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ERIC Number: ED120610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Self-Managing Stress and Tension.
Hendricks, C. G.; And Others
Anxiety, or stress and tension, is a major problem in education for teachers as well as students. Training in the self-management of stress and tension seeks to help a person learn how to reduce tension and how to change the stress-producing features of the environment. The training program described in this paper is based on a variation of systematic desensitization, but emphasizes the use of relaxation as an active coping skill in everyday life situations. Specifically, the training program attempts to teach the following: (1) the nature of stress and tension; (2) the way in which each individual personally experiences stress and tension; (3) the identification of environmental and cognitive events which trigger stress and tension behaviors (tensations); (4) development techniques for deep relaxation; (5) the use of "instant relaxation" in those situations which cause stress; and (6) ways to change physical and social events which cause tension. The training program, a self-contained nine-hour workshop, is described in this paper. Data and reactions from a preliminary evaluation are also included. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30 to April 3, 1975)