991.
Intended Audience
Staff in any position not requiring an M.L.S. degree
  • Get a better understanding of the relationship between what you think, feel and do

  • Learn the specific behaviors that can make stressful situation worse

  • Practice, through role-playing, how to handle typical situations you face

  • Learn key strategies that will make situations better
    Course Content
    • The myths about high pressure and stressful situations--how many do you believe?

    • Exploration of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behavior (Rational-Emotive therapy 101)

    • How the Learned Helplessness phenomenon keeps you from recognizing your choices

    • Self-esteem and coping ability

    • Role playing situations focusing on specific events

    • New strategies for coping