ERIC Number: ED347449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Stress-Management Guide for Young People.
Youngs, Bettie B.
This document presents a comprehensive guide to help young people understand and cope with stress, pressure, and anxiety. Adolescent readers are introduced to the concept of stress, the ways that stress can affect them, and the skills and techniques needed to help them learn effective ways to reduce and manage stress. The guide begins by defining stress and looking at both the biology and the psychology of stress. A section on coping with stress explains the stress cycle. A stress test for young adults is provided. A section on strategies for effective coping focuses on thinking about thinking, changing unwanted thoughts, changing negative thoughts, thinking out loud, problem-solving, thinking about consequences, role playing, active listening, giving negative feedback, receiving negative feedback, assertive choice, and communications. Other sections explore the development of self-esteem, time management, managing music and other sounds, school stress, relaxation, and taking care of oneself. Relevant exercises are included for readers to work through in each of the sections of the book. A list of suggested readings and a directory of helping organizations concludes the guide. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Coping, Relaxation Training, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Time Management
B. L. Winch & Assoc./Jalmar Press, 45 Hitching Post Dr., Bldg. 2, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A