and I learned about the wellness program when I read a member’s testimony in your newsletter. I called the telephone number to enroll, and started working with Julie, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas nurse. She listened to my objectives and helped me put together a plan to achieve my goals.
She contacted me once a month for six months. Prior to starting this program, I had been contemplating trying yoga and some deep breathing exercises, so Julie encouraged me to go forward with those practices.
She also sent me a Stop Stress Right This Minute workbook that we completed together during our sessions. She also shared a meditation app with me that proved useful.
I was amazed at how much it helped me to add those exercises to my daily routine, and how it consistently improved my blood pressure readings over time. Julie was very encouraging and gave me helpful tips and observations along the way. The stress book is one that I will keep for a future resource. While I still encounter stress in my life, I've learned to be more aware of it and how to better manage it, which has had a positive impact on my health.
I appreciate the help I received from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas wellness program.