Join ACERA’s 8-Week Finding Balance Stress Management Program

Finding Balance is an 8-week stress management program designed to help participants recognize how stress affects their lives and explore positive ways to deal with it.

Join Any Time

The program launches Monday, August 6, and concludes the week of September 24, but you can join any time!

Participants receive a Finding Balance Workbook and Stress Journal, and will receive 8 weekly emails during the program containing stress management tools and information.


Week 1 August 6, 2018
Week 2 August 13, 2018
Week 3 August 20, 2018
Week 4 August 27, 2018
Week 5 September 3, 2018
Week 6 September 10, 2018
Week 7 September 17, 2018
Week 8 September 24, 2018


ACERA retirees who complete the end of program survey contained in the week 8 email, will be entered into a raffle for wellness-related prizes.

No personal health information is shared with ACERA or the health plans.

All ACERA retirees and their families are encouraged to participate.

Where to Start

If you missed the first email, sign up for the rest of the emails by subscribing to our Wellness Tips and Tools here.

Then, you can start here with our week 1 post that contains the same information as the first email:

Start Here



Finding Balance: Getting Started
Week 1: How stress affects you and why it matters

It’s hard to be your best self if you’re feeling tired, anxious, tense, or distracted. But those are some of the physical and mental symptoms of stress — and they all take a toll on your total health.


6 Thought Exercises to Gain More Peace, Health, and Awareness

Cultivating moments of positive awareness has been found to be a simple and quick practice with an abundance of health benefits. Researchers at the University of San Francisco have identified a set of skills


3 Ideas to Stay Active This Summer

We have 3 ideas to help you stretch your legs, gather together with others, and have a fun summer.