ERIC Number: ED255839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Stress Management: A Rational Approach.
This workbook was designed for use as the primary resource tool during a l-day participatory stress management seminar in which participants identify stressful situations, conduct analyses, and develop approaches to manage the stressful situations more effectively. Small group warm-up activities designed to introduce participants, encourage participation, and list expectations are described, and a set of basic vocabulary words dealing with stress is provided. A mini-lecture on identifying and assessing the impact of stressors includes assessment activity forms and lecture materials on stress, and syntoxic and catatoxic responses. A list of self-observable signs of stress is given. Forms are provided for the application of lecture material to participants' stressful situations. A second mini-lecture deals with a mental approach to coping with guilt, fear, worry, and anger. Additional resource tools in the form of behavior rating check lists which may be used in seminars are provided in the areas of coping behaviors, Type A and Type B behavior patterns, and perception checking. Simple mental and physical activities which participants can use to manage stress are described and a participant behavioral contract form is provided. A three page bibliography is included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.