Life coach to host series on stress, nutrition at ARC


Life coach Barbie Paget lead her audience in a breathing exercise during her stress management workshop on April 27. (File photo)

Justina Sharp

Certified life coach and nutrition specialist Barbie Paget will be returning to American River College to host a series of workshops centering around stress management, nutrition and handling change on Nov. 15 and 16 in Community Rooms 1 and 2.

The series is split into three workshops, presented twice on each day by Paget, who led a similar series last semester.

“She’s building on what she did last semester,” said Breanna Holland, a supervisor in the ARC Career Center. “We brought her back because we really saw a positive impact.”

The Career Center is organizing the series in an ongoing effort to assist students in leading more successful lives outside of campus.

The first session, “Basic Stress Survival,” will be hosted at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day, and focuses on teaching tips to handles everyday stress, as well as stress triggers and how the body responds to them.

“We work to advance (students) as a whole human being,” said Holland. “In order to be successful, we have to ask ‘Are you getting a good breakfast? Are you getting a good start?’”

The second session, “EQ, Life Change & Success”, will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and will concentrate on emotional balance, community connections and how to use transitions in life to be successful.

“Particularly given the current climate, this is an important subject to talk about,” said Holland.

The third and final session, ‘Nutrition for Maximum Energy,” will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, and pinpoints nutritional habits to assist students in leading healthy, energized lives.

Some students feel that this series is a positive contribution, and a step in a positive direction for the school.

“I think it’s a beautiful service offered by the school,” said Sandra Guzman, a Math major. “It should be in high demand.”

Other students are more skeptical, but see the value in tending more to the emotional and mental health of the student body.

“While I may not benefit entirely from it personally,” said Cleavlnd Groves, a business major, “I appreciate the school is offering it.”