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Date, Time, Cost

Thursday, March 8, 2018
7.30PM EDT – 9.00PM EDT
Fee: $30.00 for SENG Members; $40.00 for Non-Members
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Many gifted and talented individuals experience stress. For some, it can be a source of creativity and insight; for others, a limiting force of elevated anxiety. Given the multi potentialities and demands on gifted students, brain-based research has important applications for understanding the impact of stress and anxiety on gifted individuals, and illuminating effective strategies to best support academic growth, social and emotional development, and stress management. Additionally, recent research on an innovative, proactive stress management intervention, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), has demonstrated a significant reduction in anxiety for gifted students. EFT can be easily incorporated into daily routines, providing gifted youth and those that serve them with greater ease in handling daily tasks, managing hectic schedules and maximizing their potentials. This SENGinar will help participants understand the impact of anxiety on one’s ability to process information, accurately perceive situations and successfully focus on tasks. Additionally, session attendees will better understand the physiological and cognitive effects of stress and anxiety, and learn how to use EFT to counter them.


About the Presenter

Dr. Amy Gaesser, Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at SUNY Brockport, received her PhD in Counselor Education with a concentration in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. She is a certified school counselor and a nationally certified counselor with 20+ years of experience in mental health and academia. Dr. Gaesser specializes in assisting K-12 gifted students with anxiety and researches the efficacy of therapies incorporating acupoint self-stimulation, such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). In her free time, Dr. Gaesser loves to cross-country ski, snowshoe, kayak, hike, yoga, bike and spend time with her family and friends.


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