Workshop Overview

Workshop: Stress Management

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. Participants will be shown how stress can be positive and negative, and we’ll look at the Triple A approach that will form the basis of this workshop.

 

The Stress Management workshop will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. They will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress.

Stress Management

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Workshop Objectives

  • Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid, or Accept)
  • Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques
  • Better cope with major events
  • Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them
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Workshop Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Understanding Stress

  • What is Stress?
  • What is Eustress?
  • Understanding the Triple A Approach

Module Three: Creating a Stress-Reducing Lifestyle

  • Eating Properly
  • Exercising Regularly
  • Sleeping Well

Module Four: Altering the Situation

  • The First A
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Creating Effective Actions

Module Five: Avoiding the Situation

  • The Second A
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Creating Effective Actions

Module Six: Accepting the Situation

  • The Third A
  • Identifying Appropriate Situations
  • Creating Effective Actions
Module Seven: Using Routines to Reduce Stress

  • Planning Meals
  • Organizing Chores
  • Using a To-Do List

Module Eight: Environmental Relaxation Techniques

  • Finding a Sanctuary
  • Using Music
  • Seeing the Humor

Module Nine: Physical Relaxation Techniques

  • Soothing Stretches
  • Deep Breathing
  • Tensing and Relaxing
  • Meditation

Module Ten: Coping with Major Events

  • Establishing a Support System
  • Creating a Plan
  • Knowing When to Seek Help

Module Eleven: Our Challenge to You

  • Creating a Stress Log
  • Week One: Recording Events
  • Week Two: Identifying Stressors and Creating a Plan
  • Week Three: Creating New Habits
  • Reviewing and Evaluating

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Duration: 2 Days

Target Audience: All

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