ERIC Number: ED195923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Helping Clients Manage Stress: A Practical Approach.
The pervasiveness of stress as a problem, with its many harmful effects on people, makes it a matter of growing interest for counselors and other personnel workers. This monograph provides definitions of stress, distress, and eustress, and discusses numerous causes of distress, as well as the benefits of stress to a healthy, productive life. Several strategies are presented to assist clients in identifying causes of their distress. A holistic view of stress is encouraged as well as the examination of a number of life style factors including: diet, exercise, life change events, and personality traits. The role of cognitive processes in producing or alleviating distress is elaborated. Three practical interpersonal approaches to stress management are described including relaxing techniques. (Author/KMF)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Change, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselors, Crisis Intervention, Emotional Adjustment, Personality Traits, Program Descriptions, Psychological Patterns, Relaxation Training, Role Models, State of the Art Reviews, Stress Variables
ERIC Counseling and Personnel Services Clearinghouse, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.