Monthly Archives: October 2013

Conference Understanding and Managing Stress

Monday, November 18th 2013

12h30 – 14h00

Place: Auditorium 00/25

Rue de la Loi 130

Stress has become one of the most important challenges to our health, well-being, quality of life, relationships and economy

– in 2011 stress levels increased by 48% according to a global business survey

– 70 to 95% of all illnesses are related to stress

– 1.1 million people in Belgium use antidepressants

– in 2011 13.5 million boxes of sleeping pills were sold in Belgium

– 1 in 4 employees working in Belgium is at risk to have a burn-out


Tom – Stress Coach for Body & Mind – during his interactive presentation with practical exercises, will address three questions to help you understand and manage stress more effectively

What is stress?

Why has it become a nuisance?

What can you do about it?




Reminder: Reiki conference on 14/11/13 in DG AGRI

I would like to remind you about the reiki conference organised by TAXUD Wellbeing and CSG in DG AGRI on 14/11/2013, opened to colleagues from all DGs:

“Reiki – One of the tools to reduce stress and feel well that you may enjoy during lunchtime”.

Do not hesitate to make some publicity about that event in your networks .

I would also like to recommend the following article:

With my kindest regards,

Christian Devillers

Oriental Dance

Escanear - pub 3-13Cours de Danse Orientale qui se donnent les lundi à 17h30 (débutantes) et à 18h45 (avancées) dans la salle des sports du CESE-CdR, Rue Belliard, 99.

Ces cours sont ouverts aux membres de notre Association ainsi qu’ à leurs familles. Pour plus d’information, prière de vous adresser à:

Vous ci-dessous un message sur l’expérience vécue par une danseuse.

Pratiqué de façon habituelle, cette activité peut aider

À accélérer la circulation sanguine.

Améliorer la souplesse articulaire.

Tonifier et renforcer les muscles

Trouver la féminité.

Améliorer le maintien.

Renforcer le système cardio-respiratoire.

Développer l’équilibre.

Corriger la mauvaise posture.

Développer la concentration.

Trouver la sérénité et calmer le esprit.

Rester toujours jeune.


Statement from a dancer:

“I had colon cancer surgery in early August of 2012. It was successful but the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. I am currently undergoing 6 months of chemo therapy.

About 2 months ago, I experienced severe contractions in my abdomin and vomiting. It lasted about 8 hours. I went to the emergency room and stayed in the hospital for 3 days. Three weeks later the same thing happened again. Each time my chemo was suspended. I was getting concerned that I would not be able to finish my chemo protocol. That’s when I danced and did yoga and the pain went away thus avoiding another hospital stay.

I had about 4 more onsets and again, danced and yoged them away. I am almost done with my chemo now, 2 months ahead of schedule.

I hope you can share my story which may help others in my situation. It apparently is not uncommon to experience contractions which is a result of adhesions (scar tissue) from the surgery which results in the intestines getting caught on the adhesions .The colon will continue to try and pull free causing the pain. The belly dancing helped to untangle the intestine thus improving the situation”.

— Janine Wright