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#SCGTHRIVE: Widen Your Window of Tolerance, Decrease Allostatic Load

This webinar will help you understand how your body builds what is known as ‘allostatic load’ and what you can do to reduce it. What is allostatic load? We all experience stress, and some people have higher levels of it than others. Perception of stress and how ‘wide’ our tolerance for it is determines our reaction and recovery from stressful events. Regardless of your stress, unless you fully recover afterwards, you build allostatic load and doing so results in the narrowing of your tolerance window for stress in the future. In this program you will:


  • Learn how to assess the ‘width’ of your own window of stress tolerance

  • Identify signs of ‘narrowed’ windows of those around you

  • Learn how to widen window of tolerance and decrease allostatic load



Denise Gaskin, M.S., Ph.D.

Denise has worked in several industries including healthcare, behavioral health, nonprofit and legal. She helps leaders develop healthy cultures that support employee well-being and mental health as well as effective operational and business strategies. She is the author of several articles on well-being, health, leadership, culture and healthy workplaces and wrote a book called Designing Healthy Culture: A DIY Guide for Building a Culture of Health. Before forming RavenWork, Denise served as Chief Operating Officer for Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, a regional law firm in the Pacific Northwest, and prior to that as Chief Operating Officer at The Van Winkle Law Firm in Asheville, North Carolina. Before her 12 years in the legal field, she worked for a multi-county behavioral health organization in western North Carolina. Denise holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Educational Psychology, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University and a B.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University.

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