3525 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543

Stress Management & Self Care Group Class

Tuesdays: April 4, 18, 25 and May 2

Classes are designed for adults of any age who want to learn how to develop practical, doable skills to create and sustain a healthy work-relationship-family-life balance. This 4-week group class will teach participants practical ways to manage day to day stress while enhancing their ability to consistently practice techniques to improve self-care. Every session will include: 20 minutes of didactic learning, 20 minutes of walking together & 20 minutes of processing (personal sharing). Weekly topics include: Music, Meditation, Self-Care, Gardening and Movement. Classes led by Wallace Hamlin, Licensed Clinical Counselor & Pam White, Horticulturist

  • Classes will be held at OSCC, 3525 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL  60543
  • Tuesdays: April 4, 18, 25, and May 2:  7:00-8:00pm
  • All Ages Welcome!
  • Led by Wallace Hamlin, Licensed Clinical Counselor & Pam White, Horticulturist
  • $25 Donation to OSCC; includes all 4 sessions
  • Check or Cash paid in-person at OSCC
  • Advance Registration & Payment required by Friday, March 31st.
  • Call 630-554-5602 to register.

Week 1, Tuesday, April 4th: What is stress, why does it need to be managed? What is self-care and why is it important to our overall psychosocial-physical health? Participants will learn what stress is, how to identify it in their lives and how to prevent it from exacerbating personal problems at work, home and in the community.

Week 2, Tuesday, April 18th: Practical and repeatable Self-care techniques. Participants will learn some easy, quick and effective ways to relieve stress felt in various parts of the body. These techniques can be done most anywhere (at work, home, while traveling) in bring relief in just a few moments.

Week 3, Tuesday, April 25th  : Music, meditation, and guided imagery for stress relief. Participants will learn how to use music and other sensory techniques to relieve stress and improve interpersonal & intrapersonal communication effectiveness.

Week 4, Tuesday, May 2nd : Indoor & Outdoor Gardening for Stress Management. Participants will do hands-on, fun, and repeatable gardening to relive stress and improve their overall health.

Group Class Leaders:

Pam Wagner White is a horticulturist and agriculturalist who recently retired as owner of one of Northern Illinois most successful family farms and produce markets. She has successfully managed farm and produce market staff and is well acquainted with the challenges of operating and managing a successful family owned small businesses. Her responsibilities among others included ensuring product quality and timeliness of delivery. She developed and managed staff schedules ensuring efficiency and productivity. She developed product pricing and managed both accounts payable and receivable. She ensured customer service was efficient, effective, courteous and responsive to the needs of clients. Pam is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the Board for Oswegoland Senior and Community Center.

Wallace Hamlin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts and Certified Child and Family Therapist. Hamlin holds graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Chicago Family Institute and is a Fellow of the Public Health Leadership Institute of University of Illinois Chicago. He has a 50 year history of being a mental health and public health professional including having been the founding Executive Director of Kendall County Health and Human Services, Executive Director and Public Health Administrator of the Kendall County Health Department. While he maintains a part-time private clinical counseling practice (Neighborhood Counseling Associates) he retired from the position of Corporate National Clinical Director for a corporation providing residential, outpatient, inpatient and day treatment mental health services in multiple states. He has also been an adjunct instructor with both the University of St. Francis and Waubonsee Community College. He is currently a Board Member Oswegoland Senior and Community Center, serving as President.