FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jenny C. Brennan, MAPP
President, Ardent Wellbeing, LLC 
Phone: (215) 316-1828
Email: Jenny@ardentwellbeing.com

New Science-Based Program Helps People Manage Stress Before and After the Election.   

Hopkinton, MA, 10/20/2020. According to the American Psychological Association, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of eligible voters found the upcoming presidential election to be a significant source of stress. Add to this the ongoing concerns about COVID-19, and it is a recipe for a stress epidemic that is affecting the lives of countless individuals. Election Zen is an on-line program designed to help people manage this stress by offering information and tools to boost wellbeing and turn stress into strength both before and after the election.

“Fear, anger, and angst are appropriate reactions to what is going on in America today, and there are ways to leverage those emotions for more sustainable action,” said Jenny C. Brennan, President of Ardent Wellbeing, LLC. “We are not going to tell you to think positively. Instead, we are going to give you science-based strategies to help you tap into your strengths and build your wellbeing resources so you can better support the things you care about.”

The one-hour, self-paced program contains short video modules that teach participants science-based strategies designed to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. There is also a downloadable Election Zen workbook that offers practice exercises. To access the program go to www.electionzen.com. 

“People can learn how to think about and respond to stress in ways that are more conducive to wellbeing,” said Brennan. “Other strategies we teach include how to practice compassion, check your thinking for accuracy, strengthen your relationships despite physical distance, and create moments of awe and gratitude.”

Election Zen delivers 14 science-based strategies that teach people how to:

  • Reframe and manage stress
  • Engage their strengths to support the things they care about
  • Avoid common biases and thinking traps 
  • Strengthen relationships (despite physical distancing) 
  • Ignite protective positive emotions like awe and gratitude
  • Exercise compassion for themselves and difficult others
  • Make a personal election plan

The program draws from research insights from the science of applied positive psychology. Positive psychology is an applied social science that explores the strengths, traits, capacities, and experiences that contribute to human flourishing. 

Ardent Wellbeing, LLC provides educational and consultation services to individuals and organizations who want to apply the science of positive psychology to their work practices, training programs, or community outreach for greater engagement, resilience, and success. For more information, visit www.ardentwellbeing.com.

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Jenny C. Brennan, MAPP is an internationally recognized practitioner in the science of applied positive psychology. She earned her Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and went on to develop educational programming for the International Positive Psychology Association. She was recently elected to the organization’s International Council of Advisors.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as therapy, nor as professional medical advice or treatment. If you need help, please consult a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or counselor. © Copyright Ardent Wellbeing Learning 2020

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