Stress Management Workshop

Course Duration 1 Day 

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. Your 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.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • 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

Course Outline

Understanding Stress

What is Stress?

What is Eustress?

Understanding the Triple

“A” Approach

Creating a Stress Reducing Lifestyle

Eating Properly

Exercising Regularly

Sleeping Well

Altering the Situation

The First A

Identifying Appropriate Situations

Creating Effective Actions

Avoiding the Situation

The Second A

Identifying Appropriate Situations

Creating Effective Actions

Using Routines to Reduce Stress

Planning Meals

Organizing Chores

Using a To-Do List

Environmental Relaxation Techniques

Finding a Sanctuary

Using Music

Seeing the Humour

Physical Relaxation Techniques

Soothing Stretches

Deep Breathing

Tensing and Relaxing Meditation

Coping with Major Events

Establishing a Support System

Creating a Plan

Knowing When to Seek Help

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

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Stress Management Outline – Full Day