Health & Wellness

Livingston's Family Healing Center to Host Free Stress-Management Workshop


LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Family Healing Center (FHC) of Livingston is hosting a free event for parents entitled “Managing Stress for Success,” a workshop is designed to help children cope with the stresses of life, on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 249 E. Northfield Road, Suite LL5.

The workshop will involve a fun, informative and interactive talk with Dr. Priyanka Upadhaya, an expert of parenting and managing stress, followed by a question-and-answer session with the FHC team.

“Life is stressful,” said Malik Carey, chief executive officer of FHC. “As overworked and over-scheduled parents and children, we’re all susceptible to stress, especially in our fast-paced region. And children—even the youngest children—have anxiety and concerns which parents need to be aware of. How can you manage your own stress and learn to understand and reduce your child’s stress as well?”

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Some of the key topics of this workshop will include:

  1. Understanding and recognizing stress and mental health issues in ourselves and others;
  2. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance;
  3. Managing distractions/disruptions; and
  4. Using practical coping strategies for parents and children.

Quoting L.R. Knost, Carey said, "When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it our job to share our calm, not their chaos.”

Quoting Charles Swindall, he said, “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory bank of our children.”

According to Carey, this workshop will teach local parents the facts about mental health and wellness, effective parenting, brain-based strategies for change and growth, and overall mindfulness.

As seating is limited, FHC advises that interested parties register as soon as possible before Nov. 22. To register, contact Jeanette at 973 251 2874 or

Sign up will be available for Teen, Parenting or Mindfulness groups. 

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