ERIC Number: ED338001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Methods for Managing Stress in the Workplace: Coping Effectively on the Job.
Casey, Anita; And Others
This manual is intended for use by persons with psychiatric disabilities who are employed in the community but need help in coping with daily stressors at work. It is designed to be taught to mental health consumers by mental health consumers. Each session includes a review of the previous session; objectives; a list of materials needed; and exercises that involve role plays, discussion, questionnaires, rating scales, and problem solving. The course is divided into 10 sessions covering the following topics: identifying internal and external sources of stress; the three stages of stress and the physical stress response; identifying personal responses to stress in the workplace; learning to relax--progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises; understanding the importance of self-enhancing statements; self-enhancing statements; assertive behavior and stress management; four techniques of assertive behavior; learning to retain stress management techniques; and summarizing and evaluating the course. Appendixes contain a task and stress analysis checklist and a list of approximately 25 suggested readings. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Assertiveness, Coping, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Lesson Plans, Mental Disorders, Postsecondary Education, Relaxation Training, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Vocational Adjustment
Thresholds National Research and Training Center on Rehabilitation and Mental Illness, 561 West Diversey Parkway, Suite 210-A, Chicago, IL 60614 ($12.95 postage included).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Thresholds, Chicago, IL.
Note: For a related document, see EC 300 742.