Stress Management

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. This course will give you a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid, or Accept)
  • Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques
  • Better cope with major events
  • Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them

Understanding Stress

  • What is Stress?
  • What is Eustress?
  • Understanding the Triple “A” Approach
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Creating a Stress-Reducing Lifestyle

  • Eating Properly
  • Exercising Regularly
  • Sleeping Well
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Altering the Situation

  • The First A
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Creating Effective Actions
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Avoiding the Situation

  • The Second A
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Creating Effective Actions
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Accepting the Situation

  • The Third A
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Creating Effective Actions
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Using Routines to Reduce Stress

  • Planning Meals
  • Organizing Chores
  • Using a To-Do List
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Environmental Relaxation Techniques

  • Finding a Sanctuary
  • Using Music
  • Seeing the Humor
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Physical Relaxation Techniques

  • Soothing Stretches
  • Deep Breathing
  • Tensing and Relaxing
  • Meditation
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Coping with Major Events

  • Establishing a Support System
  • Creating a Plan
  • Knowing When to Seek Help
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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