November 08, 2013

Former NFL player to discuss handling stress

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Former professional football player, author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton will be at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for two public presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Shelton, founder and CEO of RehabTime Organization, will speak about “Stress Less With the Right Mindset” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 pm. in the Student Center Auditorium and from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Grinnell Hall dining area on the second floor.  Both presentations are free and open to the campus and community.

Organizers say the purpose of the event is to help students and others who are struggling with stress to better focus and stay on track with their schoolwork and everyday life. 

Shelton, a Little Rock, Ark., native, earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Baylor University, where he was a standout wide receiver.  He was signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in 2007 and also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins.  The co-author of the best seller “See My Heart Not My Past,” Shelton travels widely, offering advice and encouragement to help people develop the right mindset to overcome stress, avoid depression, and reach their full potential.

Shelton will also speak to faculty, staff and University College instructors at 2 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Room 150.  This presentation will focus on his Rehab Time Organization and how to inspire people to understand their full potential and enhance their feelings of self worth. 

Sponsors of Shelton’s campus visit include the Associate Chancellor for Diversity, Dean of Students, Center for Inclusive Excellence, Student Support Services, University Housing, Exploratory Student Advisement, University College, Phi Rho Eta Fraternity Inc., Mu Kappa Lambda Chapter Alpha and Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.